On September 14, 1824, Lieutenant Henry Miller established the 1st European Settlement in Queensland. It was at Redcliffe.
The Redcliffe Historical Society was established February 1967 following a public meeting held at the old Redcliffe Council Chambers. The Society was granted incorporation in 1992 and the name recently changed to History Redcliffe.
History Redcliffe, Redcliffe Historical Society Inc, acts to preserve Redcliffe’s special place in Queensland history and aims to research, collect, and promote its local history. The Society conducts regular historic walks and volunteers research and publishes local history books, postcards and DVDs. Monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 2 pm.
The Redcliffe Museum, a long-held dream of the Society, was opened 28 October 2001. The Museum was financed by Redcliffe City Council with the help of Society funds and the Society’s historic collection.
We aim to Research, Collect, Evaluate, Preserve, Inform, Promote and Honour Redcliffe History.
Who can remember seeing the amphibian aircraft ‘Cutty Sark’ land at Suttons Beach? It was there for just one Winter during 1937. Sir A. V. Roe and Mr S. E. Saunders formed a flying boat business called SARO based at Cowes, Isle of Wight, England in 1928. The A17 Cutty Sark was the new company’s first…
One of the Peninsula’s most colourful characters was Edward (Ted) Walker, who in his later years claimed to be the oldest practising warm milk vendor in Australia. Born in 1906, the son of Samuel Walker, he grew up on his parent’s dairy farm in Oxley Avenue next door to the site where the Scarborough State…