Historical Society

McKenzie Street – early 1930s

A.J. McKenzie’s General Store was built by 1920. Andrew James McKenzie Snr. was born on 17th January 1867, the first white child born in our district. In 1925 the store was leased to George Pedler when the McKenzie family moved to Boulia. They returned to Dayboro in the early 1930s… Read more »

C.E.L. Camp Bradley Street 1936

It is believed that this was the camp for the City Electric Light (CEL) Company when electricity was being installed in Dayboro in 1936. Helene Johnston (nee Anderson), who provided the photograph in May 2018, recalls “the camp was just past Morris Street and they had the local rodeo and… Read more »

Opening of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was opened on 11th September 1898 on land donated by Rody Cruice. The builder was John Bond. The Brisbane Courier of 13th September 1898 reported “…the opening of a new Roman Catholic Church at Upper North Pine… The building is quite clear of debt, a… Read more »

McKenzie Street, Dayboro – Early 1930s

McKenzie Street in the early 1930s was not carrying a lot of motor vehicle traffic although wheel tracks can be seen in the unsealed surface. The rider is Mary (Pixie) Pedler, oldest daughter of George and Annie Pedler who leased a store from A.J. McKenzie Snr. between May 1925 and… Read more »

Williams Street, Dayboro – late 1940s

The pace was a little more leisurely back then. The vehicle is being driven by Ian Rennie (Blue) Johnston who later married Helene Anderson, the young lady on the right. Helene’s brother Normie is the fellow with the hat. The buildings that can be seen in the background are of… Read more »