Sept 14 HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS 75s AND OVER DAY

terrors_ck_schl_1909.jpg75s AND OVER DAY – Sunday 14th September
DAYBORO DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC  (Est. 2004)
Our Society has been successful in obtaining a Community Assistance Grant from the Moreton Bay Regional Council to help host this day at the Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds  on Sunday 14th September, 2008.
This year’s theme is “Back to School”.  The day is for people who are 75 and over who went to school in the Dayboro district, including all the one teacher schools that used to exist, and also former school teachers at those schools.  We hope to jog some memories trying to identify children in the large number of school photos that will be on display (see 1909 school photo).  It will be a great day to get together with old school friends and maybe we will learn some of those things that they used to get up to at school that the parents and teachers did not even know about.  If you are interested in attending, please give me a ring so you can be included in the invitation list.
DAYBORO SHOW DISPLAY:  The Dayboro Show was held on 11th to 13th July 2008, and what a great Show it was.  Numbers were really up.  Our Society’s display was in its usual spot in the main pavilion and there was a constant stream of people through the pavilion all weekend, with many of them having a look at our display.  Once again, some extra information was gleaned from some of these people.
NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY WEEK:  As part of National Family History Week activities, we held a Mini Seminar at “Dayboro Cottage” on Monday 4th August 2008.  Our guest speakers included Leith Barter, Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Studies Librarian, who spoke on research facilities available at Strathpine Library; Charlie Nolan, Volunteer in Genealogy & Family History, attached to Moreton Bay Regional Library Services, who spoke on how to get started in family history research and on names; and Mary King, Convener of the Irish Interest Group at Queensland Family History Society speaking about Northern Ireland Research.
DAYBORO COTTAGE:  Heather Holcroft’s last day as Cottage Co-ordinator was on Monday 14th July and I have now taken on this role.  More volunteers are needed to keep the cottage open to the public 7 days a week.  Weekends are usually very busy – often 40 or more visitors on a Sunday.  It is actually quite enjoyable when it is busy with the weekend visitors and their requests are many and varied – it is not just tourist information they are after.  If you have time available, why not volunteer?
Carmel Bond, President
Phone: 3425 1717 (home) or 3425 2032 (Dayboro Cottage)
Email carmel.bond@bigpond.com or dayboro.info@ourbrisbane.com

 

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