Wyreema, 15 Nov 2017

Welcome to Wyreema! This rural town sits about 15km’s west of Toowoomba on Queensland’s sprawling Darling Downs. The community hall remains as it ever has been – run by the community, for the community. If the walls of the Wyreema Hall could talk, they would tell of countless romances, business deals and the shaping of…

Petrie, 16 Nov 2017

Petrie, on the North Pine River, is 25 km north of Brisbane. The origin of the township can be traced to the late 1860s when a coach service between Brisbane and Gympie stopped at Tom Petrie’s Murrumba homestead (built 1864). Petrie opened a hostelry in 1870 and official recognition of the locality came in 1872…

Austinville, 22 Nov 2017

  Somewhere between a dreamy ocean and an endless green valley lies Austinville, the village where every visitor blinks twice. One of the Gold Coast’s oldest suburbs, Austinville was established following the worst years of the Great Depression. Originally a banana farming area intended to relieve unemployment, the area now contains a section of the…

The Channon, 23 Nov 2017

The Channon Hall celebrates its 110th anniversary this November 2017 and to celebrate we have partnered with the Festival of Small Halls.  The first hall was opened in November 1907 and it quickly became the central focus for the social life of the neighbouring district.  Unfortunately this hall was destroyed by fire in 1911 after…