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Dayboro’s First Holden Car

  There were two motor garages in Dayboro, one on the site now occupied by Puma Service Station and the other on the parking area beside the Dayboro Butchery. This was the first garage which was operated by Norman Godfrey Robinson Clay from 1923 until 1936. Walter George (Wally) O’Hara… Read more »

Nutley’s Store – Early 1960s

Ernest Lindenberg built a store on his property on the corner of what are now Williams and Bradley Streets, about 1923.  The business was originally known as O’Neill & McKenzie, Grocers, and then O’Neill & Lindenberg.  Dick O’Neill had come to the district as a young man about 1908 when… Read more »

Adsett’s Blacksmith Shop c. 1916

A newspaper article dated 25th June 1887 stated that James Berry would give an allotment rent free to any person who wished to start a saddlery or a blacksmith and wheelwright.  Charles Adsett may well have taken up that offer as he is listed in the 1892 Queensland Post Office… Read more »

Millbrook Estate development – 17 Jul 2007

In 2007 the Doyle Group commenced development of the Millbrook Estate. This development was on property that had been owned by several generations of the Heathwood family. It also incorporated the property on which the railway line and railway buildings had been located.  Over 8 acres (approx. 3.3 hectares) of… Read more »

Featured Business – Horse & Co

From a very young age Noela Dickinson, proprietor of Horse & Co, had an affinity with horses and this is still very apparent today when seeing her interact with her own two beloved Standardbreds – Sox and Gypsy.  In youth, Noela regularly competed in show jumping and pony club events… Read more »