Historical Society

Kobble Station

In August 1925 Bob Stephens, sawmiller of Kobble, began building a large bungalow in Dayboro on the site of the Silverwood store residence which had been destroyed by fire in 1924.   The Brisbane Courier of 22nd July 1926 reported “…Sawmilling: Mr. R. Stephens, of Kobble, has leased land in Dayboro,… Read more »

Kobble Creek Provisional School 1906

On 1st April 1876 Samsonvale Provisional School opened in Nataniel Harrop’s barn with 22 pupils.   A new school building was constructed nearby which opened on 1st August 1877.  Walking the distance from Mt Samson and Upper Kobble Creek was too great for the small children and, as the number… Read more »

O’Neill children

The old furphy that the original Crown Hotel burnt down was mentioned again recently.  It did not happen.   James Kinkead Berry built the first store in the town in 1887.  The store also became an unofficial post office.  In April 1888 he applied for a provisional hotel licence.  The application… Read more »

John & Janet McKenzie’s Golden Wedding Anniversary 30th June 1904

The Queenslander of 9th July 1904 reported “…A very pleasant gathering took place at the Upper North Pine on Thursday last, the object being the celebration of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John McKenzie,  Besides friends, the whole of the descendants were present, including five daughters, three sons,… Read more »

1975 Dayboro Show

In 1969, four years after the closure of the Dayboro Butter Factory, some funds remaining in the Dayboro Co-operative account were used to create a trophy in the form of a large silver cup that became known as the Pine Meadows Cup.  The butter that had been produced at the… Read more »