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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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Marquee setup for the official Opening of the Petrie Mill, 6 December 1957Farmland on England's property, South Pine Road BrendaleConstruction - Petrie MillPulper in action - November 1976View of Jetty at Woody PointA.J. WylieSt Patrick's ConcertSandgate PierNed Nielsen's timber truckMoreton Bay HotelBridge construction works in the Dayboro areaNorth Lakes Library - The Corso North Lakes - 15 May 2020 - reopening reservations to collectDry End of Petrie Machine in 1963Our Lady Help of Christians SchoolGroup of people at the Lawnton Showgrounds Hall, ca. 1917SistersRedcliffe Historical Society MuseumWararba Creek Bridge, Bellmere destroyed in 1931 floodCaboolture East State Primary SchoolProof sheet - Working on steel frame construction outside buildingRSL Home in King Street Caboolture in 1951Suttons BeachPetrie Mill - Machine - 1974 - 3 September 1974Raised section of former main road, Sweeney Reserve, Petrie in 1976Mrs Adamson - Midwife at Mt MeeLabel from a rum bottle produced at the Normanby Distillery, StrathpineUnveiling of plaque ceremony honouring the United States of America (US) 1st Cavalry Division, 1988Samsonvale Cemetery, August 1988Lawnton Tavern Gympie Road Lawnton- 14 April 2020 - 5.45pm Lawnton Tavern carparkWoody Point JettyKayak Water Polo at Lawnton Swimming Pool, Gympie Road Lawnton, ca. 1990Tiles being loaded to Administration BlockWorker with Wheelbarrow in front of buildingsJohnny Boat demonstrating the first few steps in climbing a tree with a vineQuinn's Crossing on North Pine River, 1972Samford Farmers' Hall, 1996Transfer of Resident District Manager, February 1967Horse teams pulling logs, early 1900sApex Park area, ca. 1931 (includes the Centenary Lakes area)Christmas Party 1958 - Crowding around SantaGroup photograph of women and children on the foreshoreBushland at Albany Creek near the site of the Albany Creek Leisure CentreCaboolture Butter Factory and OfficeYoung LadiesRedcliffe Pensioners HallSandona Centre Anzac Avenue Redcliffe - 2Horse cart at North Pine Country Park, ca. 1985January 2011 Flood Event - Caboolture River in floodSanta Claus, escorted by children, arriving at Petrie Mill Social Club Annual Children's Christmas PartyMachinery

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.