Welcome to the Moggill Historical Society

Enjoy your trip through time as you sample stories about the Moggill District.

The Society was formed in 2013 to research, preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Moggill district including the Brisbane suburbs of Moggill, Bellbowrie, Anstead, Pullenvale and Pinjarra Hills.

Shield Coal Mine (SLQ neg 69071)
Methodist Church 1928 (courtesy of Bill & Connie Sugars)
Sugars Grave (courtesy of Sugars family)
Starmount O'Brien (SLQ Image 32157-0001-0001)
Westaway Farm 1995 (courtesy of Mark Todd)

What we do


We research, write, present, maintain and organise historical interest.


Learn more about society activities and how to join.

Local History

Moggill's history ranges from farming to quarrying, floods and more.


Learn how we may help you trace your local ancestors.


The Society has published a number of books.

Upcoming Events

When: Sunday 18th June 2023
Location: Upper car park, (nearest to the junction of Sugars & Hawksbury Rds), Anstead
Time: 10am – 12pm (approx)

Check our Facebook page for further details and updates especially in the event of inclement weather.

Sugars Quarry Walk

Join us for a walk to Sugars Quarry. Starting from the upper car park, we’ll trek for only 20 minutes until we reach the quarry. While there, professional historian Judith Nissen will provide a fascinating breakdown of Sugars Quarry’s history and remaining industrial heritage.

With sloping terrain and uneven ground, the trek caters to all with average fitness, plus we’ve arranged disability and wheelchair access to the lookout, ensuring everyone can join! 

Enclosed walking shoes are a must, and if the weather’s favorable, consider sunscreen and insect repellent. 

Bottles of water will be provided, and the entire event will take two hours, with no need for RSVP – everyone is invited!