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Pine Mountain Qld Family Reunion

Event Information

  • 22 Sep 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
    23 Sep 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Cricket Pitch Park, Cnr Pine Mountain Rd and Russells Rd,
  • Pine Mountain Qld
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: List below


 Between 1862 and 1865 over six and a half thousand Irish people sailed from Queenstown, Co. Cork to Queensland under the auspices of Bishop James Quinn, Nearly two  thousand came from the relatively small district of Tullamore, Kings County and many immigrants settled in the Brisbane Valley districts around Pine Mountain

We want to hear from descendants of Pioneers who had the courage, and endurance to migrate to Queensland 150 years ago and settle in our districts. They are our pioneering ancestors to whom we feel we owe a debt of gratitude for what we have inherited from them and we want to celebrate their brave decision to migrate here.

Many of them came in “Leakey boats” in perilous conditions. On the first ship the Erin-Go-Bragh, fifty four deaths occurring during the voygue. The second ship, the Maryborough had a better voyage with only one death.


            Saturday 22nd September 2012 (Day 1)10am to 4pm


  REUNION of Descendants of Early Settlers,

  & Past & Present Residents of Pine Mountain


At the Pine Mountain Hall

Cnr Pine Mountain Rd & Russells Rd Pine Mountain


A day for catching up with lost relatives, renewing old acquaintances and celebrating your family’s history


  • Genealogy displays including family trees of all the pioneer families
  • Memorabilia displays from the families of first settlers
  • Listen to presentations on the history of Pine Mountain from the explorer Cunningham to present and stories from the past
    • Tours of historical sites including the three cemeteries and historical sites


Advance bookings required for catering 

Entry: Members $25     Non Members $30 (Inc. Membership for 1 Year)

Children (under 14 years) $12.50

While there is no program in place for children on Saturday they are able to attend under the condition that they remain under strict parental control

at all times due to the priceless memorabilia items on display.

Entry Fee includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch

(Plus complementary entry to the Sunday Pioneer Day Celebration)

Also refer to our website to book discounted Motel Accommodation

To register and/or book accommodation:  www.pinemountainhistory.net

Email: elaine_peet@hotmail.com   Enquiries: Elaine (07) 5464 3827  




Also, join us for A Pioneer Day Celebration on Sunday 23rd September 2012 at the Cricket pitch Park.

10am to 4pm. See our web site for details



All Welcome


Sunday 23rd September 2012 (Day 2)

10am to 4pm


At the Cricket Pitch Park

Cnr Pine Mountain Rd & Russells Rd Pine Mountain

A family fun day with a pioneering theme at scenic Pine Mountain





  •    Re-enactment of 1887 cannon firing salute for Queen Victoria’s birthday

       (real vintage 6 inch smooth bore cannon – Hear the Cannon Roar!!!!!!)

  •   Redcoats marching with muskets (No 2 Regiment of Foot)
  • Convicts paraded with their families
  • A Pioneer camp making billy tea and damper
  • Genealogy and memorabilia displays from the first settlers
  • An ecumenical thanksgiving service
  • Memorial tree planting (15 hoop Pines)
  • Music by the Amberley Brass Band and a Bush Band
  • Vintage cars and machinery on display
  • Rides and games for children


Stalls selling:-

  • Local craft and produce e.g. olive products, woodturning, soap making…
  • Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Hot chips, and soft drinks



  • Merry-go-round, Horse & Cart Rides, Face Painting and games


Entry: Adults $10         Children Free (14 years & under)


 Also, a Reunion of Descendants of Pioneers

Saturday 22nd September 2012 at the Pine Mountain Hall.

10am to 4pm. Details on our web site:  www.pinemountainhistory.net