Lighting up Brisbane

Saturday, 27 November 2021 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. What is an Edison Tube, …

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The bells of St Stephen’s

Saturday, 30 October 2021 —— Enjoy the talk here At our October meeting, historian Sr Anne Hetherington will present ‘The Bells of St Stephen’s’, centring on the St Stephen’s site in Elizabeth St which dates from 1843. St Stephen’s Chapel is Brisbane’s oldest still-standing church, and is one of only three pre-separation buildings remaining in Brisbane. …

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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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Early wheels for Queenslanders

Saturday, 25 September 2001 :: View the talk here. The Canada Cycle and Motor Agency was established by long-term New Farm resident, Alexander Vaughan Dodwell of Moray St. With branches and agencies throughout Queensland and around 200 employees by 1914, CCM was a major Queensland company during 1905–1929. The business imported early motor cars, trucks …

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How Brisbane was sewered

Saturday 26 June, 2.30pm — View the presentation here. “THE Long Story of How Brisbane was Sewered” is the intriguing title of our June meeting when our guest is to be Colin Hester (Head of Environmental Solutions, Environmental & Industrial, Urban Utilities) who is also a researcher and writer about local history and industrial heritage. “Have …

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