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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the settlement of Bongaree from 1912 to 2012.


Address:Toorbul Street, Bongaree, 4507
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.083941
Long: 153.158291
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1912
Approx. Event End Date:2012


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2012
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1912 - 2012

Centenary of Bongaree Settlememt

In 1912 the settlement of Bongaree was surveyed and development began

Every item of material, supplies, food and water had to be brought by ship to this isolated community and landed at the jetty.

The small population of permanent residents mostly lived close to the jetty, providing services to the many visitors.

A road was built from here to Ocean Beach in 1924 creating many years of mass tourism.  However, all but a few residents providing essential services were evacuated during the military occupation of World War 2.

Following the introduction of a vehicular ferry service in 1947 steamship excursions declined in the 1950s.  Major development followed the opening of the bridge in 1963.

Commemorating 100 years of settlement

Bribie Island Historical Society

May 2012

Source: MA
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