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Samford’s Sensational History

Queensland Day is celebrated on June 6th. Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent, approving Queensland becoming a separate colony to New South Wales, with its own Representative Government on 6th June 1859. The greater Samford area had been settled as a sheep station from 1851. Then from 1855 as a cattle run, the homestead being established where Samford Community Hub... Read More

by katie , 1 week ago

History, Newsfeed

A Question For The Community!

Can you help the Enoggera & Districts Historical Society out? 📸This photo is from their collection of the intersection of Samford Road and Blackwood Road (now street) at Mitchelton looking west towards the then Monastery on the hill on Church Road. However, they don’t know what year the photo was taken and are also after details of the other businesses... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

History, Newsfeed

Farewell Melva: 11/12/35 – 31/01/22

Our local community of The Hills District and Samford Valley has lost an extraordinary lady who has given us a wealth of knowledge of our history.  Melva Welch of Arana Hills sadly passed away on 31st January. During the past 30 years or so, local history enquirers visiting the Samford Museum, along with numerous other repositories of local and family... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

Community, History

School Days Recollections at Bunya School

In the early years of the 20th century, several families from today’s Hills district attended Bunya School.   When Bunya school closed in 1920 due to low numbers, two Bunya families were taken and collected by their fathers driving horse and buggy to Grovely School – later known as Mitchelton School.                  ... Read More

by katie , 4 months ago

Community, History

Here’s to 2022 being a big year

The Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc.(EDHS) has had a tough few years.  We have had to cut back on a number of our usual community activities due to the impacts of COVID-19 and key members of the Society passing away, moving out of the district or no longer being able to assist. But as the saying goes, the only... Read More

by katie , 4 months ago

History, Newsfeed

School Days Recollections at Bunya School

In the early years of the 20th century, several families from today’s Hills district attended Bunya School.   When Bunya school closed in 1920 due to low numbers, two Bunya families were taken and collected by their fathers driving horse and buggy to Grovely School – later known as Mitchelton School.                  ... Read More

by katie , 4 months ago

History, Newsfeed

Celebrating 30 Years of Success

Nobody imagined that thirty years after conception, The Hills Echo would still retain its popularity as a community newsmagazine in The Hills District and surrounds. It all began in January 1992 when the very first Hills Echo edition rolled off the printing presses in Warwick and bussed its way to Ferny Hills. Those were the days of light tables, wax... Read More

by katie , 5 months ago

History, Newsfeed

Author Bringing their Culture to Samford

In appreciation for the enormous support Melva A Welch has given Samford Museum since the society’s earliest days, members recently presented her with a token of appreciation.  On Saturday 11th December from 2pm, the Samford Museum along with the Rotary Club of Samford Valley will host a community event for British author Nayef Din. Nayef’s novel ‘The Last Gundir’ (Aboriginal... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

History, Newsfeed

A Hike Through History and Nature

An excursion train pulled into the platform of Camp Mountain railway siding on a warmish January morning in 1928. The group’s intention was to climb Camp Mountain. At the back of the siding stood a huge crane with huge pieces of granite scattered at its base.  A trolly loaded with two large slabs of granite stood nearby on a sunken... Read More

by katie , 7 months ago

History, Newsfeed

Nature Study Nostalgia 

Learning at home has become a new method of education during times of COVID lockdown.    Remote learning via computer shows how teachers have been able to adapt technology to continue teaching students. In the 1950’s radiograms were in use in schools to enable pupils access to some lessons. Singing and Nature Study were two such subjects. Booklets issued by... Read More

by katie , 9 months ago

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