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The Moggill Historical Society was formed in 2013 to research, preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Moggill district including, but not restricted to, the Brisbane suburbs of Moggill, Bellbowrie, Anstead, Pullenvale and Pinjarra Hills.

Brief History of Moggill and Pullenvale

There are historical accounts of Moggill in the Moggill School Centenary Booklet and the Moggill Forum Issue 1.
An account of Pullenvale History can also be found in the Pullenvale School Centenary booklet.



A General Timeline of Events Affecting the District

Moggill started as a home to the Aboriginal Jagara people. A Ceremonial Bora Ring still exists at the end of Riversleigh Road. Other Bora Rings may have been located at Priors Pocket, at Pullenvale near the Moggill Pony Club and on the University Veterinary farm. Moggill is said to be derived from 'Magil', the aboriginal word for Water Lizard in the Jagara's Yugarubul language, although there are other theories as to the origins of the name Moggill.It is likely that Moggill Creek was named first and the district took on the creek's name. Moghill Creek and Moghill were a common altenative spellings up to the mid 1850s
Pullen Pullen is said to mean a large gathering of Aboriginals from different tribes for a fight, although again there are other theories. The name Pullen Vale for the district surrounding the upper reaches of Pullen Pullen Creek came into use around the 1870s.

1823 - December 14: Lieutenant John Oxley explores up to 25 miles of a river which he names the Brisbane River, in honour of Governor Thomas Brisbane. He also names Termination Plains - rich flats of land, now Priors Pocket, before returning. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1824 September: Moreton Bay Convict settlement opens at Humpybong, Redcliffe. (Redcliffe Historical Society)

1825 May: Mosquitoes and a percieved Aboriginal threat causes the Humpybong Convict Settlement to relocate to a site on the Brisbane River named Edinglassie by Chief Justice Frances Forbes, who visited the settlement with Governor Brisbane. The settlement soon became better known as Brisbane Town. (Biography of Sir Francis Forbes)

1827: First convicts and overseers begin a limestone mining settlement at Limestone, which is later renamed Ipswich. (Wikipedia)

1838: John Petrie discovers coal at Moggill, probably near the present Weekes Road. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1840: First free settlers arrive in Moreton Bay (Brisbane). By this time some squatters had already moved to other locations outside of the settlement. During the 1840s a cattle run extending from what is now Milton to Mt Crosby was run by a man named McDougall. (Local Kenmore History)

1843: Settlement at Limestone is renamed Ipswich (Wikipedia)

1845 - December 25: Shepherd John Uhr is killed by aborigines at Cabbage Tree Creek (now under Lake Manchester). An indication that sheep herding was already occuring in the region. Brisbane Valley Heritage and Karana-Mt Crosby Connections websites

1846 - June: First Paddle steamer service from Brisbane to Ipswich along the Brisbane and Bremer rivers past Moggill. At least eight Steamers operated between 1846 and 1875, the trip taking four to seven hours. Previously a Row Boat operated by convicts would take around 12 hours from Brisbane to Ipswich and punts flowing with the tide would take several days. (Ipswich Heritage transport Education Kit http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/documents/heritage/education_kit_transport.pdf)

1848: A Moreton Bay Hospital consultation account on 22 June 1848 showed Darby McGrath's address as "Moghil Creek". Darby McGrath, described as a squatter, then a land speculator, purchased land from Aspley to Moggill. Darby McGrath and his brother John, had purchased pastoral leases near the current Moggill Rd and Rafting Ground Rds. These Pastoral Leases were intended at the time to provide the Moreton Bay with meat. They coverd one square Mile each, but did not allow buildings or cultivation. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988 and The Mayne Inheritance, by Rosamond Siemon. )

1848: William and Jane Ward arrive in Brisbane and begins harvesting timber at Pullenvale where there were abundant stands of Red and White Cedar. He takes up selections of Land at the end of Grandview Road. (Pullenvale School Centenary Booklet)

