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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

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

Bribie Island Bakeries

Bakeries commenced on Bribie in 1923.

Banya St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

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

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

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

Emily & Tom Wilkinson “Kyogle Boarding House”

The Kyogle Boarding House commenced in 1923 on South Esplanade with a Miss Petrie and Mrs Sapp as managers until Mrs Emily Wilkinson took over the role in 1926.

33 South Esplanade, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

First Private Store

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

Toorbul St, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

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

Ormiston family

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

Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

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

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

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