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.
Walking Tour: Newstead and Bowen Hills: Cloudland, Homes, Theatre, Church
17th June 2023 Join this historical walking tour over Bowen Hills, for a closer look at where Cloudland was once top spot. MEET US in the Plaza at Newstead Gasworks within the Gasometer. This is
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1941- The Pensacola Convoy
22nd April 2023 | Speaker: Brian Martin Brian will talk about the PENSACOLA CONVOY, seven American military transport ships and their escorting warship which were making a routine voyage to the Philippines when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th 1941. The damage inflicted was so severe that existing plans for the U. S. Navy