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Dayboro – All About it's History

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by Di Hill (subscribe)
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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.

Visitor Information Centre, The Town of Yesteryear
Visitor Information Centre Dayboro

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.

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History Records

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.

On entering the town, you will be greeted with the sign "The Town of Yesteryear" – and it truly is, with all the old buildings, many in use as cafés, galleries or other businesses.

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Yarnbombing at Dayboro

There are places to enjoy a picnic lunch, but why not take advantage of some of the local cafés, many featuring local produce.
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Why? Learn about Dayboro history and places to visit
When: Open 7 days a week, 10 am to 3 pm
Phone: (07) 3425 2032
Where: Dayboro Cottage, 27 William St, Dayboro
Cost: Free
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