Historical Society

Floodwaters in Williams Street, Dayboro between 1915 and 1920

In January 1920, 100 years ago, it rained quite a bit.  The Brisbane Courier of 8th January 1920 reported “DAYBORO:  January 7.  Unsettled weather still prevails, with light to heavy showers.  Up to 8 a.m. yesterday a further 2in fell, totalling 8.9in since the weather broke” which converts to approx…. Read more »

Opening of new Dayboro State School 1920

The new Dayboro State School was opened on its present site on 25th June 1920, some 46 years after the opening of the original Terrors Creek Provisional School in Haagen Raaen’s barn on 18 May 1874.  In 1878 a school building was built on land donated by William Henry Day… Read more »

Dayboro Railway Opening – 25th September 1920

The final leg of the railway from Enoggera to Dayboro was officially opened on 25th September 1920.  A public meeting of the settlers at Hamilton, Upper North Pine was held on 23rd September 1882 to discuss several proposed routes for a railway.  A number of surveys were undertaken over the… Read more »

Henry Glover on Little Wonder

The Brisbane Courier of 30th December 1918 reported: “RACES AT DAYBORO The Boxing Day meeting of the Dayboro Race Club was held here as usual.  The various events resulted as follows:- TRIAL HANDICAP – C. Merker’s Lord Orcus 1, A. Heathwood’s Burnie’s Pride 2 FLYING HANDICAP – A. Lenahan’s Blackwalk… Read more »

Dayboro & District Bowling Club

A meeting was held on 15th March 1945 to form a bowls club in Dayboro and a committee elected.  The first official meeting of the Dayboro & District Bowling Club was held on 22nd March 1945 with John Kelly President, Win Henzell and Rody Cruice Secretaries and George Currie Treasurer. … Read more »