Gathering information from the past …….
Preserving it for the future

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.

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Latest Events

Historical Walk: Heart of New Farm

4th March 2023 Join this historical walking tour through the Heart of New Farm, taking in landmarks and homes, and lots of stories. MEET US on the Brunswick St/Sydney St corner of NEW FARM PARK, for a 90-minute walk to see sites in Brunswick St, Bowen Tce and Merthyr Rd, along with peeks at Langshaw,

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Latest News

Government Cuts to Trove

The response from the general public is likely to be, “Cuts to Trove? Do tell.” The core of Trove (from the National Library of Australia) has been free access to a tremendous variety and date-range of digitised Australian newspapers. If, for instance, you were to type in the search term “Breaker Morant” then you would

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