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Dayboro Peace Parade – 19th July 1919

  ​This week’s photo is another one in the series of photographs taken by Dick O’Neill of the Dayboro Peace celebrations on 19th July 1919.   The store in the background was located where Puma Service Station is now. ​Many soldiers, including 11 of our local men, had not returned to… Read more »

Dayboro Peace Parade – 19th July 1919

​On 9th May 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles imminent, a peace committee was set up with the intention of deciding how Britain would publically mark the end of the war. ​Peace Day Celebrations were held throughout Britain and the allied countries, including Australia on 19th July 1919, to… Read more »

Dayboro Show 1979

​Senator Neville Bonner officially opened the 1979 Dayboro Show.  He is pictured here with Jim Clune, Dayboro A.H. & I. Assn (Show Society) President (1978-1982), and Win Henzell.   ​In 1971 Neville Bonner became the first Aboriginal Australian to become a member of the Australian Parliament when he was appointed to… Read more »

Carnation Milk Ad from c. 1900

​The late Ken Gold forwarded this Carnation Milk advertisement to Dayboro District Historical Society Inc a little while ago.  Being a former dairy farmer from Samsonvale Ken could appreciate the humour.  The Gold family farm was one of more than 90 properties resumed in the late1960s and early 1970s for… Read more »

New Terrors Creek Bridge – early 1950s

​The Courier Mail of 14th February 1945 reported “…The Pine Shire Council has received authorisation from the Main Roads Commission to construct by day labour a new bridge over Terrors Creek at Dayboro…” ​It would seem that the new bridge over Terrors Creek was not constructed until sometime in the early 1950s.  In a… Read more »