Leave It All Behind
In 1871 James Costar was granted a license to sell ‘Fermented and Spirituous Liquors’ at premises in Woombye, Queensland – the Judiciary having dismissed, in the ‘best interests’ of the Sunshine Coast, the constabulary’s protests, accusations and evidence of ‘sly grogging’.
The name James chose for one of the Coast’s very first watering holes was Nil Desperandum – the latin translation of Nothing to Despair For and what would a century later would become the uniquely Australian expression of easy going optimism regardless of the circumstances – No Worries. We just love that. It not only sums up the Sunshine Coast – it also gives you an idea of who we are and why we do what we do.
The Sunshine Coast has long been a place to leave behind your cares — from ancient indigenous gatherings and feasts, through to today’s artisans, surfers, weekenders, festival-goers, backpackers, day-trippers and people who just kind of get it. Like James Costar.
You’re welcome. Enjoy.