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History Society books declared winners

At the Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre polling station, the History Society’s display and book-selling benefitted from a high-visibility position in front of those queuing to vote in the 2017 Queensland State Election.

As a result, 39 books were sold, several joined as members, and many more signed up to receive the free online newsletter. The display […]

2017-11-26T08:29:12+00:00

NFDHS features in national bulletin

OUR SOCIETY is the “Featured Historical Society” in the latest E-bulletin of the Canberra-based Federation of Australian Historical Societies, which represents around 1,000 historical and heritage societies in Australia.

Dr Bernadette Flynn, the Federation’s Online Outreach Officer, happened to stay at Teneriffe when she was attending the Federation’s AGM at the Royal Historical Society […]

2017-11-19T09:02:44+00:00

October meeting – The Brisbane Hospital (RBWH): 150 years at Herston

28th October 2017

This year, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital celebrates 150 years of  nursing and midwifery, so the timing is perfect for Dr Cliff Pollard to recount some of the highlights of this venerable  institution.

The first public hospital in Brisbane was established on 12 January 1849 near the site of the recently-demolished Supreme Court […]

2017-10-31T05:27:26+00:00

Presidents Report – Your office holders for another year

by Ross Garnett

Many  thanks to those who attended the Annual General Meeting in August.

I have listed below the new committee for the 2017-2018 year.

Special thanks to Barry Martin as he retires from the committee. Barry has meticulously kept the membership list up to date for several years— however, you will be pleased to know that […]

2017-09-25T08:30:40+00:00

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 […]

2017-08-30T11:02:30+00:00

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 […]

2017-08-30T09:58:40+00:00

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, […]

2017-10-31T05:28:16+00:00

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 […]

2017-08-30T09:12:25+00:00