BRIBIE PEOPLE

Bruckner family holiday house Banya Street, Bngaree ca1920s
Bruckner family holiday house Banya Street, Bngaree ca1920s

Courtesy of Marilyn Yarrow (nee Bruckner)

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Family at the Bruckner Holiday House Banya Street, Bongaree ca1920s
Family at the Bruckner Holiday House Banya Street, Bongaree ca1920s

Courtesy of Marilyn Yarrow (nee Bruckner)

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Survey map (1938) showing Bruckner lots in Banya and Nulu Streets
Survey map (1938) showing Bruckner lots in Banya and Nulu Streets

Bribie Island Historical Society

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Bruckner family holiday house Banya Street, Bngaree ca1920s
Bruckner family holiday house Banya Street, Bngaree ca1920s

Courtesy of Marilyn Yarrow (nee Bruckner)

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A Boonah family's holiday house was built in 1922.

The Bruckner family visited Bribie from the early days of the Resort and built a holiday home in 1922.

George Gilbert and Catherine Jacques ca1914
George Gilbert and Catherine Jacques ca1914

Courtesy and permission Georgina Stewart

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Early photo of the jetty and first caretaker's cottage
Early photo of the jetty and first caretaker's cottage

From the Pocket Brisbane 5th Edition 1917 Intelligence & Tourist Bureau booklet

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The Dining Room and Kiosk at the Jetty ca 1920
The Dining Room and Kiosk at the Jetty ca 1920

Courtesy Huet photo collection.

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George Gilbert and Catherine Jacques ca1914
George Gilbert and Catherine Jacques ca1914

Courtesy and permission Georgina Stewart

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Caretaker Ladies of Bribie

The Tug Company Caretakers' wives sold provisions to campers and managed the dining room and store for the Company.

Emily Coungeau ca1910.
Emily Coungeau ca1910.

Photo Courtesy of E Gobolos.

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Coungeau House ca1930s
Coungeau House ca1930s

Courtesy E Gobolos.

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Emily Coungeau
Emily Coungeau

Formal portrait ca1915 Courtesy E Gobolos

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Emily Coungeau ca1910.
Emily Coungeau ca1910.

Photo Courtesy of E Gobolos.

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Emily Howard Coungeau

Although Emily had humble beginnings, by the end of her life she was acclaimed as a successful businesswoman, prolific and popular poet and lyricist.

Affray of aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane, NSW.
Affray of aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane, NSW.

Engraving, published on 17th June 1854 in The Illustrated London News

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Tow-Row net
Tow-Row net

Used by the Indigenous people of Bribie.

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Aboriginal men fishing with tow-row nets ca1890
Aboriginal men fishing with tow-row nets ca1890

Courtesy Thomas Bancroft photo collection SLQ

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Affray of aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane, NSW.
Affray of aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane, NSW.

Engraving, published on 17th June 1854 in The Illustrated London News

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Indigenous People of Bribie Island

The island was inhabited by the Ngunda people - later known as the Joondoburri - when Europeans first arrived. Despite thriving on the rich resources of the island for thousands of years, by 1891 there were no indigenous people left on the island.

Bungaree, a native of NSW
Bungaree, a native of NSW

A detail from a Lithograph, hand-coloured with watercolour, on paper by Augustus Earle.

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Bungaree by Augustus Earle 1826
Bungaree by Augustus Earle 1826

Courtesy National Gallery of Australia

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Bungaree, a native of N.S.Wales, lithograph, hand-coloured with watercolour, on paper by Augustus Earle.
Bungaree, a native of N.S.Wales, lithograph, hand-coloured with watercolour, on paper by Augustus Earle.

Lithograph, hand-coloured with watercolour, on paper by Augustus Earle.

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Bungaree, a native of NSW
Bungaree, a native of NSW

A detail from a Lithograph, hand-coloured with watercolour, on paper by Augustus Earle.

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Bongaree the Man

Bongaree (or Bungaree) was an indigenous Guringai man from the Broken Bay area in Sydney. Born circa1775.

The finding of Pamphlett
The finding of Pamphlett

Picturesque Atlas of Australasia,vol.II, 1886

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Plan of River Brisbane and chart of Moreton Bay, as drawn by John Oxley, 1823
Plan of River Brisbane and chart of Moreton Bay, as drawn by John Oxley, 1823

StateLibQld 1 110020

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The finding of Pamphlett
The finding of Pamphlett

Picturesque Atlas of Australasia,vol.II, 1886

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Castaways: Pamphlett, Parsons & Finnegan

Thomas Pamphlett, Richard Parsons and John Finnegan in late September 1823 crossed over the Pumicestone Passage and arrived on Bribie Island. They were welcomed by the Ngunda people.

