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Welcome to Moreton Bay - Our Story

Caboolture 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 1932The Morrison family home in the Samford Valley, 1907


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.




Bungwall FernJanuary 2011 Flood Event - Debris in Leis Park LawntonEdna Gertrude Doyle (nee Arthur) readingRetirement or departure of Norm Vessey (at right)Parish of Whiteside - Land by Portion - Sales and Selection1976 WorkersShops and Restaurant at Deception Bay, ca. 1979Duke of Edinburgh VisitForestry - Looking out across Forestry PlantationMill StoryWallin's house known as CremorneMan standing in front of mill constructionWorker working on Roller installationBuilding of North StorePetrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 2 September 1974William SmithForestry - Worker cutting down treesScaffolding around the construction of the building known as the Caboolture Hub, 4 Hasking Street CaboolturePetrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 2 September 1974General view of some people at a dinnerDuke of Edinburgh VisitThe Calamity - The Service Block collapseGroup of construction workersAerial view of Petrie Township - ca. 1960Opening of the Pine Rivers Shire Council building, Gympie Road Strathpine on 5 March 1960Mill OperationsForestryChristmas PartyFishing and sailing in Deception Bay, ca. 1890sChristmas Party - Children with their presentsConstruction - Petrie MillAerial of Petrie with Lawnton in the foregroundPGH Ceramics Queensland was located in the Brendale industrial estateMill StoryNarangba Rural Fire Brigade, Roberts Road Narangba, 2020Broadford EmployeeCaptain John Scott JohnstonUnknownRod McPherson (Vacation student, Technical Department), 1976-1977Lowering 4' Pipes into Main Drain at PetrieHeritage Festival at the North Pine Country Park (as part of the Pine Rivers Festival, 6 June - 14 June)Promotion Truck marked as the First Delivery of PaperboardCaboolture River Bridge on Morayfield Road, ca. 1920sPetrie wins Champagne Stakes - September 1976Sybil Merton and Frank Norton worked at the Petrie MillRetirement of Arthur AslingConstruction - Petrie MillRon Ferriday (White Shift Dryerman) receiving a gift at a safety awards presentation, 1976Shops and Kiosk in Bayview Terrace Deception Bay in 1991South Pine River in major flood at Strathpine

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.