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Moreton Bay Region Weather   •   11-1-2021  •   Kylie Knight

2011 floods, 10 years on

Parts of the Moreton Bay Region endured flooding in the weeks leading up to the devastating 2011 floods in Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich. But that didn’t stop weary local SES volunteers from answering the call, as Alan Peterson remembers ……

Local Stories   •   11-1-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Family’s road to farming milestone

A Wamuran family has reached a remarkable record having lived and farmed the same crop on the same land for 100 years.…

Community Groups   •   10-11-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Remembrance Day a time to reflect

Neville Cullen’s family had a long history of military service, so it was only natural that the then 17½-year-old would sign up for the Vietnam War in 1964.…

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Local Stories   •   22-4-2020  •   Melissa McMahon

1920s Touring in the Moreton Bay Region

Learn about the motoring history of Brisbane Norths best escapes within an hour’s drive from the city as we take you back to 1920s Samford, Redcliffe, Bribie Island…

Local Stories   •   22-4-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Diggers’ memories live on

Precious memories of WWII veterans are being preserved for generations to come, but it’s a race against time. We chat to the Albany Creek filmmaker who is honoured to be trusted with their stories. …

Local Stories   •   11-11-2019  •   Kylie Knight

Discover Moreton Bay Region’s Wartime Past

For Peter Dunn, uncovering our secret wartime past has been a lifelong passion. The historian grew up in Townsville where as a child he could regularly be found exploring abandoned World War II facilities.…

Local Stories   •   18-10-2019  •   Kylie Knight

Looking Back at Long-Lost Teen Hangouts

Amusement rides, arcade games and water slides proved to be a magnet for youngsters at these attractions during their heyday. While these teenage hangouts may have gone away long ago, memories of good times remain for those who spent their youth there…

Local Stories   •   2-10-2019  •   Kathy Coller

An Interview with Barbara Wallace

Barbara is the only daughter of Brian and Mrs E Wallace. She was born in the UK in 1940 and emigrated with her parents to Australia in 1948. The Wallace family launched their Australian story in Southport, Queensland where Brian’s expertise as a fireman from UK was required. …

Local Stories   •   27-9-2019  •   Di Hill

Review: Ghostly Matters at the Caboolture Historical Village

The old hospital which stands in the grounds of the Caboolture Historical Village was originally a family home but became a hospital called Riverview Private Hospital in 1920. The hospital which was on King Street in Caboolture operated until 1939.…

Local Stories   •   10-9-2019  •   Kylie Knight

Remembering Victoria House at Woody Point

Reg Smith recalls Woody Point's "Ghost House" from his childhood and later, when he'd drive past it on his way to work.…

Local Stories   •   9-8-2019  •   Kylie Knight

Grand Old Pub Is Still Dayboro’s Crown

For more than a century, the Crown Hotel has been part of the Dayboro community — if only those walls could talk.…

Local History   •   8-5-2019  •   Kylie Knight

Step back in time at Caboolture Historical Village

If history is your thing, a morning at the Caboolture Historical Village offers an insight into what life was like last century in the Caboolture district. …

Local Stories   •   10-2-2019  •   Kylie Knight

Pam Farrar from Bribie Island tells her Moreton Story

This amazing 82-year-old loves fast cars, flying and fast boats, but insists she’s no adrenaline junkie. Meet Pam Farrar as she shares her Moreton Story.…

Local History   •   4-12-2018  •   Rochelle Lyons

History of Lawnton

Until the coming of the North Coast Railway in 1888, the locality now known as Lawnton was considered to be part of the North Pine district. …

Local History   •   4-12-2018  •   Rochelle Lyons

History of Whiteside

In the middle of 1843, Captain Frank (Francis Henry) Griffin (ca. 1813-1881) of Sydney became the first free settler to occupy land currently part of the Pine Rivers Shire. …

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