Hector Holthouse
Hector Holthouse

From backcover of Hector Holthouse's Illustrated History of Queensland.

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Hector Holthouse 1980
Hector Holthouse 1980

Courtesy Holly Shiach

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Sibyl & Hector Holthouse ca1970s
Sibyl & Hector Holthouse ca1970s

Courtesy Holly Shiach

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Hector Holthouse
Hector Holthouse

From backcover of Hector Holthouse's Illustrated History of Queensland.

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Hector & Sibyl Holthouse

Many remarkable people have made Bribie their home and Hector and Sibyl Holthouse fit that bill.

John Uniacke's original grave
John Uniacke's original grave

Devonshire Street Cemetery (Defunct) Sydney, City of Sydney, NSW MEMORIAL ID 198431999

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Photo of Bribie taken from a cruise ship
Photo of Bribie taken from a cruise ship

Public domain

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John Uniacke
John Uniacke

Family memorial from Ancestry.com

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John Uniacke's original grave
John Uniacke's original grave

Devonshire Street Cemetery (Defunct) Sydney, City of Sydney, NSW MEMORIAL ID 198431999

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John Uniacke

Uniacke's personal account of the John Oxley expedition and Pamphlet and Finnegan’s survival was published in London in 1825 by former NSW Judge, Barron Field, in his Geographical Memoirs of New South Wales.

John Bingle (in old age) 1796-1882 (cropped)
John Bingle (in old age) 1796-1882 (cropped)

by unknown photographer State Library of New South Wales, PXA 943

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John Bingle (in old age) 1796-1882,
John Bingle (in old age) 1796-1882,

by unknown photographer State Library of New South Wales, PXA 943

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Flinders Map Chart of Terra Australis Sheet II 1799
Flinders Map Chart of Terra Australis Sheet II 1799

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John Bingle (in old age) 1796-1882 (cropped)
John Bingle (in old age) 1796-1882 (cropped)

by unknown photographer State Library of New South Wales, PXA 943

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Captains Bingle and Edwardson

In 1822 Governor Brisbane sent Captains Bingle & Edwardson to see if they could find the entrance of a large river in Moreton Bay.

Glan-Y-Mor ca1920s
Glan-Y-Mor ca1920s

Photo courtesy Vera Huet Campbell family photos.

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Rose & Lily Davies in the Novelty Gardens ca1920s
Rose & Lily Davies in the Novelty Gardens ca1920s

Photo courtesy Burge family photos.

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Bob Davies of Glan-Y-Mor
Bob Davies of Glan-Y-Mor

Courtesy Vera Huet Campbell family photos

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Glan-Y-Mor ca1920s
Glan-Y-Mor ca1920s

Photo courtesy Vera Huet Campbell family photos.

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Davies Family of Glan-Y-Mor

Davies family from Bulimba set up a Boarding-House on Bribie in 1917.

Ian Fairweather 1960
Ian Fairweather 1960

Courtesy MBRC P2275.

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Ian Fairweather 1973. Ian was  award with a bronze medallion from the World Art Society Queensland 1973
Ian Fairweather 1973. Ian was award with a bronze medallion from the World Art Society Queensland 1973

Courtesy SLQ Acc No 7609.

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Ian Fairweather ca1970
Ian Fairweather ca1970

Courtesy MBRC P0780___IAN_7315.

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Ian Fairweather 1960
Ian Fairweather 1960

Courtesy MBRC P2275.

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Ian Fairweather

After a lifetime of travel and adventure, in 1953 at the age of 62, this world-famous artist came to live in isolation on Bribie Island. He created some of his finest paintings in this hut over the next 21 years until his death in 1974.

John Oxley 1810
John Oxley 1810

Artist unknown. Courtesy of State Library of NSW

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John Oxley, 1810
John Oxley, 1810

Artist unknown. Courtesy of State Library of NSW

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Moreton Bay Map dated 1825
Moreton Bay Map dated 1825

Drawn during the 1823 and 1824 expeditions

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John Oxley 1810
John Oxley 1810

Artist unknown. Courtesy of State Library of NSW

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John Oxley

John Oxley, Surveyor General of NSW, was sent north by Governor Brisbane in October 1823 to search for a suitable site for a penal settlement for repeat offenders.