Grandma over hot stove outside shack


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The Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre Inc. and the Boyne Valley Historical Society are dedicated to promoting, developing and preserving the historical heritage of the Boyne Valley. History is all around us. It covers everything from the scar trees of the first Australians, to Milton Station, site of the first recorded European homestead, to the …

Australian History: by Mark Twain

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Before the start of the Twentieth century, Mark Twain wrote: Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is also so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the country has to offer and so it pushes the other novelties into second and third place. It does not read like history, but …

Clyde Rickart standing in front of huge stump with crosscut saw

Bluegum Stump

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In 1946 E.A. Rose and Clyde Rickert were employed to cut this tree down. The pay for the job was ten shillings ($1) each. The photo shows Clyde at the stump (circa late 1970’s), with the saw used. The garage was not there when the tree was cut down. The tree was cut on springboards …

Miss Gough’s Concert

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The provision of community facilities has always been a challenge for small rural communities like Ubobo.  The burden of fundraising has inevitably fallen on locals who band together to raise funds.  1928 was no different. Over the previous eight years Ubobo had grown steadily. The first soldier settlers had arrived in 1920 and a small township with provisions for a school, sports ground and police reserve had been surveyed by Jim …

Herbert Peace Gray

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The Boyne Valley branch of the QCWA donated two trees to the children of Ubobo State School to plant on Victory Day, 15th August, 1946. One was planted in memory of Herbert Gray, a local lad who was killed in action in World War 2. It stands today a tall hoop pine that reminds us of …