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Interview Series: Rozalyn Kuss, Caloundra Family History Research

Caloundra is the southernmost community on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland, Australia, located 90 kilometres (55.9 mi) north of Brisbane CBD.

In the local Aboriginal dialect, 'Kalowendah' translates as 'Place of the Beech Trees'.

In this interview we meet with Rozalyn Kuss, from Caloundra Family History Research (CFHR).

Tell us a bit about yourself Rozalyn - how you got into family history research, why you are so heavily involved with it now etc.

My family had owned a holiday property at Caloundra since 1944 so we spent every weekend at the beach.  The holiday home became the main residence for my parents from 1966.  In 1977 my husband, daughter and I moved here permanently to live and work.  Ken’s family came to live at Moffat Beach in early 1941, so he grew up on the Sunshine Coast, was educated here and became a member of the Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC, though he had to complete his apprenticeship and find work in Brisbane because Caloundra had a very small population in the 1950’s.

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