1849 March 31: Morteon Bay Courier advises that land near "Moghill Creek" may be soon put up for sale, with settlers who arrived on The Fortitude given some assstance to help with a purchase. (Moreton Bay Courier)

1849 June 6: A Government surveyor, Mr Warner, recives instructions on a new road route proposal from North Brisbane to Ipswich via Moggill with a river crossing near Bremer River. ( Jonathan Richards, Brookfield History, 2007 and Moreton Bay Courier, June 6)

1849: A plan being prepared for the first land sales records William Shehan's cattle station with fences and yards beside swampy flats on portion 18. A later map shows "Shean's Flat" near the present junction of Mt Crosby Rd and Hawkesbury Rds. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1849 November 28: Moreton Bay Land sale, at the Police Office, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, including land at Moggill Creek and Pullen Pullen Creek. Sale Advertised in Sydney Morning Herald on 19 Octoberand 20 November.  However, Qld State Achive Land index shows first sale dates officially occured from April1850, with 52 sale records up to 1859.  These first lots were mainly between what is Now Pinjarra Road,  Moggill Road up to Weekes Road and the River,  with some lots running along Pullen Pullen Creek as far as Mount Crosby Road, plus land at the end of Priors Pocket.

1850: Thomas Prior buys Portion 17 and 18 on Pullen Pullen Creek at Moggill then adds more riverfront land at Toocoobah, now Prior's Pocket and the land between what is now Pinjarra Road and the River, later to become the Qld University Vet Farm. He purchases other land around Brisbane and later went on to become Queensland's first Postmaster-General. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1850 July 8- Job Twine purchases land at Moggill to establish 'Grove Farm' on the land now between Pullen Pullen Ck, Moggill Rd and Lather Rd. He purchases two more lots in 1851 and another in 1854. His properties, Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3 and Lot 4 are  first recorded Moggill property to be surveyed. Job arrived in Moreton Bay in 1849 and is listed in the name directory in 1850 as living in Wickham Terrace, presumably near where Twine St, Spring Hill now is. By July 1853 he is offering, in The Brisbane Courier, a one pound reward for three missing cattle, including a two year old, branded JT, last seen near Ugly Ck. His address is then "Grove Farm, Moggill". In 1857, in The Brisbane Courier, he offers to lease his farm out. It is then described as 108 acres having a dwelling house, out houses and stockyard, fences, 20 acres in cultivation, another 10 acres "cleared and ready for the plough". It is also close to the "Brisbane River upon which steamers ply daily". (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988, Land Register and other references.)

1851 - March 22: Joseph Lewis purchases portions 7 and 8 at Moggill. Part of this land later becomes a temporary chapel and Moggill Cemetery. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet published 1988)

1852 - March: Donald and Marion Campbell and family settle in Moggill, on Lot 5. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet published 1988)

1855 - March 4: George Mounser drowns at Moggill. Believed to be the first person buried at Moggill Cemetery. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1856 - December: First Moggill Methodist (Wesleyan) Church service, held in barn of Thomas and Hannah Makepeace at Moggill Rd, Moggill. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1856: James Shield and Isabella Fryar move to Moggill to join Isabella's Brother, William Fryar.

1858 - June 24: John Anstead arrives in Brisbane and settles in an area south of Mt Crosby Road. He later moves to the northern side of Mt Crosby Road, opposite the Kangaroo Gully Road Junction. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1858 - September 13: John Jones, aged 52, dies at the Moggill Coal Mine. (Miners Rememberance Wall, Limestone Park, Ipswich.

