Mark Bulley

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Christmas only weeks away – President’s Report

WHAT a year! We have celebrated our 25 years with attendances of over 100 for most of the 10 meetings, four of them over 140!

We know that this area has a long and interesting history (by Queensland standards) and these attendances are proof of the interest in learning more about our past.

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2019-11-15T03:33:58+10:00

Event – Moray Street’s premier citizen

23rd November 2019

Jacarandas are pictured in bloom at Sir Samuel Griffith’s grand residence, Merthyr, which had frontages to Moray Street (between Merthyr and Sydney Sts) and the river.

The man who was to be twice Premier, then Chief Justice of Queensland, arrived in Queensland in the 1850s. He was responsible for important social and legal reforms.

To […]

2019-10-30T07:10:20+10:00

Teneriffe Walk

5 October 2019

Gerard will conduct an Historical Walk around Teneriffe on Saturday, 5 October, 9-11.30am.

Meet from 8.30 onwards at Dot210 Cafe at 53 Vernon Terrace.

It will include a look inside a wool store, a leisurely climb to the heights of Teneriffe Hill, a mini bush walk, and a survey of the Submariners Heritage Walk, plus […]

2019-10-06T09:58:43+10:00

Reflecting on Brisbane bricks…

26th October 2019

A new book entitled Brisbane Bricks by local authors Joanne Heath and Virginia Russell has had people looking afresh at an astonishing variety of the city’s landmarks.

Joanne and Virginia will be the guest speakers at the October meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society.

Virginia, a former Sydney architect, thought that most […]

2019-10-30T07:08:19+10:00

Society seeds planted in 1993

As a prelude to cutting the 25th Birthday Cake at our June meeting, former councillor, NFDHS Life Member, and now well-known artist David Hinchliffe, recalled what led to his setting up this historical society.

In 1993 when up for preselection in this council ward, David ran against Barbara Dawson, daughter of Beattie who was regarded as […]

2019-07-17T09:11:03+10:00

Under the lino yields accolade

At the recent State Library of Queensland’s 2019 Memory Awards ceremony, the winner of the John Oxley Library Community History Award was Caylie Jeffery.

You’ll remember that Caylie was our popular inaugural speaker for 2019.

This prestigious honour came in recognition of her Under the Lino project for its innovating engagement in the documenting and sharing of […]

2019-07-17T09:04:18+10:00

Walking Tour

31st August 2019

Interested in a walking tour around the streets of New Farm?

Here’s a chance to view a selection of local landmarks and to hear a little of their architecture and social history, from society member Gerard Benjamin.

The event is planned for Saturday 31 August, commencing at 9am and finishing at 11.30.

The walking pace will […]

2019-09-03T13:23:08+10:00

Event – Serious killer’s 100th anniversary

24th August 2019

The late Dr Harry Windsor—who once lived in a house on Merthyr Road—recalls as a child accompanying his father on his medical rounds.

Pointed out to him were the red crosses on the front doors of some houses during the 1919 pandemic.

The Spanish Flu that year was the biggest killer in history and the […]

2019-09-03T13:23:18+10:00

Tales of a Greek cafe and much, much more…

27th July 2019

At our July meeting we welcome back George Symons with more stories about his Greek background,this time from the other side of the family in Melbourne.

“My grandfather ran the Mangos Cafe in Chapel Street, Windsor for 42 years. It became famous,” George said. The cafe’s classic fare reputedly included eggs, […]

2019-07-30T14:23:44+10:00