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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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Horse pulling car out of gullyMill ConstructionThree men working on mill constructionPine Rivers Park, Gympie Road Strathpine (as part of the Pine Rivers Festival, 6 June - 14 June)Deception Bay Library in 1993MachineryMachine Shutdown - 1974 - 3 September 1974Construction of the new pedestrian walkway to the building known as the Caboolture Hub, 4 Hasking Street Caboolture Heritage Festival at the North Pine Country Park (as part of the Pine Rivers Festival, 6 June - 14 June)Murray Garland with his dog Lassie on the Esplanade at Donnybrook, ca. 1963MachineryDr Thomas Lane Bancroft's family home at Deception BayMoreton Bay Region Libraries Facebook Post 29 April 2020 - Our COVID-19 Call OutPine Rivers Park, Gympie Road Strathpine (as part of the Pine Rivers Festival, 6 June - 14 June)Ebert Parade Lawnton - 14 April 2020 - 5.15pm Lawnton Coffee Shop closure signMill ConstructionPetrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 31 August 1974Strathpine Library - Station Road Strathpine - 14 Oct 2020 - Quarantined returns no more - 002Whale backbones on wharfBribie Island Library - Welsby Parade Bongaree - 8 April 2020 -returned items in quarantine - 001Semi-trailer loaded with Artcote in 1964Petrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 29 August 1974Black & White Buses timetable and ticketStudebaker bus outside Heaslop's Buildings, Roma Street Brisbane in 1934Opening of the Pine Rivers Fire Brigade at Petrie on 19 February 1966Foden Fire Truck demonstrationPool Promotion Day at Lawnton Swimming Pool, Gympie Road Lawnton, 1990sView of housing with Railway line in foregroundMt Coonowrin (Crookneck), ca. 1890sTower crane on the construction site of the Caboolture Hub, 4 Hasking Street CabooltureCaboolture Library - Hasking Street Caboolture - 15 May 2020 - reopening reservation pick upReverend Neville Ross (Industrial Chaplain) at workConstruction and Machinery - Petrie MillProposed site for the Caboolture Park Shopping Centre development, ca. 1984Dayboro Railway Centenary - Cnr Williams and Heathwood Street Dayboro - 26 Sep 2020 - Councillor Grimwade speaking and Greg Hallam QR Historian seated.Machine Construction - Petrie MillMill StoryCaptain A.C.W. Meares, Mrs Meares & Reg KaySS Koopa with passengers on boardSouth Pine River in major flood at StrathpinePatrick (Paddy) Clune (Senior) and his wife Johanna Margaret Clune (nee Hennessy)Lawnton Train Station Station Rd Lawnton - 14 April 2020 - 5.10pm Lawnton Station Carpark - 001Woolworths Supermarket - Warner Marketplace Samsonvale Road Warner - 10 April 2020 - signage and barrier to create single exitThomas Evans and Rebecca Evans (nee Lygo) with their youngest son Gordon Bailey EvansLakeside International Raceway, Lakeside Road Kurwongbah, 2006Ian Cathels & James (Angus) PollockFairfield - Wet End Annexe Air Board No. 5Petrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 3 September 1974View of the exterior walls of the new building known as the Caboolture Hub, 4 Hasking Street Caboolture Reg Kay holding up model cow

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.