New Mount Gravatt Showgrounds Pavilion Named in Honour of Goebel Family

The newest pavilion at the Mount Gravatt Showgrounds has been named after the Goebel family.

When Wensley and Russell Goebel moved to Mount Gravatt in 1950, they became involved in almost every establishment that opened its doors, and did a great amount of helping on the Showgrounds.

The couple’s son, Greg, explains: “Mum was the treasurer of the show society for many years and dad was a vice-president and used to run the horticultural pavilion.

“Mum also had a long history with the show because her father used to take her when she was a child.”

Greg joined his mother, Mrs Goebel, now 91, as Cr Krista Adams opened the new addition to the Showgrounds named in the family’s honour.

“We are very proud of that,” Greg Goebel said.

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“Mum and dad were really prominent citizens and we all became involved (in the show society).

“It is a great honour. It has been a big part of our lives.

“It is a real tribute to mum and dad for all the work they did.

“Mum also established the Upper Mt Gravatt Guide Company while dad built all the swings at the Mt Gravatt State School,’’ Mr Goebel said.

“Mum had recognised there were no Guides in the area.

“So with a local committee they raised funds and built the Upper Mt Gravatt Girl Guide and Brownie Company which is still based on Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.”