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Published June 20th 2017
Do cabbages grow on trees?
The early history of Sandgate is very interesting. The suburb in its early days was known as Cabbage Tree Creek by the early settlers, but as land became available around 1853, it was renamed Sandgate.
Entrance to Museum
The local Aboriginal people called the area Warra. It is right on Moreton Bay, with easy access to the Bay and a fishing fleet was soon nearby.
Sandgate still has some historic buildings including the Town Hall, which is Heritage Listed and built around 1912, the old post office, built around 1886-1887 (now the trendy Sandgate Post Office Hotel), and the former Sandgate Baptist Church. There are others – check here for more information.
The Sandgate and District Historical Society and Museum is in an old brick building built in the 1880's and has been a general store and funeral home in the past.
This air-conditioned building, whilst small, houses a wealth of wonderful history of the area.
The Society volunteers also conduct regular guided tours of the historical spots as well. Just check their website or call them to find out more about the tours.
The Museum, at 150 Rainbow Street, Sandgate is open on Wednesdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is $3 for an Adult and $1.50 Child entry