Dayboro State School Buildings 1930s (ca)

The Queenslander of 7th August 1920 reported “WORKS DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURE:  The following expenditure on public works has been approved: Removal of a teacher’s residence to new site, with improvements thereto, State school, Dayboro, £408…”  The play shed was also moved from the old school site.  It is believed this photograph,… Read more »

“Dayboro Cottage” is 120 years old

This is a snip from a larger 1917 photograph.  “Dayboro Cottage” is the middle one of three sawmill workmen’s cottages built in 1900. The Brisbane Courier of 30th June 1900 reported that Mr. Storie, a well-known Brisbane contractor, had purchased the saw mill at Terrors Creek.  The Brisbane Courier of… Read more »

North Pine River at Armstrong Creek

The Dayboro Times and Moreton Mail of 18th July 1953 reported “PINE SHIRE COUNCIL ENGINEER’S REPORT…McKenzie’s Bridge – Dayboro – Plan and estimate for the re-decking and extending of this bridge are submitted herewith…”  It has often been said that the road bridge washed away which is not what happened. … Read more »

Thomas & Emma Strain & Family c.1915

The Brisbane Courier of 14th July 1925 published an obituary for Thomas and Emma Strain who died within a week of each other, Thomas on 21st June 1925, aged 83, and Emma on 26th June, aged 72.  Thomas Strain was born at Portadown, Co. Armagh, Ireland. He arrived in Moreton… Read more »

Dayboro Showgrounds & surrounds 1983

This aerial photo is believed to have been taken by Joyce Bond during a helicopter ride at the 1983 Dayboro Show.  The county surrounding the Showgrounds was looking magnificent.   The creeks, waterholes and dams all appear very full so there must have been plenty of recent rain.  There are no… Read more »