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...

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...

Fascinating Facts About Bribie

Bribie island has a remarkable history, with so many aspects of it about which I can write. Most people just enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here, without much thought of the amazing things that happened...

History of some sports on Bribie Island

History of Bribie Island sports. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Queensland This article tells the start of some sporting clubs and activities on Bribie island. The Brisbane Tug & Steamship Co. opened up Bribie island to day-trippers...
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History – Bribie News 60 years ago

My regular articles about Bribie History are generally bases on research and information from up 100 years ago, but 60 years ago is much more recent. The last article about a “Future Vision for...

Bribie History – How it was in the 1920’s

Tags: History. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland. Australia 1920s WALK IN OLD BRIBIE This article looks into life on Bribie Island in 1920 and is an invitation to come on a free HERITAGE WALK with me...
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History – BRIBIE deserves a VISION for the FUTURE

I get some nice feedback from readers of my regular History articles. Old-timers and new timers like to be reminded of things about Bribie’s past. If you are a resident or visitor reading this...
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History – BRIBIE’S OWN AUSTRALIA DAY

This year 2020 is the 250th Anniversary of James Cook sailing and claiming the East Coast of this new land in 1770. James Cook sailed past this coast, way out to sea, aboard “Endeavour”,...
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History – The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day – and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that St. Valentine’s...
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History – Bribie’s FIRST ELECTRICITY

Tags: History. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland. Australian This is a delightful story about the building of a holiday cottage on Bribie Island in 1946, and the coming of the first mains Electricity to Bribie...
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History – EARLY TIMBER INDUSTRY ….beside Bribie 140 Years ago.

Tags: Timber Industry History. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Queensland. Australia A few Aborigines were still on Bribie Island in 1881, before white settlers were residents, when a large Timber Mill operated on Coochin Creek, up...
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Bribie History – “BRIBIE COUNCILLORS” …long ago!!

The very first Councillor for Bribie Island was an honorary position created in 1933 when the permanent resident population of the island was less than 200 people. This was a man named Bill Shirley...
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Bribie Island History – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

Next year Australia will be celebrating the so-called “Discovery” of Australia by James Cook, 250 years ago in 1770. I will be writing much more, and giving some public presentations, about that early next...