Historical Society

Dayboro State School (Hellhole) 1917

Dayboro State School (Hellhole) 1917 – Head Teacher Robert Brown Robert Brown was transferred from Isisford to Terrors Creek State School as head teacher in 1917.  It is not known who the Assistant Teacher was as Donald Ellis McKenzie had been transferred to Bundamba in early 1917. The town name… Read more »

Terrors Creek (Dayboro) 1905 (ca)

The Queenslander of 22nd October 1904 reported “…The settlement at Terror’s Creek is becoming quite a busy township.  In addition to the butter factory, sawmill, hotel and blacksmith’s shop, there are two shoemakers and two saddlers shops, besides several general stores…” The reporter may have used a little poetic licence… Read more »

Horse Team at Terrors Creek Sawmill

The Brisbane Courier of 13th September 1900 reported “…The saw-mill at Terror’s Creek has again changed hands, Mr. Storie having sold out to Messrs. Hancock Brothers…”  A correction was published in the Brisbane Courier the following day “…Mr. J. Hancock desires to intimate that the saw-mills in question have been… Read more »

Williams Street, Dayboro between 1920 & 1924

The Courier Mail of 21st September 1936 reported “…DAYBORO, Sunday:  Damage estimated at £1500 was done by a fire which destroyed the Excelsior theatre and a café early this morning. Mr. Charles Scanlan, sen., the owner of the premises, made a desperate attempt to save 15,000 feet of film from… Read more »

Silverwood Butter Factory opening

Silverwood Dairy Factory Company Limited’s factory, built adjacent to the Terrors Creek Creamery, was opened by Sir Herbert Chermside, the Governor of Queensland, on 14th September 1903.  The company also built a general store on an adjoining block in 1906. In 1916 the farmers formed a co-operative known as the… Read more »