Bribie Island – A Handy History

I would like to thank the many people who tell me how much they enjoy reading these regular articles about Bribie history. I had no prior interest in History before retiring to Bribie after...

Peter Schinkel – 52 Years Old Landscape Gardener & Artist In His Own Words….

I couldn’t draw before grade 12 until my art teacher did a learning to draw module. A few simple concepts surrounding tone, perspective, shape and space. After that, I drew the farmhouse we lived...

Island Gardens with Peter Schinkel

Hello all and welcome back to Island Gardens. Today we're looking at rejuvenating a lawn. Last time I wondered what to spend on our gardens at home, it wasn't $1000 or so returfing the...

Founder Returns

The Bribie Island Historical Society was established by Barry Clark in 2008, and has done much to raise awareness of the rich and fascinating history of the island. At the recent AGM Barry Clark was...

Two Famous Bribie Artists

Bribie Island’s most famous resident lived a solitary life in a grass hut in the Bribie bush for 21 years before his death in 1974. His works now hang in Art Galleries around the...

History of Grog & Booze

Many of us use the word GROG as a slang term for any alcoholic drink. This article explains the fascinating story of how that strange word, and other drink related expressions, came into the...

First White Foot on Bribie Island

By Barry Clark, Bribie Island Historical Society A memorable day for the indigenous Joondooburri people of Bribie, 211 years ago, when they first saw a Sailing Ship coming to their island. The year was 1799....

An Artists Story…

AFTER ADMIRING LITTLE BEACH SHACKS THAT WERE BUILT BUT OFTEN DISAPPEARED WITH THE NEXT TIDE ALONG RED BEACH FOR YEARS, AROUND EASTER 2018 I FOUND MYSELF STUNNED LOOKING AT A MASSIVE STRUCTURE THAT SEEMED...

Rediscover Bribie’s History with New Heritage Signs

Aset of four new updated and refreshed heritage signs will now catch the eye and imagination of those visiting the Bongaree foreshore to learn more about Bribie Island’s local history. Moreton Bay Region Mayor...

Titanic Disaster – one of the political and financial fallouts

Everyone would be familiar with the story of the wreck of this great ship and the stories of personal tragedy attached to the event, but as with all great disasters there were financial and...

Titanic – The Aftermath – A Sadness in the City of Halifax

Everyone knows of the tragic fate of the great ocean liner RMS Titanic. She was a state of the art engineering masterpiece, designed to offer a degree of comfort and opulence to the few...

Arrival: A Little Feminist History

With the statistics of how COVID is affecting men and women differently as regards employment and superannuation, no one would suggest that everything in the garden is now perfect. However, when I look back...

Vale Sir Clement William Bailey Renouf, AM 1921-2020

For Rotarians, Polio survivors and many others all around the world, the death of Sir Clem Renouf on 11 June 2020 was an extremely sad occasion. To most Australians and particularly residents of the...