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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Lighting up Brisbane

Saturday, 27 November 2021 —— Enjoy the talk here In February 2018 when digging up William St in Brisbane in preparation for the new Queen’s Wharf project, workmen made an amazing discovery, something to set the hearts of historically-minded electrical engineers racing. “Hey, we’ve just found an Edison Tube!” could well have been the exultant exclamation.

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2021 AGM & Tribute to Ross

Enjoy the highlights of this event by viewing: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8785400 On 28 August 2021, the Society paid tribute to Ross Garnett’s sterling contribution as president for 17 of the society’s 27 years. The event unfolded with informal precision to the delight of the 100 attendees. Life Member and renowned artist David Hinchliffe conducted the AGM in

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