This suitcase, made from Weet-Bix cartons by an Italian POW is on display at Beaudesert Museum.
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Angelo’s Suitcase

A small suitcase made from Weet-Bix cartons is on display at the Beaudesert Museum.  It is the work of Italian prisoner-of-war Angelo, who worked as a farmhand on the Bilarabyn property of R L (Les) […]

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Dynamite

“Bet’ya didn’t sell dynamite”. “Yes we did, sonny.” Ric Enright was telling a group of youngsters that Enright’s Store sold everything! When Irish migrant, Michael Enright opened his small general store in Beaudesert in 1884 […]

fire truck
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Fire and Water

There was a time when Beaudesert folk fought fires with buckets of water. Back yard tanks were used from which to throw water on the flames. It was such a bucket brigade that saved Dr. […]

Stinson Crash survivor, John Proud. Photo: Supplied.
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Search and Rescue

Now they were underway, and the introduction was a strong one for the party, a creek crossing as wide as a cricket pitch is long, and thigh deep and floored with slippery boulders like pumpkins. […]

Chief Pilot Rex Boyden and his aircraft
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Search and Rescue

BANG! A rifle shot. “Hoy!” from Bernard. “Where the hell did you come from?” was the reply. Bernard told him he had found the missing aircraft and two men were alive. Swiftly Bernard’s questions were […]

Unveiling of Bronze Memorial 60th Anniversary. Photo: Supplied.
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Search and Rescue 1937

The voices came again from below – two voices – men alive, but in what condition?   Bernard stood for a minute, afraid to go on to them, afraid of what he would see.   […]

Rex Boyden Chief Pilot
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Search and Rescue 1937

Compiled by Barry Kenny Excerpt from Bernard O’Reilly’s book “Green Mountains”.Used with permission from Rhelma Kenny (O’Reilly) On the summit of the southern extremity of Mt Throakban, the first of Bernard’s high points, he waited […]

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Life on a Selection

Original author Anthony Healy. From Museum records. Compiled by Barry Kenny. It was in 1886 that Anthony and Ann Healy (Flanagan) decided to take up a Selection on Burnett Creek on the Upper Logan River; they […]