1858 - December: William Shields, the 6yr old son of James Shields, the superintendent of the coal works at Moggill, has his hand amputated after being crushed by the cog in a horse driven pump. ( Moreton Bay Courier, 4-12-1858)

1859 June 6: Queensland is separated from New South Wales to form a separate colony.

1859: A new road from Moggill to Wivenhoe, the forerunner of Mt Crosby Road, opened known as Baker's line. ( Jonathan Richards, Brookfield History, 2007)

1860 - October 4: Joseph and Ann Jane Hallet purchase 40 acres on the banks of the Brisbane River, upstream from the Bremer Junction, at Moggill, for 40 Pounds. They had 12 chidren, two of which died in infancy in 1881. By the turn of the century, Joseph's Widow, Jane, owned almost 700 acres, including all the land between Hawkesbury Road, Kangaroo Gully Road, Sugars Road and Church Road. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1860 - October 16: John and Mary Ogle arrive in Brisbane and end up purchasing land at Pullenvale where the Pullenvale Hall now stands, at the corner of Grandview Road and Pullenvale Roads (Pullenvale School Centenary Booklet)

1861: Post Office establishes at Moggill. James Shield is the postmaster and storekeeper. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1863: Charles O'Brien and his wife Catherine and family, along with his Brothers James and William and their families arrive in Brisbane. Charles selects land and established the 'Stormont' homestead. His land selections include land on what is now O'Brien Road near Lansing Street, between Moggill Road, Pullen Pullen Creek and Grandview Road as well as on Grandview Road. James O'Brien selected land opposite, between Moggill Road and Pinjarra Road where Vyner Street now stands. (Libby Wager's Mud Maps of Moggill)

1866 - February 12: Moggill State School opens. 53 Students were enrolled, with an average attendance of 31-24 boys and 13 girls. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1867: George and Ann Bird settle in Pullen Vale in area now known as Lancing Street. They raise 10 children. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1868: Moggill Methodist Church built at the corner of Moggill Road and Kangaroo Gully Road.

1873: Henry Stanley, a lucerne farmer of Riverview provided a row boat service across the river. He upgrades to a Punt capable of carrying horses or drays in 1877. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1874: March 16: Pullen Vale School opens at the corner of Heron and Haven Roads, with 30 or more pupils. (Pullenvale School Centenary Booklet)

1875: Railway line between Brisbane and Ipswich opens. (Ipswich Heritage transport Education Kit)

1881: James Shield becomes the first official postmaster for Moggill area. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1884: Moggill Ferry (Punt) sank and was eventually replaced with a hand pulled, rope guided ferry. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1887: Moggill Blue Metal Quarry is opened by Thomas Sugars, four miles above the Bremer River, and employs 20 men. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1888 - November 3: Planned auction of Moggill Township Estate Blocks.  A proposed Moggill township was subdivided into nearly 200 Perch blocks of around 16 perches on what is now Witty Road.  The Lane Gardens estate in the early 1970s saw most of those blocks finally get built on, with each house on three or so blocks.  The Mirvac, Sanctuary estate in 2006 used up the remainder. (Estate map for James R Dicksons, Auctioneers, State Library of Qld)

1891: First Water Pipe Mains from Mount Crosby to Brisbane is laid along Mt Crosby and Moggill Roads. It began operation in 1893. (Article Brisbane Courier Saturday 23 May 1891, and Wikipedia)

1893: Great Flood of 1893. Homes and farm animals swept away. A Coal mine near the end of Weekes Road floods and caves in. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1896: James Boyle took up a selection of 78 acres on Mount Crosby Road and Pullen Pullen Creek. They raise 11 children on their home on the corner of Mt Crosby Road and O'Brien Road. (Now Boyle Road) ((Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet published 1988)

1901 January 26: Queensland joins with the other colonies and becomes a new State in The Commonwealth of Australia

1908: Pullenvale School building relocated to Grandview Road, east of the Pullenvale Road Junction. (Pullenvale School Centenary Booklet)

1912: The second Water pipe from Mount Crosby to Brisbane was laid. Pullenvale School receives 27 new admissions from the children of the 'Trenchers' working on the water pipe. That took the enrolment to 54. They moved on three months later. (Pullenvale School Centenary Booklet)

1914: The Great War starts in Europe.

