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13-September-2014
13-September-2014

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A monument commemorates the centenary of Bongaree Jetty.

Location

Address:Toorbul Street, Bongaree, 4507
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.083941
Long: 153.158291
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1912
Approx. Event End Date:2012

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2012
Front Inscription

1912 - 2012

Centenary of Bongaree Jetty

Prior to 1900 few people visited Bribie Island, and without a jetty landing passengers was difficult.  In 1912 the first jetty was built here as a private initiative by the Brisbane Tug & Steamship Co. to enable regular excursions from Brisbane.

Over the next 40 years many steamships, commencing with the purpose S. S. Koopa brought thousands of people on day trips and for camping & fishing holidays.  Visits to Bribie Island became so popular that by the 1920s this jetty was enlarged to provide three passenger walkways.

In 1924 a road was built from the Jetty to Ocean Beach.  The jetty has been refurbished many times over the years but continues to be a popular focal point.

Commemorating 100 years of the jetty`s service to the community

Bribie Island Historical Society

May 2012

Source: MA
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