Southport, a costal town of about 24,000 people, is on Queensland's Gold Coast, 65 km south-east of central Brisbane. It was probably named after the seaside town of Southport, Lancashire, England.

Further Reading: 

Michael Jones, Country of five rivers: Albert Shire 1788 – 1988, Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1988

Robert Longhurst, Southport: images of yesteryear 1880-1955, Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Council, 1994

Alexander McRobbie, The Surfers Paradise story, Surfers Paradise, Pan News,1982

Penrod's Guide to South Coast Queensland Shore and Mountain Resorts, Brisbane, Penrod Guide Book Co, 5th ed, c1957

Souvenir of Southport and Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Australian Publishing and Advertising Co, 1937

Southport in profile, Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Council, c1995


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