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Oxlade Drive

The making of this street and its subsequent renaming was to end a long standing friendship.

The Pearl King, James Clark, bought land in the southern part of the peninsular where his pearl luggers used to tie up. It encompassed the area from the River to what is now Elystan Road, between Bowen Terrace and Turner […]


Brian remembers all in New Farm; a conversation September 2nd 2008

Brian arrived in New Farm in 1944 at the age of three years. His father was a telephone technician and his mother a central telegraph operator. Their work was essential for the war effort. After arriving in Brisbane they settled at Kedron but this was too far from the city to be convenient for shift […]


Donna Cameron and her New Farm Historical Landmark Home, Khandallah

In conversation, August 2010

Donna was the youngest child of Eileen and Gordon Neal. She had a sister, Allwyn who was 3 years older to her. The family originally owned a cattle property outside Charters Towers. It was during the days of the depression, and many people in Queensland sold their properties and moved towards the […]


Oxlade Brothers: The Making Of A Family Business

Talk given to the Society by Bryan Oxlade on 25 Sept 2010

THE Oxlade brothers can claim descent from a very old English family dating back to Nicholas Oxlade who lived in Radnage, Buckinghamshire (England), before 1476. George Oxlade, grandfather of Bryan Oxlade of Oxlade Brothers, was born in 1848. George emigrated in August […]