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

Celebrating 30 Years

1994 – 2024

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

Latest Events

Recent Articles

Re-opening of Newstead House

by Desley Garnett On a very windy Saturday morning, I joined a crowd of a couple of hundred people (including several members of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society) for the reopening of Newstead

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Past Events

Brisbane Open House (BOH) in July

13th-14th July 2024 Brisbane Open House (BOH) returns in July and this year there’s a special focus on New Farm’s heritage. BOH is an annual weekend celebrating notable buildings and places, with dozens of properties across Brisbane opened to the public free of charge. This year’s BOH will be held on 13 and 14 July

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