Historical Society

Dayboro & Districts Junior Farmers Club Ekka Display 1959

​Dayboro & Districts Junior Farmers Club was formed when a public interest meeting was held on 5thMarch 1958.  Mr John Nutting and Mr T Sherman from Junior Farmers Head Office attended the meeting. They were introduced to the 31 local people who attended the evening by Mr Ken Gold from the Samsonvale Club. Executive officers were elected… Read more »

McKenzie Street, Dayboro – possibly early 1920s

​This week’s photo is an unidentified photo from the Kenman family collection.  It is possible the photo was taken in the early 1920s.   ​It was certainly taken between 1913 (when the new Crown Hotel on the left was built) and 1923 as the timber store building which was attached to the… Read more »

Dayboro View c. 1921

​Here is a peek at a portion of our article in the August Dayboro Grapevine.  Visitors to “Dayboro Cottage” often ask about the “old hotel” at the top of the hill and are advised that it is the “new hotel” built about 1913 adjacent to the original hotel and store.  The… Read more »

Dayboro Ambulance Centenary

​This photograph was taken at the Dayboro Ambulance Centenary Open Day at the Dayboro Ambulance Station on 18th June 2016 of a line-up of some of our local Ambulance staff and volunteers, along with a couple of members of the top brass, and a ring-in.  There always seems to be a… Read more »

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 »