1917: Moggill Shire formed, from Taringa Shire (originally Indooroopilly, Shire). Moggill Shire included present day Pullenvale, Upper Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Kenmore and Fig Tree Pocket. The Shire's Office was in Kenmore. (Qld Places Website)

1918?: First car believed to be owned in Moggill is a 1918 Buick, owned by Fred Sugars. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1919 - Charles and Minnie Lather purchase land at Moggill, between Pullen Pullen Creek and Brisbane River. (Subdivision 1 of Portion 6). (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1921 - June 23: The Governor Sir Matthew Nathan orders that the land described as subdivision 2 of portion 7 and 8, plan S1.745 be permanently reserved and set apart for a cemetery. The trustees were, John Anstead, John Bird, Maurice William Doyle, Norman Charles Robert Sexton and Frederick Charles Sugars. (Government Gazette, 25 June 1921)

1920: Coal discovered by dairy farmer, Mr A. S. Mackay while digging a well for water. He subsequently sets up The Riverside Collieries Pty Ltd to mine coal between the Brisbane River and the East side of Moggill Road, opposite the Hawksbury Road Junction. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1923: The Queensland University is donated 693 acres of land on the Brisbane River by James O'Neil Mayne. The Veterinary School sets up an experimental farm there, in 1952, between Moggill Road, Pinjarra Road and the river.

1924: Moggill Shire incorporated as part of Greater Brisbane City Council. (Qld Places website)

1924: Moggill Quarry taken over by Gravel, Sand and Metal Supply Ltd. Mr J Anstead becomes the works manager. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1920s - late: The PMG installs a Manual Telephone Service at Moggill. The exchange was installed in Postmaster's home of Mr H. B. Aplin. Some 20 costomers were connected and the hours of service were 9-10am, 12-1pm and 5-6pm. (Descendents of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet, published 1988)

1930 - July: Control of Moggill Cemetery passes over to Brisbane City Council. (Government Gazette, 21 July 1930)

1934 January 7: A tornado batters a small section of Moggill, shifting a house and destroying barns and poultry sheds.( Courier-Mail, 9 Jan 1934 and The Northern Minor, 9 Jan 1934)

1935 - September: Fire destroys the Moggill State School Teacher's residence. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1935 - November 6: Pullen Vale Calf and Project Club demonstration at Pullen Vale School ( Courier-Mail, November 14, 1935 p14 and Courier-Mail, November 14, 1935 p23.)

1936 - March 18: Flame thrower experiment in Moggill to control caterpillar infestations ( Courier-Mail, March 19, 1936.)

1937: Moggill Road at River Bend in Milton, which by now had become known as River Road, was renamed Coronation Drive following the coronation of George VI. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1939: World War II starts.

1942: Another large water pipe is laid from Mount Crosby through Anstead and Pullenvale towards Brisbane (Pipe Laying Photo From National Library)

1943?: Pullenvale Hall, a former pineapple packing shed, is donated by Jack Woodward to the community. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1945: Moggill Post Office closes. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1945 - September 24: Kenmore Sanatorium officially opened on the west side of Moggill Road, opposite Pinjarra Road. In 1942 the Department of Repatraition compulsorily acquired the 83 acre site for 1000 pounds from Lucinda Burnett - daughter of James Brimblecombe, the original owner in 1869. The Sanitorium was originally intended for returned servicemen suffering from Tuberculosis. As effective Tuberculosis treatments became available and patient numbers declined, it gradually becomes a convalescent home for geriatric veterans. In 1964 it is renamed the Repatriation Hospital Kenmore. (The Country Club, The History of Repatriation Hospital Kenmore, Annette Courtney-Baxter)

1946 - July 25: The steering fails on a bus travelling from Moggill to the city, causing it to overturn near Kenmore. 29 out of 35 passengers are injured. ( Courier-Mail, July 26 1946. The 29 injured passengers and their ages are each named, all but one are from Moggill or Pullenvale.)

