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Welcome to Moreton Bay - Our Story

The 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 Woodford Motors in 1932Carmody's Royal Hotel in 1978Redcliffe BeachRedcliffe JettySeries of proofs - Buildings in the Pine Rivers Shire


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.




Machine Construction - Petrie MillBarbara FisherInvitation to the official opening of Bribie Island BridgeWilliam Morgan and family, 1943Aerial view of the Wamuran Basin areaPortrait photograph of a young lady wearing a hatNarangba Heights Estate, Splendid Parade Narangba, 2020Petrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 30 August 1974Koopa berthing at the pier at RedcliffePlayshed at Old Petrie Town, North Pine Country Park, ca. 1982Agnes, John and Robert McGaheyGrave of Doris Miriam Lewin at Lawnton Cemetery, 1998Cobb & Co. memorial, PetrieNorth Lakes Library - The Corso North Lakes - 15 May 2020 - reopening loading bay 11amSteamroller at the roadworks at Mt Mee, 1930King Street Caboolture in 1932Redcliffe Football Team 1960Maryvale - Vacuum Pump H.T. MotorInsects and nestsClearing for planting pineapples at the Beerburrum Soldiers' SettlementDisplay at the unveiling ceremony of VP Day Memorial Cairn, Lawnton, 1995Thomas James (Tom) Rowe and Lily Rowe (nee Mortensen)Arthur and Charles Barbour with W.J. BarbourProcession at the corner of King Street and Matthew Terrace CabooltureZebra crossing RedcliffeRod McPherson (Vacation student, Technical Department), 1976-1977House owned by Villis Gibbons, Gympie Road Strathpine, 1976Clem Salisbury with Meryl and Don Clay holding Indian Cream Cobra rockmelons at SamsonvaleWar time tower at Toorbul - 1939 to 1945Official opening of the North Pine Water Supply Scheme at Petrie, 22 April 1961January 2011 Flood Event - Stormwater drains can't take the volume of water and is spreading across River Drive MorayfieldRedcliffe Fire StationPetrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 4 September 1974Gloria and BobWilliam Charles Joyner (1846-1900)Bribie Island Camp in C Line, 18 September 1957Aerial view of Woodford township in 1979 looking southwestRoy Atkins1st Redcliffe Girl Guide CompanyDeception Bay Library - Bayview Terrace Deception Bay - 15 May 2020 - reopening display cubesUnknown South Sea IslanderMachine Shutdown - 1974 - 2 September 1974Private PurcellMachineryWalter Henry Mills war diary (WWI) - handwrittenFebruary 2022 Floods - RedcliffeThe Queen's baton relay for the 18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006Site Office - Original White Family farm houseHouse on Dayboro Road in Petrie, 1996February 2022 Floods - South Pine River, Eatons Hill

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.