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New Book: Homes with History on the New Farm Peninsula

By Gerard Benjamin

This book, launched by the former Governor of Queensland, Ms Penelope Wensley AC earlier this year, is a collection of stories, architectural notes and historical anecdotes of 20 local homes.

The New Farm locality was once a semi-rural retreat for a few well-heeled families on […]


Event Report – Fascinating excursion into pharmaceutical history

Meeting | July 2017 | by Bernie Driessen

In front of a meeting that broke two records—around a dozen descendants of one ancestor present;and more medical professionals in theroom than ever before—James Delahunty kept 120 attendees enthralled with his account of pharmacy in Brisbane.

Many of those at the meeting would have remembered James as the ‘Ekka […]


September Meeting – Man of steel’s grand-daughter to offer EDI insights

Saturday, 23 September | 2PM

IN 1911, Arthur Joseph Deakin and Daniel Evans formed a partnership that would have far-reaching significance for Brisbane.

From humble beginnings as an engineering supply business, Evans Deakin Industries (EDI) grew to be a successful steel manufacturing company, responsible for such iconic Brisbane landmarks as the Story Bridge, the Grey Street Bridge, […]


Unveiling at Freshwater Apartments

ON Saturday 24 June, Freshwater Apartments in Gray Street, New Farm, hosted the unveiling ceremony for its long-awaited historical plaque.

Along with residents were many members of the Ruddle and Maloney families, a large Naval contingent from HMAS Moreton, as well as Federal, State and Local government members.

“One plaque is on the boardwalk adjacent to the […]