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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

Recent Articles

Miss Midgley’s Plaque Unveiling

On Wednesday 7 June 2023, a few lucky members of the Committee, along with local Member Vicki Howard, attended the official “unveiling” of the new plaque at Miss Midgley’s Hotel at 135 James Street. We

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Report on June 2023 meeting

By Karen Costello Thank you for the opportunity to offer some notes on the wonderfully informative talk given by well-known historian and author, Gerard Benjamin held on 24th June 2023 ,which complemented the walk around

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Austin Adams

You may have noticed standing at the back of the hall at each public meeting a gentleman with a tripod and a camera. That would be Austin Adams – taking the monthly video recording of

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