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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 , 4 weeks ago

History

Albany Creek History Lives on in Samford

In 1984, a well known landmark from within Albany Creek State School grounds was moved to Samford, the building being the Head Teachers’ residence.   This residence became the home of Samford Districts Historical Museum Society’s Museum, which opened in May 1986. From these humble beginnings, this building is now surrounded by other buildings with historical links to Samford’s greater... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

History

Just The Ticket – Female Trammies

With the ongoing focus on women in 2021, it’s interesting to see how attitudes have changed over the years. Take this early commentary on female drivers for example:   ‘To command such a monster demands a woman who has steady nerves. These noisy big fellows make so much bluster as they speed along that timid women would be thrown into... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

History, Newsfeed

Divided By Distance But Not By Heart

Even though they are separated by Samford and Bunya Conservation Parks, the Samford, Bunya and The Hills Districts have over the decades had various links to one another. This can be found in the October 1980 200th edition of the ADVISER and Samford Reminiscences Vol2. As early as 1879, our districts were within the Caboolture Divisional Board boundary.  In 1888,... Read More

by katie , 2 months ago

Events, History

A Plug for The Past

When John Atkinson drove the first electric tram in Brisbane in July 1897, little did he know that he was kick-starting a whole new revolution in public transportation for Queenslanders. Unfortunately, the revolution was slow to catch on, it still is, and Queensland certainly wasn’t the first state to introduce EV’s despite his claim to the crown in a newspaper... Read More

by katie , 2 months ago

History, Newsfeed

From Bunya Park to Blossoming Wildlife Sanctuary

Many locals will be familiar with Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery in Eatons Hill. However, did you know that the site actually used to be a wildlife sanctuary and tourist attraction called Bunya Park, which operated in North Brisbane from 1968 -1994? We are lucky enough to have tracked down founding volunteer of the Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery, Kim Pantano who... Read More

by Editorial Team , 2 months ago

History, Newsfeed

Dog Goes Electric

When trawling through dusty and musty sepia images (as sad photophiles sometimes do), I am reminded that we are only on this planet for a short time.  Take trams for instance; many people did in the early days, but most of the passengers captured on camera have lived their lives and are now long gone.  The interesting thing is, a... Read More

by katie , 2 months ago

History, Newsfeed

From Bunya Park to Blossoming Wildlife Sanctuary

Many locals will be familiar with Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery in Eatons Hill. However, did you know that the site actually used to be a wildlife sanctuary and tourist attraction called Bunya Park which operated in North Brisbane from 1968 -1994? We are lucky enough to have tracked down founding volunteer of the Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery, Kim Pantano who... Read More

by Editorial Team , 2 months ago

History

Catching Up With The Past At Cedar

Samford Museum members were thrilled to receive an invitation to participate in Cedar Creek Hall’s open day. A day of catching up with old friends, introducing family ‘to where we used to live,’ as well as sharing photos and memories was had by all.  Here is a little bit of a snippet of some of the stories on offer on... Read More

by Editorial Team , 3 months ago

History, Newsfeed

Everton Park High Turns 60!

The Society would like to send a special ‘shout out’ this month to the wonderful Everton Park State High School – which turns 60 years young in 2021! The school was originally gazetted in September 1960 as the Stafford State High School. It was renamed in December that year to Everton Park State High School and opened to students –... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

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