2007 Dayboro Day Parade – Dayboro QCWA Members

2007 Dayboro Day Parade – Dayboro QCWA Members

2007 Dayboro Day Parade – Dayboro QCWA Members2

The Brisbane Courier of 28th June 1927 reported “…At the invitation of a number of ladies in the Dayboro district, Mrs. J.P. Peterson (president of the metropolitan branch) attended a meeting arranged to form a branch of the association…Officers were elected…

President, Mrs. Henzell

Vice-Presidents, Mesdames Rudd, Weston and Strain

Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Forbes

Treasurer, Mrs. C. Cruice

Convener of Entertainment Committee, Miss Hay

Committee, Misses Easlea, Wirth and Mrs. Merker

The objective of the Branch was to open a room in Dayboro as a rest room and library.

The Branch held its first public function, a euchre party and dance, on 23rd September 1927, raising nearly £12 ($24).

In 1938 the ladies acquired a cottage from the defunct Mt Pleasant Banana settlement and had it rebuilt in Dayboro.  The Dayboro QCWA Rest Rooms were opened in December 1939.