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July Newsletter: Early days… fire… awardees

HAPHAZARD training in Queensland’s early days, the recent house fire in James Street, and two notable recipients of an Order of Australia are among the stories in the latest NFDHS Newsletter.

>> download it here.

JULY MEETING: Julie Hornibrook, 28 July, 2-4pm, Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. All welcome!

 

 

2018-07-19T11:04:06+00:00

Teneriffe Festival’s impressive presence

PRESIDENT Ross Garnett extended heartfelt thanks to the almost 20 volunteers who supported the Historical Society presence in ‘History Lane’ (Ethel Street) at the 2018 Teneriffe Festival.

“What a team!” said Ross.

There were several new memberships and 35 people recorded their names to receive the newsletter. Many more enjoyed the opportunity to examine the photos on […]

2018-07-20T12:54:14+00:00

June Meeting: Haphazard training in the early days…

THIS photo from the beginning of Griffith Uni in Brisbane was part of Dr Bill Metcalf’s engrossing presentation to more than 90 attendees at June’s meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society.

Early training in areas such as nursing, pharmacy, law and teaching was haphazard in the colony’s early days — but the universities […]

2018-07-20T12:54:30+00:00

April Newsletter — now available…

THERE’S lots to read in the latest newsletter, including a report about Dr Ellen McArthur’s popular talk to the Society in March, a profile of a Past President, the story of two brothers from Dalgety’s Wharf who went to WWI, and much more.

>> download it here.

Meanwhile, be sure to arrive early for “The Rag […]

2018-04-23T08:34:34+00:00

April Meeting – George’s yarns sure to suit you…

28 April 2018

While the George Symons’ family business manufactured uniforms for the Queensland Police, Railways, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and the RAAF, as well as lots of school wear, the name is most famously associated with men’s fashion
garments and suits.

George Symons himself will be the speaker at our April meeting.

Applying all of his charming raconteurial skills, […]

2018-04-16T09:58:31+00:00

“Talking Shop” at this month’s meeting

DO you enjoy shopping? Perhaps you’ve worked in a shop at some stage? Ever stopped to ask: How did things get to be this way?

Dr Ellen McArthur has spent years researching retail archives. She will be ‘Talking Shop’ at the March meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society.

Come to meet Ellen and hear […]

2018-03-27T18:02:56+00:00

Wallace Bishop meeting went like clockwork

OVER 110 people attended the year’s first meeting of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society on Saturday 24 February. Guest speaker Wal Bishop, grandson of the founder of this famous Brisbane jewellery firm, and ably assisted by his daughter Virginia, had the audience enthralled.

There will be a full report in the March Newsletter of […]

2018-03-27T18:03:20+00:00