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Samsonvale

About Samsonvale

Bordering Lake Samsonvale, the suburb of Samsonvale is a mix of rural and residential homes.

Lake Samsonvale provides the drinking water to the Moreton Bay Region and Brisbane. The Lake is a picturesque and exciting destination that is in the heart of Moreton Bay busiest population hubs but can feel a whole world away. Lake Samsonvale gives access to popular fishing and picnic spots to locals and visitors. The lake is also home to a broad variety of plant and animal species.

History of Samsonvale

Samsonvale was originally occupied by the indigenous people, who named the area Tukuwompa.

Samsonvale began as a pastoral run established in 1845 by the Joyner family and the origin of the suburb name is from that pastoral run.

A little over one hundred years later, the district's farming families were forced from their farms, to allow for the construction of the North Pine Dam.

The construction of the North Pine Dam and the flooding of Lake Samsonvale in the 1970s caused the closure of many family farms along with the Presbyterian Church, community hall, and post office.

All that remains today at the site of the old village is a cemetery with much of the former Samsonvale underwater.


The Latest Samsonvale News


Moreton Bay Region Weather   •   21-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Still waiting to break drought

We may be facing the wettest summer in a decade, but Seqwater’s dams, which supply the Moreton Bay Region, are still in a ‘drought response’ phase.…

Pets   •   17-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Sign-up for Home Alone

Pet owners across the Moreton Bay Region and Queensland are being urged to register with the RSPCA Qld’s Home Alone service.…

Moreton Bay Region Weather   •   10-12-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Prepare now for wild weather

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a significant weather event this weekend, with 4-6m waves, 100mm of rain on Sunday, high tides and gale force winds possible. Now’s the time to prepare.…

Local News   •   24-8-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Council burn-offs this week

Moreton Bay Regional Council has controlled burn-offs scheduled this week, but is closely monitoring weather conditions. Here’s what it has planned.…

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Whether it be from a boat, bridge, a jetty or shore, the Moreton Bay Region has a great range of options for anglers, both experienced and novice, to try their luck.…

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Postman's Track Trail | Samsonvale

For the enthusiastic Queensland trailblazer we have the next track for you! The Postman's Track Trail promises beautiful views and a mighty challenge, with a revamped trail to make sure you stay on it and come back for a second run!…

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