BRIBIE PLACES

AFAQ cottage Renton Lane Bongaree
AFAQ cottage Renton Lane Bongaree

Photo by Lynne Hooper BIHS 2021

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SS Cormorant 1967
SS Cormorant 1967

Courtesy MBRC P1586

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AFAQ fishing competition on Bribie Island 1950
AFAQ fishing competition on Bribie Island 1950

Courtesy BI Seaside Museum

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AFAQ cottage Renton Lane Bongaree
AFAQ cottage Renton Lane Bongaree

Photo by Lynne Hooper BIHS 2021

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Amateur Fishermen’s Association QLD

The fishing club was founded on 10th May 1904 with 70 fishermen signing up as members. Thomas Welsby, a respected historian, held the post of Vice President for the first two years then President until 1921 and Patron from 1922 to 1941.

Renton Ln, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

Bowling Club & Tennis Courts ca1930
Bowling Club & Tennis Courts ca1930

Courtesy Huet photo collection.

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Bowls Club Game ca1934
Bowls Club Game ca1934

Courtesy R Pidcock & L Hall family

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Bowling Club ca1950
Bowling Club ca1950

Postcard: A Souvenir of Picturesque Bribie Island. Nucolorvue Productions, circa 1950.

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Bowling Club & Tennis Courts ca1930
Bowling Club & Tennis Courts ca1930

Courtesy Huet photo collection.

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Bowling Club

A group of fishermen were the originators of the Bribie Bowls Club in 1927. Brisbane based bowlers as well as fishermen, were keen to establish a club at Bongaree.

23/11 Welsby Parade, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

Kling's Bakery ca1960s
Kling's Bakery ca1960s

Courtesy Peter Kling

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Kling's Bakery Banya Street, Bongaree ca1970s
Kling's Bakery Banya Street, Bongaree ca1970s

Courtesy Ron Powell

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Kling's Bakery ca1960s
Kling's Bakery ca1960s

Courtesy Peter Kling

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Bribie Island Bakeries

Bakeries commenced on Bribie in 1923.

Banya St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

Hotel Bribie built 1939.
Hotel Bribie built 1939.

Courtesy of the SLQ. Neg 72673

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Bribie Hotel ca 1940
Bribie Hotel ca 1940

Courtesy MBRC P1466 Denise Goodwin photo collection.

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John Goodwin builder of Hotel Bribie and Caboolture Shire Councillor Division 5 1946-62
John Goodwin builder of Hotel Bribie and Caboolture Shire Councillor Division 5 1946-62

Photo courtesy Caboolture Historical Village.

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Hotel Bribie built 1939.
Hotel Bribie built 1939.

Courtesy of the SLQ. Neg 72673

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Bribie Island Hotel

Bribie's first hotel opened in January 1940. In 1938 a liquor licence was issued with the Commission’s opinion that the establishment of an up-to-date hotel, offering special facilities for tourists, would result in considerable development in the tourist traffic.

2 North St, Woorim QLD 4507, Australia

First Catholic Church in Nulu Street 1947 building on right was "The Lodge" built by Mr
First Catholic Church in Nulu Street 1947 building on right was "The Lodge" built by Mr

Courtesy Don Mullen

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Opening of the first Catholic Church 1947
Opening of the first Catholic Church 1947

Fr Max Irvine on left, Mrs Brennan holding child. Courtesy SLQ. Acc: 84-6-20 Negative 45520

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 Opening Church of Little Flower with Arch Duhig & Mrs Brennan 1947
Opening Church of Little Flower with Arch Duhig & Mrs Brennan 1947

Courtesy SLQ. Acc: 84-6-20 Neg 45502

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First Catholic Church in Nulu Street 1947 building on right was "The Lodge" built by Mr
First Catholic Church in Nulu Street 1947 building on right was "The Lodge" built by Mr

Courtesy Don Mullen

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Catholic Church of The Little Flower

"If anything happens to me, buy me a church".....Flying-Officer Charles Coward

41-47 First Ave, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

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.

Banya St & Campbell St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

Hall n Bestman store 1917.
Hall n Bestman store 1917.

Courtesy SLQ. Neg 8408.

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Hall & Bestman Store ca 1920
Hall & Bestman Store ca 1920

Courtesy SLQ. Neg 8414.

