I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan www.dihill.com.au
Published July 10th 2016
History - Very Much Alive
It's just under an hour from Brisbane and less from the northern suburbs, the town of Dayboro is a bustling place with a lot to see and do.
Always start at the Visitor Information Centre, on Williams Street, which is operated by the Dayboro District Historical Society Inc. Here you can learn a little of its interesting past and collect brochures and details about the other historical buildings and its Town Walk, which will take you to around 19 buildings listed in the document with brief information about their past.
The building is Dayboro Cottage, built in 1900 and is the oldest residence in Dayboro on its original site.
There are many displays and books with information about the past – about the early names of the town. One was Hamilton, named after Hugh Hamilton a farmer who was appointed Receiving Officer for mail in 1875. Later, in 1892 it was called Terrors Creek after a horse named Terah, but in 1917 the name was changed to Dayboro, in recognition of William Henry Day, Clerk of Petty Sessions and later Police Magistrate in Brisbane. He leased land in the town and established a sugar plantation and mill – with Kanaka labour. Check the website for more details information.