Kenmore & District 20 Questions Trivia Quiz
From Sugar, Cotton and Timber Mills to Pineapples, Racecourses and Abattoirs.
Hyde Park Corner ring a bell?
How much do you know about our local history?
Click on the Our History section and answer the following questions to be INFORMED, ENLIGHTENED and even AMUSED.
- Who were the aboriginal people who lived in this area before European settlement?
- Pine, cedar, softwoods and hardwoods were produced. Where was the first sawmill in the area?
- Farming and market gardening motivated European settlement in this area. What crops were produced?
- What is the connection between this area and the American Civil War?
- How did the early farmers get their produce to markets in Ipswich and Brisbane? Small flat bottomed rowing boats.
- Andrew Todd purchased his 100 acres on either side of Gilruth road. After what was his property “Kenmore Park” named?
- Looking at the map on the website ….. what present road was originally part of Moggill Rd?
- When and where was the first school established in the area?
- Where were two blacksmiths in Kenmore before 1900?
- What and where was Kenmore’s Hyde Park Corner?
- Where were four of the five abattoirs in this area before 1930?
- Looking at the photo on the website …. Where was the first Kenmore Service Station in 1938?
- Chinese Market Gardeners grew their crops where?
- For what did John Morgan use Wongabel estate after he bought it from Jack Irish?
- When did construction of Kenmore Village shopping centre begin?
- What was thought to be on the site of the current Kenmore Tavern?
- How many wars does the Kenmore War Memorial commemorate?
- How did the first Kenmore State School teacher, Elizabeth Carver, arrive at the school?
- Who paid for the new Kenmore State School building?
- How many students attended Kenmore State School in the years 1900 to 1955, compared to 1960 and 1970?
Kenmore & District Historical Treasure Hunt
Can you find some of the key places that are important to this area’s history?
Here are some clues:
Site A – 27°30’26” S 152°56’23” E – 40 m Elevation
Site B – 27°30’27” S 152°57’10” E – 30 m Elevation
Site C – 27°31’12” S 152°55’24” E – 10 m Elevation
Site D – 27°31’32” S 152°53’19” E – 50 m Elevation
Site E – 27°31’42” S 152°53’29” E – 60 m Elevation
Site F – 27°30’14” S 152°55’47” E – 10 m Elevation
To find these sites you could use a GPS device such as a mobile phone with GPS, or look for the location on a computer mapping program. You might need to convert the latitudes and longitudes.
To convert Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS) to decimals:
You will also probably need a car and someone to drive you to each site.
Once you have discovered the “Treasure”, please revisit our website to find out more about each location, or research it yourself.
Let us know when you have found all the treasures by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, why not suggest your own treasure site – just send us the coordinates,