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MacGregor Probus Club

About us

   

The Probus Club of MacGregor is a vibrant and energetic club with an enthusiastic membership and has just celebrated its 15th anniversary.

MacGregor is a combined club, current membership is approximately 100, with strong attendance at the monthly meetings and other activities.

Members are drawn from the southern suburbs of Brisbane in Queensland including Eight Mile Plains, Holland Park, MacGregor, Mt Gravatt, Parkinson, Robertson, Runcorn, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi and Wishart. 

Left:  President John Perry

The Problus Club of MacGregor Inc was inaugurated on 26 April 2001 with 46 members attending the first meeting. Membership quickly increased to 84 within the first year. Many of the foundation members remain as current members and have contributed strongly to the club's strong growth over the past 16 years.

The suburb of MacGregor was named after a former Governor of Queensland, Sir William MacGregor. It was once part of both Coopers Plains and Sunnybank and only became a suburb in its own right in 1967. Macgregor is approximately 13 km from Brisbane's CBD and lies on the southern slopes of Mt Gravatt hill and is serviced by the M1 motorway.

The locality has a rich heritage with links to the early history of the Brisbane settlement itself. It was Captain Logan who first explored the Cooper's Plains/Sunnybank region between 1826 and 1830. The extension of the railway line from Yeerongpilly to Loganlea in 1885 serviced the communities of Coopers Plains, Sunnybank, Runcorn and Kuraby. Sunnybank's rich red volcanic soil was once famous for its avocados, custard apples and vegetables with the first subdivision of land taking place in 1889.

In the 1960s The Oasis (which opened in 1938) in Station Road, Sunnybank was one of Brisbane's most popular tourist attractions with swimming pools, lush gardens and a mini-zoo. Nowadays, Sunnybank is one of Brisbane's largest suburbs in terms of population and has been particularly popular with migrants from East Asia, who have transformed it into a thriving suburban Chinatown.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our club, please contact the Membership Officer.