• People from all walks of life and from town and country came together to work for and enjoy service and social activities in these small communities; the schools, churches and health facilities often being their focus.

  • Alpha – school and convent 1920s

  • Sport has always gathered people as local teams competed with those from neighbouring districts. It was not unusual for sports men and women to travel more than 100 km to play cricket, tennis, football or netball; and end the day dancing into the small hours of next morning. 

  • Community service extended beyond the local area; so in wartime local people served both at home and overseas. With such a mobile rural workforce, many of those who served in war and are honoured on local Honour Boards came from other parts of Queensland, Australia and overseas.

    Sets of data reflecting community activities will be added to this section of the site; with World War I service personnel being the first.

  • War service
    Community service
    Health services