Grovely Station gets a new lease of life

News and stories from the Samford Museum

The former Grovely station building at Samford Museum 2007

During 2007, the Grovely Railway Station building was to be removed to make way for a major upgrade.  

In May of the same year, through the generous support of local Queensland MP’s, the building arrived at Samford Museum.  

 There was also a tiny waiting shed from Camp Mountain Station incorporated into the Grovely building. This had come about  following the closure of the Dayboro line beyond Ferny Grove.

In WWII, soldiers based at the Grovely Army Camp in Dawson Parade travelled through the station.

Following fund raising to finance the work undertaken by our volunteer members, the building was secure within 18 months.

A successful Q150 (Queensland 150 years celebration) grant made it possible to fit out the former Grovely Station building into a War Memories tribute to Service personnel who served in all wars, especially those from Samford and surrounding districts. On the 8th November 2009, this permanent acknowledgement of sacrifice and service was officially opened, just in time for Remembrance Day. This tribute can be viewed during a visit at any time.  

Numerous files dedicated to Service Personnel and ANZAC related books, eg WW2 in Pine Rivers, can be read when the museum returns to normal opening hours.  

Samford Museum is closed until after Easter when the situation will be reviewed. Anzac commemorations at the museum have also been cancelled.  

Please contact Geoff on 0417 610 983 or email  with any museum-related enquiries

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