The Bethungra Brigade's early history was all lost in 1972 when the then Secretary Ces O’Brien lost his house in a fire. All the Brigade records were destroyed in the fire and as Ces and all our founding members have passed on, we have not been able to trace the early history of the Brigade.
Much of the Brigade is made up of soldier settlement blocks which were settled shortly after the end of World War II. The formation of the Brigade would have been about 1948 or 1949.
The Bethungra Brigades area ranges from mostly rich fertile farming land in the west to rough hill country on the eastern side. The Mount Ulandra National Reserve is on the Brigades eastern boundary and adjoins farming land.
The Brigade has 35 active members and 3 tankers, Bethungra 1, Bethungra 7A and Bethungra 7B.