Saturday, 21 November 2015

BIHS Brochure

Bribie Island Historical Society
Meetings of the Bribie Island Historical Society are held at 6:30 pm the second Wednesday of each month (except January) in the ANZAC Room, Level 1, RSL Club, Toorbul Street,
Bongaaree, Bribie Island.  All Welcome.

For a pdf version of the BIHS Brochure visit

Bribie Island Heritage and Interesting Local History - Visit Sites - Enjoy Walks - Learn More

Talking Monument - Matthew Flinders
(Northern end of Col Fischer Park)
Celebrating Matthew Flinders' landing on Bribie Island.

Community Arts Centre
Local Arts and Craft Centre with a Talking Monument located at the front of the Centre relating the history of the local Aboriginal people.

First Settlers Talking Monument
(located in the park beside the Volunteer Marine Rescue jetty)
Celebrating the Island's early pioneers.

Castaway Convicts and Oxley Memorial
(Oxley Place off Bestmann Road East)
The story of Lt. John Oxley's discoveries in the Moreton Bay region.

Settlement Tribute
Stone memorial near the Bongaree Jetty records both the Jetty and Bongaree township's Centenary in 2012.  A sign in Brennan Park pays tribute to long term residents of Bribie Island.

Turner's Camp Memorial
Tribute to Fred and Alma (Kal-Ma-Kuta, the last Bribie Island Aborigine) who lived and worked here from the 1870s.

Seaside Museum
(South Esplanade)
New modern museum showcasing aspects of local history and travelling exhibitions.  Matthew Flinders memorial in the grounds.

WW2 Bunker
(in Rotary Park, Woorim)
A military installation for protecting Brisbane from enemy submarine attack during the Second World War.

Heritage Plaques - Waterfront Walk
Walk back in time reading the sixteen heritage plaques located along the waterfront at Bongaree.  Pick up the brochure at the Visitor Information Centre, Bribie Library or Seaside Museum.
A copy of the Bongaree Waterfront Walk can be viewed at

Bongaree Self-Guided 'Walkabout'
Take the brochure and enjoy a walk around the historical areas in the Bongaree precinct.
Pick up the brochure at the Visitor Information Centre, Bribie Library or Seaside Museum.

Fairweather Park
(corner First Avenue and Hunter Street)
Former site of the grass hut home of world-renowned and reclusive artist Ian Fairweather.

Old Aquarium Site
Remains of a 1960s tourist attraction at northern end of Red Beach carpark.

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