Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Souvenir of Bribie postcards 1947

Souvenir of Bribie Island, 12 views
Postcard folder circa 1947
 



BIHS has recently recorded in our historical database, a folder of 12 postcards entitled Souvenir of Bribie Island.

The folder of black and white pictures was probably produced by Murray Views, Gympie around the year 1947. Some of the same scenes, with colour added, appeared in Camera Views of Bribie Island the following year.

Each postcard has a caption which describes the location of the picture as it was around 1947.  So not only can we see familiar island vistas as they were almost 70 years ago - we can also read what they were called at the time!









1. Pacific Paradise Guest House, Woorim, Bribie Island, Q.

2. Reflections, Third Lagoon, Bribie Island, Q.

 3. Pumicestone Passage, with Glasshouse Mountain in Background, Bribie Island, Q.

4. Ocean Beach Road, Bribie Island, Q. [Later First Avenue]

5. S.S. Koopa departing Bribie Island, Q.

6. At Bribie Island, Q. [Bribie Bowls Club]

7. Hotel Bribie, Bribie Island, Q.

8. Banya Street, Bribie Island, Q.

9. Bribie Foreshore, Bribie Island, Q. [Huts known as The 12 Apostles in background]

10. Ocean Beach Bus, Bribie Island, Q.

 11. Ocean Beach, Bribie Island, Q.

12. Glimpse of Bribie Island, Q. [Bongaree Jetty]

Acknowledgements
Murray Views, Gympie.

If you would like to share your Bribie Island postcards - our email address is bribiehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Bribie postcards 1970s

Bribie Island
Postcard folder circa 1970

BIHS has recently recorded in our historical database, a folder of 6 postcards entitled simply Bribie Island Qld.

The folder was produced by Murray Views, Gympie around the year 1970.

Each postcard has a caption which describes the location of the picture as it was around 1970.  So not only can we see familiar island vistas as they were almost 45 years ago - we can also read what they were called at the time!


 Toll Bridge from Toorbul Point to Bribie Island 
[There were toll charges to cross the Bribie Bridge from 19 October 1963 to 22 March 1975.]


Bongaree Beach and jetty


Shopping Centre, Bribie Island [First Avenue, Bongaree]


Ocean Beach, Bribie Island


Picnic area, Bongaree Beach


Pumicestone Passage and bridge, Bribie Island

Acknowledgements
Murray Views, Gympie.


If you would like to share your Bribie Island postcards - our email address is bribiehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bribie Island in the sun 1980

Cross the Bridge to Bribie Island: Queensland's island in the sun
brochure circa 1980


BIHS has recently recorded in our historical database, a tourist brochure entitled Cross the Bridge to Bribie Island: Queensland's island in the sun.
The brochure was produced by the Bribie Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Caboolture Shire Council and Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation around the year 1980.
While some of the scenes depicted in the brochure could have been taken yesterday, other scenes are of attractions from days gone by.


Koolamara Motel 



These scenes are timeless!




Sun, sand and sea!

The Saddlers' Restaurant 





Our Bowls and Golf Clubs are still very popular!
A montage of the Glasshouse Mountains in the background
with the bridge and Pumicestone Passage in the foreground.

Sculpture of Ian Fairweather in a tree trunk
near a replica of his hut.

Acknowledgements
The above brochure was reproduced on this blog with the kind permission of the Bribie Island Chamber of Commerce.

If you would like to share your Bribie Island postcards - our email address is bribiehistoricalsociety@gmail.com