Historical Society

Frank Hart at Laceys Creek Creamery ca. 1900

The Brisbane Courier of 22nd January 1901 reported “…The splendid fall of rain at the head of the river at the beginning of last week has done an immense amount of good, and will be the means of increasing the milk supply to the creameries at Lacey’s and Terror’s creeks. … Read more »

Williams Street Dayboro in flood – 5th February 1931

Like last week’s photo, this photograph was taken from the house that was located next to the service station, although it was taken 80 years earlier than last week’s photo.  The photograph was taken before the flood had peaked.  The buildings are the Dayboro Sawmill with the railway goods shed… Read more »

Williams Street Dayboro in flood – 11th January 2011

It is now almost ten years since the devastating flood of 11th January 2011.  This photograph was taken from the house that was located next to the service station.  Some visitors to Dayboro Information Centre are amazed to think that Dayboro could flood.  Others look around and say they can… Read more »

First Glider Camp in Australia at Nugent’s December 1930

The Brisbane Courier of 29th December 1930 reported on the first glider camp to be held in Australia.  It was held on Nugent’s property.  The glider was towed by a horse to the launching point where it was then catapulted into the air.  The launching crew provided tension for the… Read more »

Catholic Queen Competition 1926

It would seem that in the mid-1920s St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Dayboro was associated with the Enoggera Parish.  In 1926 a Queen Competition was organised to assist the Presbytery fund of St John the Baptist Church, Enoggera.  Four Queens took part in the fundraising venture, the Dayboro Queen being… Read more »