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

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) […]

History

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 […]

Rhelma and Barry Kenny
Editorial

From the Editor – Thank You

Thank You This edition sadly is the last edition where Barry Kenny has provided our History article. Barry advised me this week that he is unable to continue the column due to family commitments, which […]

Stinson Crash survivor, John Proud. Photo: Supplied.
History

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
History

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.
History

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.   […]