Historical Society

Bridge over North Pine River at Laceys Creek early 1930s (ca)

In June 1929 the Pine Shire Council decided to borrow £3000 ($6000) to build three new pile bridges at Upper North Pine – Armstrong Creek, Laceys Creek and Rush Creek.  The Treasury Department approved the grant in August 1930, tenders were called and work started in September 1930.   The Brisbane… Read more »

Delaney Road 1940s-early 1950s (ca)

At the Pine Shire Council monthly meeting in March 1932, Dr Herbert Ashton-Shorter made application “…for the registration of premises to be built at Dayboro for a private lying-in home, which he desires to open…”  Dayboro Private Hospital was established in a residence in Delaney Road (now 14 Delaney Road)… Read more »

Samsonvale Presbyterian Church 1934

The Samsonvale Presbyterian Church was built in 1884 on land donated by Henry Gold adjacent to where the Samsonvale Cemetery is now located.  In his book Samsonvale – A history of the Samsonvale District Andrew Gold states “…A feature of the official opening of the church by night was a… Read more »

Concrete Water Channelling in Williams Street February 2008

At the monthly meeting of the Pine Shire Council in April 1931 the Overseer reported “Dayboro Township – The concrete water channelling was completed on 15th March.  Total cost, £132 9s. 1d. Filling footpath behind channelling cost to date £36 14s. 3d…”  The next stage was completed in October 1938…. Read more »

John Kelly Bootmaker & Baker – late 1910s (ca)

The Brisbane Courier of 1st March 1919 reported: “Bullock Charges a Motor Car While a car driven by Mr. Kelly was proceeding along the Dayboro-Petrie road it was charged by a bullock owned by Messrs. Cruice Bros., butchers.  The bullock dropped dead, but the car suffered little damage.”  No photo… Read more »