May2011_DAYBORO DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC

Est. 2004

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR:  Don’t forget if you are planning an event, to visit the Events Calendar on www.dayborovalley.com.au before setting your date then just click on Email to send us details and we will enter it on the Calendar.
It is another great way of letting the public know about your event.   Also check out the calendar if you are looking for somewhere to go.
PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MONTH:  Building No. 3 on the Dayboro “The Town of Yesteryear” Historical Town Walk brochure is the building now occupied by the Dayboro Art Gallery on the corner of Williams Street and Mt. Mee Road.  This is the most modern building featured in our brochure.  The building was built in 1946 by Laurie Thorpe as a plumber’s and hardware shop.  It was built on two levels to keep the stocks of corrugated iron used for rainwater tanks and for roofing above flood level.  I remember as a child being thrilled when Laurie’s father, Jack (see April Grapevine) gave me a paint colour chart from which I chose a lovely lemon yellow colour to paint the empty jam tins for my growing pot plant collection.  And the noise of Laurie banging away making rainwater tanks as I was going past on my way to school.  Ah, memories!
DAYBORO DAY:  Once again our Society extends an invitation to descendants of early pioneering families to join us and represent their forebears in the Dayboro Day Street Parade.  Please assemble in the car park area of the Crown Hotel by 9.30am.  Look for our position which the parade organiser will have marked.  If you intend joining us, would you please give me a ring before Dayboro Day so your family name can be added to the list we prepare for the Parade commentators.  As usual our display will be in the old Bank Manager’s residence attached to the ECU premises.  Please come in and have a look.   Some people seem to be of the opinion that our display is the same every year.  That is definitely not the case.  Each year we feature anniversaries for that year as well as our general display.  There are two centenaries to be celebrated this year.  The first is St. Aidan’s Anglican Church and the second is Police in our town.  We are seeking the assistance of the Queensland Police Museum for our Police display.
AGM & THE PAST YEAR:  Our AGM was held on 22nd March 2011 with the Committee remaining the same: Carmel Bond (President); Alison Taylor (Vice-President); Karen Krarup (Secretary); Joy Weston (Treasurer) and Kaye Storer (Committee Member).  We had a very busy year from March 2010 when The Dayboro Story: The First 100 Years – 1866 to 1966 was featured at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum to March 2011 when we hosted a Wine  Cheese Information evening at “Dayboro Cottage”.   We were kept busy throughout the year participating in catering at the Dayboro Rodeo and also a 50th birthday party, hosting bus groups and providing them with lunch at the Showgrounds,  taking groups on the Historical Town Walk, giving a talk at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, conducting Irish and family history workshops, having displays at the Mt. Pleasant Hall Centenary, the History Queensland Fair at Cleveland, Dayboro Day and the Dayboro Show, conducting the biennial 75s & Over Day at the Showgrounds and also setting up our own website www.dayborohistoricalsociety.com.au .  Our Society was also featured as the Guest Australian Society in the December edition of the Australian Family Connections Magazine.  We also conduct our Trash & Treasure Stall at the monthly Dayboro Markets which is our main source of fundraising.  We were affected by the January flood but are slowly getting things back together.  Throughout this time we have managed to keep the Dayboro Visitor Information Centre open 7 days a week with only a few exceptions.
MEMBERSHIP:  Each year membership fluctuates a little as members come and go.  This year we welcome new members Patti Adcock, Doreen Spillman and Dawn Heathwood.  New members are welcome and it is not a requisite to be descended from an early pioneering family, just to have an interest in the local area.  Being a descendant of an early family is just a bonus.
DAYBORO FLOOD AND FIRE FUND:  Our Society extends a heartfelt thanks to this Committee for the very kind donation we received from them to help us cover some of our losses from the January flood. 
PINE RIVERS MUSEUM HERITAGE TALK:
The monthly heritage talks are held at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum on the second Wednesday of each month.  The next talk is on 11th May – Japanese wartime skeletal remains in Australian museum collections by Jeff Hopkins-Wiese and Michael Westaway.  Jeff is a Research Fellow with Queensland Museum, a resident of Dayboro, a member of our society and a descendant of Haagen Raaen and Johanna Raddatz.  It was in Haagen Raaen’s barn that the first Terrors Creek Provisional School No. 191 opened on 18th May 1874.  The property was situated in what is now Strong Road (the Mt. Samson Road end).  Michael Westaway is the Head of Cultures and Histories Programme with the Queensland University.
Carmel Bond, President
Ph: 3425 1717 (h) or
3425 2032 (Dayboro Cottage)
Email: carmel.bond@bigpond.com or dayboroinfo@techsus.com.au

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