Sawmills of Durundur

Sawmills of Durundur Introduction & Acknowledgements

The research for Sawmills of Durundur was funded by The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland local councils. If you have something you would like to contribute to this research it would be greatly appreciated.
From the researcher
My first memories of life and involvement in forest industries comes to me from my childhood years growing up in the sawmilling town of Jimna. Waking to the sound of the steam whistle as it called all workers to the job and later how much I loved the fragrant aroma of cypress that drifted across the township of Miles from the sawmills on the outskirts of town. Then still living at home with Mum and Dad, Lance and Honnor Reason in the mill house in Grant Timbers mill yard. However my real introduction to sawmilling and logging was through my husband Brad Grigor and his father Ian Grigor. Forestry is an industry I am proud to be a part of and even prouder of the work these two men have accomplished in their lives in the Forest Industries. Sadly we lost Grandad (Ian) in 1987.

I dedicate this research to him and all the pioneering men and women of the Forestry Industries that came before us. Donna Grigor.

Ian and Brad at Bellthorpe 1962

Ian and Brad. Bellthorpe 1962


People have been very generous with their time and contributions in getting this web site together. I can’t thank them enough. First and foremost is President of the Woodford Historical Society, Ron Trim. His knowledge is such an asset to our community.

Photographs published belong to the Woodford Historical Society or owners are acknowledged with the photo.

Woodford Historical Society Inc Publications

Lengthening Shadows on Durundur Country

Reflections of the Past Durundur – Woodford Over 100 years

“Milestones” from Durundur to Woodford

Old Days Old ways The People of Durundur/Woodford


Andrew Powell

Betty Hipwell

Bob Davies

Bruce and Helen Page

Claude Bleakley

Col Harris

Family of the late Una O’Brien

Hedley Ihle

Helene Cronin – Adopt a Digger

Ivan Wild OA and Beverley Wild OA

Jim Bowden – Timberman

Kathy Knight

Lance Reason

Michael Cannon

Mick and Cheryl Duggan

Neil Ennis

Nugget Brooker

Peter Carmichael

Terry Lubomirski

Web Sites


Kilcoy District Historical Society

Lost Villeneuve

National Library of Australia

Peachester History Committee

Royal Historical Society of Queensland


University of Queensland