We have power!

Few things made as much of an impact as the supply of power to the growing township of Beaudesert.  The Beaudesert Electric Light Authority was established in July 1928 and began supplying power to approximately 200 customers in the town area from crude oil engines which consisted of 2 x […]

fire truck

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. Beet’s cottage in Albert Street from destruction in 1912.  By the time a little tea […]

Burgess family home.

History: Stories from the Burgess Family

Part 1 of 2 Thomas Chesworth Burgess was born in 1835 at Lymm, Cheshire, England; he married Jane Gilbert on 14 January 1865 in the Parish of West Derby, Lancaster.   In an 1861 census the family is recorded as Inn Keepers.   Thomas and his brother Henry received an […]