Dayboro State School (Hellhole) 1917

Dayboro State School (Hellhole) 1917 – Head Teacher Robert Brown

Robert Brown was transferred from Isisford to Terrors Creek State School as head teacher in 1917.  It is not known who the Assistant Teacher was as Donald Ellis McKenzie had been transferred to Bundamba in early 1917.

The town name was changed from Terrors Creek to Dayboro in May 1917.

Robert Brown and his wife Jane had three daughters.  Sadly their second daughter Muriel died as an infant and is buried in Dayboro Cemetery.  Their oldest daughter Jean became a Pupil Teacher at Dayboro State School in 1928.

When the new school was built in Dayboro in 1920 the family remained living in the original school house until it was relocated to the new site.  Robert Brown drove his horse and sulky to the new school and Jean rode her horse “Laddie”.

In September 1929 Robert Brown was transferred to Strathpine State School.  Jean was also transferred to Strathpine.

The Brisbane Courier of 29th September 1929 reported “…Mr Brown, head master, Dayboro State School, has been transferred to Strathpine.  He had been in Dayboro for 13 years, and has been identified with every public movement…”  A large farewell gathering, arranged by parents and citizens of the district and the Dayboro CWA, was held in the Orange Hall on 30th September with gift presentations being made to all the family.