The official opening of The Roundhouse in 1969 marked the beginning of the construction of Ocean Shores.
The official opening of The Roundhouse in 1969 marked the beginning of the construction of Ocean Shores.

Ocean Shores to mark 40 years

The promotional brochure of the day billed it as “a warm, new way of life,” and 40 years on Ocean Shores residents would agree that life in their town next to the sea is pretty good.
The Ocean Shores Community Association (OSCA) wants to celebrate their town’s 40th birthday, and is sending out a call for old photos and newspaper articles of the town’s early days.
They will put together the memorabilia to make a power point presentation to feature at the birthday lunch on Sunday November 22 at the Ocean Shores Country Club.
“We want to give people an awareness of where the town came from,” said OSCA vice president Jan Mangleson.
The administration centre for the then new estate was known as ‘The Roundhouse,’ a building with spectacular views out to the sea in one direction and the mountains in the other.
 It was officially opened in March 1969, and it was this opening that marked the beginning of the construction of the town.
Many people from those days are still around and living in Ocean Shores, and it is to these people that OSCA is appealing for help.
“If anyone has photos or articles of the early days of Ocean Shores,” said OSCA secretary Donna Hammond, “we would like to borrow them to scan in to our presentation.
“The photos will be returned immediately to the owners, so please call Donna on 6680 3137 or Jan on 6680 1108 if you can help us.”
The 40th birthday barbecue lunch will start at noon on Sunday November 22 at the Ocean Shores Country Club at a cost of $20 per person, and $5 for children to Year 6.
For details, check the OSCA web site at www.osca.org.au and go to Community Events, or to make a booking to attend the lunch phone 6680 1108 or 6680 3137.

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