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Hall & Bestman store ca 1925
Hall & Bestman store ca 1925

Courtesy SLQ. Neg 92306.

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Hall n Bestman store 1917.
Hall n Bestman store 1917.

Courtesy SLQ. Neg 8408.

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First Private Store

Alfred Hall and Arthur (Artie) Bestmann built the first private grocery shop on Bribie Island.

Toorbul St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

John & Georgina's Golden Wedding at their Banya Street home in 1948. Left to Right: Harry, May, Amy, Katie, Doris, Eddie & Alice
John & Georgina's Golden Wedding at their Banya Street home in 1948. Left to Right: Harry, May, Amy, Katie, Doris, Eddie & Alice

Courtesy Phillip (Moyle) Family photo collection

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Looking from the Koopa towards the Dining Room/Kiosk and Guest House ca 1948. The smoke from the SS Koopa fills the background.
Looking from the Koopa towards the Dining Room/Kiosk and Guest House ca 1948. The smoke from the SS Koopa fills the background.

Courtesy Phillip (Moyle) family photos.

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Holiday-makers arriving off the SS Koopa ready for lunch!!
Holiday-makers arriving off the SS Koopa ready for lunch!!

Courtesy Phillip (Moyle) family photos

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John & Georgina's Golden Wedding at their Banya Street home in 1948. Left to Right: Harry, May, Amy, Katie, Doris, Eddie & Alice
John & Georgina's Golden Wedding at their Banya Street home in 1948. Left to Right: Harry, May, Amy, Katie, Doris, Eddie & Alice

Courtesy Phillip (Moyle) Family photo collection

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Moyle's Guest House at the Jetty

A family from Roma starts a new life on Bribie in 1925

First Ave &, Toorbul St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

Jim Ormiston & 2 American Serviceman ca1942
Jim Ormiston & 2 American Serviceman ca1942

Courtesy P. Kling

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Jim Ormiston's Store.
Jim Ormiston's Store.

Courtesy Huet family photos

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Jim Ormiston & 2 American Serviceman ca1942
Jim Ormiston & 2 American Serviceman ca1942

Courtesy P. Kling

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Ormiston family

Jim & Elsie Ormiston made a home on Bribie in 1919.

Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

First Caretakers house on Bribie.
First Caretakers house on Bribie.

Courtesy SLQ. Acc: 86-10-4.

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View of second Cartaker's Post Office from Steamship 1932.
View of second Cartaker's Post Office from Steamship 1932.

Courtesy SLQ. Neg. 118220.

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Bribie Island jetty precinct 1923 with second caretakers residence and post office on right.
Bribie Island jetty precinct 1923 with second caretakers residence and post office on right.

Courtesy SLQ. negative 8439.

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First Caretakers house on Bribie.
First Caretakers house on Bribie.

Courtesy SLQ. Acc: 86-10-4.

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Post Offices

A Petition sent to the Deputy Postmaster-General in 1913 requested a twice-weekly mail service from Brisbane to Bribie.

Eucalypt St, Bellara QLD 4507, Australia

Rentons Store
Rentons Store

Bribie Weekly 29 October 1997

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Rentons Store ca1980s
Rentons Store ca1980s

Photo by Patsy Clayton via Bribie Island History Facebook Page January 2021

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Keith & Shirley Renton 1949
Keith & Shirley Renton 1949

Photo taken by Ted Clayton on the SS Koopa. Courtesy Lissa Clayton collection

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Rentons Store
Rentons Store

Bribie Weekly 29 October 1997

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Renton's Store

The Renton family opened their first store on South Esplanade in 1954 when Bribie Island was a relatively quiet village albeit with regular visitors and tourists through the holiday season.

First Ave, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

St Peter's Church Hall 1928
St Peter's Church Hall 1928

Courier Mail 27 December 1928. Courtesy Trove NLA

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St Peters Church & Hall 2021
St Peters Church & Hall 2021

Photo by Lynne Hooper BIHS.

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Cooinda Church Hall 2021
Cooinda Church Hall 2021

Photo Lynne Hooper BIHS

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St Peter's Church Hall 1928
St Peter's Church Hall 1928

Courier Mail 27 December 1928. Courtesy Trove NLA

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St Peter's Anglican Church Bongaree

Prior to St Peter's opening in 1928 occasional church services services were held in the Dance Hall.

Banya St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia