Wonglepong Cemetery

History – Wonglepong Cemetery

Wonglepong Cemetery is located in Franklin Lane, off the Beaudesert Nerang Road at Wonglepong. Prior to 1914 it was a private cemetery, part of the property Sarahvale, owned by the Franklin family.  In approximately November 1914, […]

Boyland Railway Station site

Canungra’s History

Boyland Railway Station A short distance along the Biddaddaba Road from its junction with the Mundoolun Connection Road, on the left-hand side, there is a small plaque marking the site of the Boyland Railway Station, […]


History: Mary’s Tree

Mary Hart was a member of the Wonglepong branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA).She attended the QCWA Annual Conference in 1951 when the country of study was Mexico.The delegates there were given a seedling […]

Joyce Libke’s hen took up a place on this chair on her verandah.

Do You Mind?

When we lived at “Glen Witheren” in the 1990s we had a feral Guinea fowl arrive, who took to attacking our hens.   This hen took refuge on a chair on the front verandah for weeks […]

Agnes Curtis with Joyce Libke and their Plymouth car, circa 1939.

Petrol Prices Rising

Before we get too steamed up about rising petrol prices, let us go back seventy years to the years of WW2  (second world war 1939 to 1945) and up to 1950.   During this time […]

Armistice Day Procession 1919 - “Worst Turnout” - Chas Taylor, Arthur Stringfellow and Mick Corcoran. Photo courtesy of Canungra Visitor Information Centre.

Armistice Day and the Spanish Flu

Text taken from the book Canungra Heritage 1879 – 1979 by M Curtis. The 1914 – 1918 War ended abruptly in November 1918 and the news was telephoned to Canungra.   Such was the relief that people celebrated then and […]