1946 -December 14: A coal mine cave in at Moggill traps three men, William Shields, 38, Herbert Aitcheson, 39, and James Aitcheson, 34. A forth man, Harold Brown, escaped and ran for help from farmer Charles Peters who helps dig them out. ( The Sunday Mail, 15 December 1946)

1947: Electricity supply from the Brisbane City Council reaches Moggill and Brookfield. The service was initially confined to Moggill Road and Priors Pocket Road using poles and cables erected for an army camp that existed near Priors Pocket Road. It took around ten years to spread to the rest of Moggill. (A History of The Electricity Supply Industry in Queensland, by Malcolm Thomas and conversations with Bill Sugars and Don Greer)

1948: Moggill Ferry becomes motorised. (Moggill Sate School Centenary Souvenir Brochure)

1949: Le Vale Pony Club established in Pullenvale, the first Pony Club in Queensland (Moggill Pony Club History 1961-1986)

1950: Brisbane City Council acquires the Moggill Quarry.

1951 -November 11: A tornado hits a farm on Moggill Rd, Kenmore (Now Pinjarra Hills) near the Sanatorium, reportedly lifting cows 20 foot into the air. ( The Courier Mail, 11 November 1951)

1952: St Catherine's Church, Pullenvale opens on Grandview Road near Moggill Road. (Our Lady of the Rosary Website). The church was named in honour of Catherine O'Brien who died after catching alight by the fireplace on 3 August 1902. The land was donated by the Annie and John O'Reilly, Annie being the granddaughter of Charles and Catherine O'Brien.

1959 -October: Moggill Country Club establishes on the northern side at the end of Weekes Road. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1961-April: Moggill Pony Club established. They first meet at Le-Ridge on O'Brien Rd then Boyle's paddock on Pullen Pulen Ck near Mt Crosby Rd and then moved to John Bird's Paddock, Grandview Road, which is now the Pullenvale State School Oval. In 1967 they purchased their own grounds at the corner of O'Brien Rd and Lancing Street - part of the land originally purchased by Charles O'Brien. (Moggill Pony Club History 1961-1986)

1962: Ferry Road was renamed Hawkesbury Road to the Moggill Rd Intersection and Moggill Road from there to the Moggill Ferry (Researched from the BCC Archives by B. Vollmer)

1968: Riverside Coal Mine formally closes. (Qld Places website)

1968: Brisbane Independent School opens just North of Repatriation Hospital in Pullenvale. (Qld Places website)

1968?: Moggill General Store opens, opposite Moggill School.

1968: Original Moggill School building moved to the block next door to become the Anglican Church Building. (Country Ways to Modern Days, Moggill State School 125 Years anniversary Booklet.)

1969: Kenmore Village including Coles New World Supermarket, opens at Kenmore. (Qld Places website)

1970: Westfield Indooroopilly Shoppingtown opens, including a Myer Department Store. (Wikipedia)

1972: Land is cleared and development starts of 'Bellbowrie' Subdivision. (personal recollection)

1972: Kenmore High School Opens, becoming the nearest High School on the Brisbane side of Moggill. ( Kenmore High School Website)

1973: After an absence of public bus services for many years, Brisbane City Council introduces Moggill 4 service from Indooroopilly Station to Moggill School. A previous private Indooroopilly Bus Service had operated possibly since the 1920s and ran three times a week during the 1940s, ceasing operations in the early 1960s. (from conversations and personal recollection)

1973: Pony Riding for the Disabled, a horse riding program for disabled children opens their new facility on the corner of Moggill and Mount Crosby Roads. They had been in operation since 1964, previously operating from the home of June and Peter McIntyre in Kenmore. (Equestrian Foundation for Disabled Children website)

1973: Bellbowrie suburb formally named at a ceremony conducted by the Lord Mayor. Thought to be an Aboriginal Expression meaning Place of the Flowering Gums. (Qld Places website)

1973?: Bellbowrie Swimming Pool opens.

1974 - January: Australia Day Flood inundates the newly built. but not yet trading, Bellbowrie Shopping Centre. Army reservists Captain Ian Kerr and Corporal Neville Hourigan die when a army LARC, returning from providing relief supplies, contacts High Voltage powerlines over Pullen Pullen Creek.

