DO you enjoy shopping? Perhaps you’ve worked in a shop at some stage? Ever stopped to ask: How did things get to be this way?
Dr Ellen McArthur has spent years researching retail archives. She will be ‘Talking Shop’ at the March meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society.
Come to meet Ellen and hear more about this fascinating subject on Saturday 24 March, 2-4pm, at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. All are welcome. Afternoon tea will be provided. Why not bring a friend or two…
OVER 110 people attended the year’s first meeting of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society on Saturday 24 February. Guest speaker Wal Bishop, grandson of the founder of this famous Brisbane jewellery firm, and ably assisted by his daughter Virginia, had the audience enthralled.
There will be a full report in the March Newsletter of the Society.
BRISBANE jeweller Wallace Bishop turned 100 last year.
Come and hear the founder’s grandson, Wal Bishop (aged 83), relating the story of this venerable family firm.
This will be the first meeting in 2018 for the Society. All are welcome to attend at 2-4pm on Saturday 24 February at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. Afternoon tea will be provided. For more details, please phone 0409 498 402.
Bring your friends!
18th November 2017 | 10am-12noon
1864 was such a terrible year for Brisbane.
If you could ask a Brisbane oldtimer about 1864, he would tell you that it was a dreadful year: “The town endured a cyclone and flood, then an outbreak of typhoid, not forgetting three major fires that destroyed most of Queen Street.”
Oxley part-time teacher with an interest in history, Duncan Richardson, stumbled upon this calamitous chronicle and decided to write a book about it.
Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864 is the result, and it will be the topic of his talk at the Society’s November meeting.
“There’s no official recognition of any of those events … and I think it’s because there weren’t any prominent people who were heroes,” Duncan said.
If you have forebears who were in Brisbane in 1864, you’ll be particularly interested to understand what they may have endured.
Be prepared for a talk featuring some amazing facts, on Saturday 18th November at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. All are welcome, so be sure to bring your friends and neighbours.
For more details, please phone 0409 498 402