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Opposite 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 ShireThe Morrison family home in the Samford Valley, 1907Caboolture River Bridge on Morayfield Road, ca. 1920s


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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Brian Harold Battersby, Pine Rivers Shire Councillor, 1976-2008H.C. Cowie, General Storekeeper, 1909Mary Ann Tinney in 1920Trawler Nekwah - 6Ready for a gameGrandville was the home of Mr George Salisbury, ca. 1915Black ChiffonBrockway built in 1922 by J.J. Lucy of ToowoombaInvitation to the opening of Anzac Memorial Avenue, 1925Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, Kallangur, 1996General StoreForeshore at Deception BayArchitect's impression of part of the industrial estate at Brendale (Stanton House), 1970Baby and dogSamford Bora Ring, 1998RSL Home in King Street Caboolture (also known as the War Veterans' Home)Machine Construction - Petrie MillCaboolture Shire Centenary CelebrationsBreakdownAnzac Avenue at Hercules Road SchoolPetrie Fire Brigade Opening - February 1966MachineryBBC Demolition - 9Coe family house (known as Arondale), South Pine Road Brendale (Section 102, Parish of Warner), 1976Mixed Bathing at RedcliffeCaboolture Ambulance StationPetrie Historical Society walk around Petrie, 1996Redcliffe ParadeIan Cathels (left) and John King (right) at a presentationAt the showMachine Shutdown - 1974 - 2 September 1974Thomas Petrie Mural, Strathpine Community Centre, 1998Result of a Pancake LandingJetty at RedcliffeChristmas Party - possibly 1967Camp of the workmen engaged in the construction of the rail bridge over the North Pine RiverOpening of the Pine Rivers Shire Council's Brendale Water Pollution Control WorksJohn Sattler - Bribie Island resident and owner of the Bribie Island HotelMilk cart and old dairy on Nolan's farm, ca. 1925Our TelephonesPalm trees along Burpengary CreekSS Koopa in Pumicestone Passage near the Bongaree Jetty in 1948Dr Fesl class photograph, grade 3Dawn Service, Woorim Beach - 2012 Redcliffe Fire StationUnveiling of plaque ceremony honouring the United States of America (US) 1st Cavalry Division, 1988Redcliffe Fire Station crewHumpybong State School Prep 1BBottle of Normanby Rum distilled and bottled at the Normanby Distillery, StrathpineFebruary 2022 Floods - White Patch Causeway Reconstruction

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.