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U3A Network Queensland State Conference

Learn....to spread your wings

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

U3A Network Qld State Conference Learn....to spread your wings

Optional Activities

You can select from a number of Optional Activities.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Welcome Drinks and Canapes Tue 7th June

Conference Dinner, Wednesday 8th June

History of Pine Rivers

The area was settled by homestead farmers in the mid-19th century. Many suburbs - Lawnton, Petrie, Griffin and Joyner, for example - are named after early European settlers. The first township in the area was established at what is now Petrie in 1868, to service mail coaches between Brisbane and Gympie. The Caboolture railway line reached the shire in 1888. Another railway line to Dayboro, in the western, mountainous areas of the shire was opened in 1920, but due to lack of traffic was closed and removed in 1955.

The Shire of Pine Rivers was a local government area about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Brisbane in the Moreton Bay region of South East Queensland. It took its name from the North Pine and South Pine Rivers which rise in the D'Aguilar Range, about 35 km inland. North Pine River's watershed is at Mt Samson and South Pine's is at Mt Nebo. The shire covered an area of 771 square kilometres (297.7 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1888 until 2008, when it amalgamated with councils further north and east to form the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The suburbs formerly within Pine Rivers are generally regarded as part of Greater Brisbane.

During the Second World War, large areas of flat land around Brendale and Strathpine were used by Allied forces as airfields and staging areas. It is estimated that around 50,000 Allied servicemen passed through the area, at a time when the civilian population was less than 5000.

Returned servicemen began constructing the avenue in 1922 - its purpose twofold - to serve as a much-needed major arterial road for a growing city and to honour the fallen soldiers of the First World War (WWI).

Discover the history behind Anzac Ave and remember our fallen soldiers by visiting the Anzac memorial sites along this heritage-listed main thoroughfare running from Redcliffe to Petrie, Anzac Memorial Avenue, an approximate 40-minute car trip from start to end.


Choose Your Own Adventure

The Slab Hut

We are promoting a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' with various activities conference attendees can look at doing either before and/or after the conference in the Pine Rivers and Moreton Bay Regional Council areas.

At least 18 different adventures are available here:
  Choose Your Own Adventure (PDF document)



Welcome Drinks and Canapes Tue 7th June, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre.

Welcome Drinks and Canapes

Join us at the Conference Venue for our Welcome Function.
Canapes will be served and this includes one drink (house beer or wine, soft drink or juice).

Cost $20 payable with Registration.


Conference Dinner, Wed 8th June, 6.30pm

Venue: North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre.

Conference Dinner

Dinner will be a 2-course alternate drop and includes one drink (house beer or wine, soft drink or juice).
All dietary requirements will be accommodated if advised when registering.

Cost $50 payable with Registration.