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March Event – Come to the Cinema

28th March 2020

Here’s something very different for the meeting of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society on Saturday 28 March.

Come to enjoy an historic film in an historic theatre.

The main event is the 1940 classic comedy ‘Dad Rudd M.P.’ which includes familiar themes:

  • dams and water rights
  • a by-election
  • dirty tricks in politics
  • romance […]
2020-02-21T09:06:20+10:00

President’s Report – Welcome to the next quarter century

WELCOME everyone to the new year and betrust it is set to be a great one for you.

We’re just a century ahead of the Roaring Twenties when the kinds of inventions that began shaping America included the car, aeroplane, washing machine, radio, assembly line, refrigerator, garbage disposal, electric razor, instant camera, jukebox and television.

After so […]

2020-02-21T09:00:23+10:00

Flying High: The remarkable life of Aviatrix Lores Bonney

22nd February 2020

Mrs Lores Bonney, wife of Harry Bonney, a wealthy leather goods manufacturer, appears  a to have led a fairly conventional life in their comfortable home in Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills— until she met her husband’s cousin, Bert Hinkler.

The year was 1928 and Bert had just landed at Eagle Farm after the […]

2020-02-11T16:53:21+10:00

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.

Our email distribution list […]

2020-01-22T08:00:30+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 […]

2019-11-25T16:50:46+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