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Pelican Waters QLD - Street Names
Gradorean Street

Gradorean was the name of a boat used by the Clarke family in their fishing business.
It was derived from the names of their three children, Grace, Doris and Jean.

Evan and Grace Clarke and their nine children settled on the shores of Pumicestone passafe in 1922 where they built Caloundra’s first Ice Works, founding a year round commercial fishing industry and providing much needed ice for Caloundra’s first residents and holiday makers.

They provided free of charge, essential cold room storage to the Australian Army garrison stationed in Caloundra during the second World War – the first line of defense of Australia.

The Clarke family helped form many of Caloundra’s early community services including the Ambulance, School of Arts and Methodist Church.

In 75 years the Clarke family have participated in over 50 resuces on the Caloundra Bar. As a result of these actions they have been awarded a citation from the Humane Society of Australia.

Today Evan and Grace Clarke’s decendants continue in the family traditions, fishing Caloundra’s ocean beaches in the winter for export mullet.

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