Gathering information from the past …….
Preserving it for the future
New Farm and Districts Historical Society
New Farm & Districts Historical Society is a community-based organisation whose members are passionate about ensuring the rich and vibrant history of New Farm and nearby suburbs is not forgotten.
The area was once a semi-rural retreat for a few well-heeled families on large well-chosen sites. Gradually the large estates gave way to gentleman’s villas and worker’s cottages and eventually much of the suburb became working class, industrial and shipping. Urban renewal brought many changes as the suburbs became gentrified once again making New Farm and the surrounding districts some of the most desired areas of Brisbane in which to live.
The society promotes an understanding of the history of the area and how it evolved from one of Brisbane’s earliest settlements to the present
by Emeritus Professor Trevor Cole An article focused on the details of construction inside the walls of this 1930s woolstore. download pdf article THE HISTORY Queensland’s wool industry was booming in the early nineteenth century
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25th November 2023 our backyards before sewerage… Laugh along with Denis Stirling Also – Book signing – “New Farm: 50 Stories” When people heard that there was a new book about New Farm history in the pipeline, there was plenty of encouragement, along the lines of “Good old New Farm! Keep up the good work.”