1974?: New Kholo Creek Bridge section of Mount Crosby Road opens, replacing a steep winding section over two low level, load limited, bridges known as the 'Ugly Gullies'. Some remains of that old road are now known as Wirrabara Street and part of Bunya St.

1975: Anstead and Pinjarra Hills Suburbs declared from areas formerly in Moggill and Pullenvale.

1978: The Moggill, two car ferry is withdrawn from service. The Qld Government had announced plans for a Bridge, but this was opposed by Moggill residents fearing Moggill Road was not suited to 5-6000 cars that would be diverted from Ipswich Road. The Withdrawal of the Ferry Service was seen as payback from the Local Government Minister who was said to have owned land that would benefit. The Ferry Service recommences in June 1979 with a 20 car, twin cable driven ferry, the Stradbroke Star, operated by a private company - Ferry Services Pty Ltd. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988 and personal recollection).

1980: The RSL opens a hostel, then a nursing home on the western slopes of the Repatriation Hospital grounds. (The Country Club, The History of Repatriation Hospital Kenmore, Annette Courtney-Baxter)

1981: A new Pullenvale State School is built in land acquired from John Bird. The former school becomes the Pullenvale Field Study Centre. (Qld Places website)

1983: Bellbowrie and District Sports and Recreation Association builds a Hall on its Sugarwood Road Lease, granted by the Brisbane City Council in 1981. (Mud-maps of Moggill, Libby Wager, 1988)

1984: Kenmore Tavern opens, becoming the nearest Hotel or Bottle Shop on the Brisbane side of Moggill.

1984: Moggill Road from Mt Crosby Rd and bridge to Pullen Pullen Creek Bridge crossing, is replaced, widened and raised to above flash flood level.

1984 - August 14: Fire destroys 'C' Wing of Moggill State School. (Country Ways to Modern Days, Moggill State School 125 Years anniversary Booklet.)

1985 to 1991: Brisbane City Council embarks on a program to seal remaining council gravel roads. Roads in the area that benefited include Grandview Rd, Pullenvale Rd beyond Huntington estate, Pinjarra Rd past Farm Ck to Moggill Rd, Vyner St, O'Brien Rd, Lather Rd, Sugars Rd, Kangaroo Gully Rd from Sugars Rd to Mt Crosby Rd, Hawkesbury Rd, Priors Pocket Rd, Witty Rd from near Matfield St to Hawkesbury Rd, Matfield St, Chad St, Livesay Rd from Weekes Rd, Hornsey Rd and Chalcot Rd.

1994: Kenmore Sanatorium and Repatriation Hospital closes and is redeveloped to become a RSL Retirement Village, Fairview. 'Fairview' was the name of the Brimblecombe family's house at the end of Rafting Ground Rd in Brookfield, James Brimblecombe being the original purchaser of the site in 1869 (The Country Club, The History of Repatriation Hospital Kenmore, Annette Courtney-Baxter)

1995 - May 22: St Catherine's Mass and Community Centre opened in Moggill. (Our Lady of the Rosary Website)

1995?: Bellbowrie Service Station opens, the only petrol retailer past Kenmore.

2001?: Coles opens a supermarket in an expanded Bellbowrie Shopping Centre. The previous Spar supermarket continues to trade in competition for several months until the Centre Management cancels its lease

2006 - February: Mirvac begins civil works on the 61 hectare Sanctuary on Moggill development site, which is expected to include 355 homes. The site, spanning Witty Road, Moggill Rd and Priors Pocket Rd , was the A.M. Westaway and Sons Pineapple farm - Moggill's last remaining Pineapple farm, sold in 2003. (Queensland Times, 13 Feb 2006)

2011 -January: Floods inundate aproximately 100 homes and the Bellbowrie Shopping Centre.  It takes ten months before Coles reopens, the newsagent and some other shops do not reopen.

2012: McDonalds opens in Bellbowrie.

2013: Bellbowrie Tavern opens.