PHOTOS: 100 years of DiDi

The youngest Duff, Teresa and the eldest, Noelle, marking the centenary celebration with a cake cutting. 259913_22

By Neesha Sinnya

For 100 years DiDi Station has been a landmark in rural Queensland – for more than half of those years Kathy Duff has lived at the property.

With centenary celebrations kicking off early on Saturday, 27 November, droves of family and friends headed out to DiDi Station to enjoy the day.

Since 1921 life on the property has changed dramatically but some things have continued on for a century.

“We are traditionalists, we started off with Hereford cattle and have continued with them,” Kathy said.

The family home is a memorable spot with countless memories and stories to be told.

“DiDi was my Grandfather’s [property] and then my father Mick Duff and now Michael and I have it,” Kathy said.

The South Burnett councillor drives hundreds of kilometres every day into Kingaroy from DiDi, but the magic of the property has given her the incentive to stay.

“I grew up on DiDi and this is where I have lived all my life,” she said.

“There is something about the property, I love to be out here.”

The Duff family has been compiling their history into a book for generations to come to cherish.

Warren Webber presented the 100-year family history book at the centenary celebrations.

After working on a history book for his own family Warren was approached by Kathy to create a similar book for the Duff’s.

“It’s been a five-month process,” he said.

“As time goes on you need to record this history or it’s lost forever.”

The weekend festivities were made possible by the local community.

The Murgon Lions Club catered on the day with help from the Murgon Show Society and beverages from the Golden Spurs Hotel in Proston.