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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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Bribie Island Bowling Club, ca. 1931-1932First Settlement Parade floatRichardson's Photographer's Shop and House, ca. 1900sMarle's BakehouseAerial view of the North Pine River looking south, 1996Dianne Van De VeldeRSL Club RedcliffeNorth Pine Country Park - McKenzie's Store, ca. 1980sRoadworks near roundabout at Keong Road Albany CreekSmacka NeilsenGroup photographLaunching the boatsPlenty of pumpkinsMt Mee Cricket Club in the 1920sBaptist Church on Morayfield Road in 1985Mount Archer, near WoodfordLand development near Youngs Crossing Road, ca. 1996Peace ParadePeter HaynesView of Petrie township taken from the drill tower at the Pine Rivers Fire Brigade Headquarters, 1970sConstruction of new King Street Caboolture railway bridge, ca. 1985Unknown GroupGoods wagons in the Normanby Distillery yardMrs Jim BishopPyramidGrand ViewBananas growing on Wights MountainPool Promotion Day at Lawnton Swimming Pool, Gympie Road Lawnton, 1990sChristmas Party 1959Jack Timms and John Deardon at workThe PagodaPetrie Railway Station, ca. 1915Various sites around the Pine Rivers Shire photographed during a Council tour at facilities in 1991Caboolture Historical Village - Village Blacksmith's ShopWoody PointWoolworths Supermarket - Rothwell Central - Deception Bay Rd Rothwell - 15 March 2023Sawing woodConstruction of Waste Paper Storage ShedMechanics working underneath the front of a busHumpybong CreekPresentation of a cheque to the Bribie Island Surf Lifesaving ClubMachine Shutdown - 1974 - 1 September 1974Thurecht's JettySamsonvale Cemetery, August 1988Site of Laceys Creek Creamery, 1996Peace Procession and Public Buildings RedcliffeWararba Creek Bridge, ca. 1960Bus being towed by a tow truckLawnton Train Station Station Rd Lawnton - 14 April 2020 - 5.10pm Lawnton Station Carpark - 002Mill Story

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.