Historical Society

BLUEBIRD CAFÉ

The Bluebird Café was built for Mrs. Wilhelmina Louisa Heathwood (nee Riek) widow of Samuel Heathwood Jnr.  The property was purchased by Mrs. Heathwood on 1st January 1936.  It had previously been a tennis court attached to Laurel Guest house which was situated on the adjacent block.  Courier Mail –… Read more »

STAN KROSS BASKETS

            Stan Kross and his wife Mabel and their two young children, Henry and Elvie, came to live in Dayboro in late 1942 or early 1943.  Their third child Errold was born on 24th December 1943.              Stan was a timbercarter employed by Stephens & Simpson’s Sawmill.  In August 1944… Read more »

BARBER SHOPS

BARBER SHOPS      On the Electoral Rolls and Post Office Directories, barbers are recorded as hairdressers so it is not possible to distinguish between gents’ and ladies’ hairdressers.            In 1923, Eric Bernard (Rory) McGrory, a barber from Brisbane, used to visit Dayboro and cut hair in a room… Read more »

1937 Junior Debutante Ball

BALLS An Orange Ball was held on 12th July each year in the Orange Hall.  A report on the 1887 ball states “…Dancing commenced at 9 o’clock, and was kept up with great spirit throughout the night, to the lively strains of a violin…”             The first fancy dress ball… Read more »

Jack Doyle & Charlie Doyle

BANDS ​Over the years there have been a number of local dance bands although often the music for dances was played by one or two locals on their violins or one person on the piano.  Jack Doyle and Charlie Doylewere regular violin players.  Enchelmaier Brothers provided the music for many Laceys Creek dances…. Read more »