This information was compiled and
supplied by Julie Bird, Jeanette Brand, and Vicki Langdon,
members of the Chandler family. They gave me permission to make
it public and I thank them. If you use any of the information,
please acknowledge these people.
Dobson Diary (1902-1923)
Janet Dobson, nee Wicks (1871 –
1946), was the author of hand-written journals from which the
diary has been transcribed.
She was the widow of Robert Lum Dobson, elder son of David and
Mary Dobson, one of the first settlers in The Basin. I have
permission from Peter Dobson, a descendant of David Dobson to
make the diary public. If you use any information
in the diary, please
The following sections are missing
from the diary. Mid 1910-1915, 1916-1919 and 1922. It is unknown
if they are missing or the diary was not used those periods.
Stephens Recollection of The Basin Bus Service
Williams Recollections of The Basin
From the early
Basin Primary School Class Photographs
From 1892 to 1979
in The Basin
A click-able map
marked with most of the original major Estates in The Basin.
Estate brochures and maps can be downloaded.
Day Adventist Youth Camp Brochure
The Seventh Day
Adventist Youth Camp operated in a site on the Basin-Olinda Road
from 1933 to 1999. This brochure was produced in 1933 to promote
the Camp. It describes the aims of the camp and contains many
photographs and a plan of the original Camp (PDF format 3.4M).
Basin Football Club
Photos of a 1961 fixture and The
Photo of the first under 16 team in 1960 -
third from the left in the back row is Phil
Molesworth. Coach - Max Norton.
Thanks to Phil Molesworth
for the photographs.
Photos of a January 1966 camp at King Lake
on the King Parrot creek on the 2nd Northcote camp site. The
person with the receding hair in picture 5 is Vernon Roy. The
scout with the curly hair in pictures 2 and 3 is John
Photos of scouts entry in the 1967 Basin Centenary
parade. Phil Molesworth's vehicle dressed up to look like a
Thanks to Phil Molesworth for the
Updated April 2022