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Welcome to Moreton Bay - Our Story

 Woodford Motors in 1932The Morrison family home in the Samford Valley, 1907Caboolture River Bridge on Morayfield Road, ca. 1920sOpposite the Redcliffe Jetty  ca. 1925Bullock team hauling empty molasses tankers from the Normanby Distillery to the Strathpine Railway Station, ca. 1948 Hornibrook Highway ca. 1970


The Moreton Bay Local History Collection captures the history of the Moreton Bay Region, showing how our communities and suburbs have grown and changed over time, from the influences of large manufacturers, to the growth of our suburban centres and communities that are along the coastline and D'Aguilar Range.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that content in this website and various linked websites may contain images, voices, or names of deceased persons.




Construction and Machinery - Petrie MillAerial view of early construction of the APM Petrie Mill, 1952Reg Braithwaite worked at the Petrie MillPine Rivers Shire Council Pump StationFairfield - No. 5 CompressorDuke of Edinburgh VisitWeier Road Commercial Centre, 18 Weier Road Morayfield, 2020Pouring concrete for the Stores and Workshop BuildingTong-wun preparing the Bungwall at a camp on Bribie IslandPat Didlock (left) and Jean Fern (right) worked at the Petrie Mill as office staffAndersons milk truck 1940sDr Joseph Bancroft's Meat Preserving Works, ca. 1898January 2011 Flood Event - Floodwaters across Morayfield Road MorayfieldMill ConstructionAudrey & Elizabeth KerrMachine Construction - Petrie Mill - Petrie No. 1RayWhite Real Estate Agency - Bellmere Shopping Centre - Bellmere Road Bellmere - 10 April 2020 - covid-19 support signChristmas Party - Santa arrivingNorth Lakes Library - The Corso North Lakes - 03 April 2020 - pcs being packed upCaboolture Library - Hasking Street Caboolture - 7 April 2020 - display of COVID-19 signs - 001Staff MeetingFairfield - Slushing DepartmentMachine Shutdown - 1974 - 22 August 1974Dennis Lancet bus, ca. 1951APM marketing display for recyclingCrowd at the Picnic grounds, RedcliffeDayboro Railway Centenary - Cnr Williams and Heathwood Street Dayboro - 26 Sep 2020 - COVID safe document display - 001Woolworths Supermarket - Warner Marketplace Samsonvale Road Warner - 10 April 2020 - staff managing customers in and outPetrie Mill - Machine - 1974Mill StoryMt Coonowrin (Crookneck), ca. 1890sMen with prizes for Cross Cut Saw competitionPetrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 31 August 1974Construction - Petrie MillCladding installed as part of the construction of the building known as the Caboolture Hub, 4 Hasking Street Caboolture North Lakes Library - The Corso North Lakes - 14 May 2020 - Social distance markerDuke of Edinburgh VisitFleetwing Avenue Newport - 13 May 2020 - Welcome back class Teddy at schoolRetirement Presentation for Ian LaingFairfield - Wet End Annexe Air Board No. 5Johnny Boat (King John) demonstrating tree climbing with a vine, ca. 1896Installing vats in the wet end located in the main building of the APM Petrie MillShops and Restaurant at Deception Bay, ca. 1979Cec Williams and Lance Mossman at workChristmas Party 1957Vic Owens & Dick MaddernFairfield - Cable Tray No. 5 Fairfield MillNorman Francis Hart's First Class Refrigeration Certificate of CompetencyHereford cattle on APM land at Petrie, 1950Christmas Party 1975

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Country across our region. We also acknowledge and pay our respects
to the Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and Turrbal Traditional Custodians, and their elders past, present and emerging.