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A Childhood on Bribie - circa 1900

1898 - 1908

Florence Anne Gregg (nee Bowles), who is referred to as “Nan” in this story of her childhood at Poverty Creek on Bribie Island from 1898 to 1908

Bongaree's Heritage Trail Signs


12 signs along the Pumicestone Passage that tell Bribie's unique history .

Bribie Island Historical Society - how it started.

2008 - present

Founding President, Barry Clark, remembers how the Historical Society commenced.

Brisbane Tug & Steamship Company Inc


A Tug & Steamship company started a resort on Bribie Island at Bongaree in 1912.

Barge Service

1946 - 1963

Before the Bridge to Bribie Island was built people would queue for hours to load their vehicles onto barges.

Bribie Holidays


Holidays on Bribie Island over 100 years ago… different to today

Bribie War Years


The Military installations on Bribie Island were built between 1939 and 1942.

Building the Road to Woorim


A sandy walking track was the only way to go for a surf until 1924.

Boarding-House Ladies


In 1921 there were three Boarding Houses on Bribie Island all situated in Banya Street, Bongaree.

Bribie Island Bakeries

1923 - present

Bakeries commenced on Bribie in 1923.

Bridge for Bribie Island


During the post-war period private motor cars had become increasingly popular, and the long steamship trips from Brisbane were no longer attractive. The resident population of Bribie was then about 500 people and the local car ferry cost was an expensive 10 shillings return.

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.

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