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Thirtieth Anniversary Celebrations

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

The North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this month.

“Thirty years ago, a group of people involved in the Anti-Bridge campaign met in the Point Lookout Hall with the idea of forming a Museum, to create a place to document the island’s distinctive identity and social history”, said Museum President, Geoff Moore.

Since then, the popular Museum has been collecting and sharing the stories about the people of North Stradbroke Island, picking up a swag of industry awards along the way for its commitment to best practice whilst maintaining its close connections with the local community.

These days, the Museum is located in the quiet back streets of Dunwich, where a complex of original Asylum buildings meld with contemporary replicas and extensions, to create a welcoming environment to explore Stradbroke (Minjerribah) history through the eyes of the people who have lived here.

Geoff says “We’re inviting the whole community to help celebrate our anniversary on Saturday, May 13, from 11am.”

“There will be entertainment from the Straddie Island Singers, as well as historical displays, games, competitions, a giant birthday cake and a fabulous fundraising bbq lunch. Everyone is welcome!”

The Museum will also launch a giant raffle, with thousands of dollars worth of prizes up for grabs. “Local businesses have donated amazing prizes, including accommodation, transport, meals, golf, stand-up paddle board adventures, guided 4WD tours…we’ve been overwhelmed by their generosity, and would love the people of the Redlands to support the raffle and maybe win a great weekend on Straddie” said Geoff.

To see the full list of prizes and to buy your tickets online– head to

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