Historical Society

Mt. Pleasant Falls – 1913

This photograph taken by Richard Gordon (Dick) O’Neill was published in The Brisbane Courier on Saturday 8th November 1913. There are quite a number of people in the photograph but we do not know who any of them are. Dressed as they were, it would have taken a bit of… Read more »

Australian War Memorial Canberra – 10th October 2018

On Wednesday 10th October 2018, Veronica Coughlan (nee Cruice) and her husband Patrick, who now reside in Lismore, visited the Australian War Memorial to view the 62,000 knitted and crocheted poppies that have been placed there in the lead-up to the centenary of the Armistice to represent the Australian Soldiers… Read more »

Old Railway Bridge over North Pine River

The current closure of a section of the Mt. Samson Road because of a damaged culvert, with a detour in place, has reminded some locals of the “temporary” bridge that was on Mt. Samson Road some years ago. Only a couple of months after the closure of the Dayboro Railway… Read more »

E.S. & A. Bank Ltd c. 1912

The building was originally Riek Bros. Store built abt.1900. The adjacent house was built shortly after for Chris Riek, one of the brothers. The store building can be seen quite clearly in 1901 photographs of Terrors Creek. About 1906 the Silverwood Dairy Factory Company Limited opened its own store adjacent… Read more »

Rail Motor Fire 1939

The rail motor car service on the Dayboro line commenced on 26th July 1931, initially leaving Dayboro at 7.10am daily except Sundays. It left Brisbane at 10.16am Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 4.00pm Tuesdays and Fridays; and 1.30pm Saturdays. A large shed was built to house the rail motor. The Queensland… Read more »