Mark Bulley

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September Meeting – Hanworth House

22nd September 2018

SEPTEMBER’S meeting of the Society will feature Marisa Vecchio AM telling the story of Hanworth House, the grand residence dating from 1864 which stands at 109 Lytton Road,East Brisbane.

The house was built for retired naval officer Captain George Poynter Heath who had been appointed marine surveyor of Queensland in 1860, and port master […]

2018-09-04T09:33:50+00:00

Who and what inspired early novelist?

25th August 2018

A Young Englishman arrives to work on an outback sheep station and ends up writing a “fast-paced, suspenseful” novel that has melodrama, romance and comedy, with many surprising twists and turns.”

“Completed in 1865, it proved to be Queensland’s second novel, though the miraculously-found manuscript was only published in 2010,” said Gerard Benjamin who […]

2018-08-14T12:21:20+00:00

Historic New Farm home entered onto state’s heritage register

Brisbane Times

Once the home of a Queensland Premier, a 101-year-old New Farm home has been entered onto the state’s heritage register.

The 1907-built Bowen Terrace home, Feniton, was designed by architect Robin Dods, who was recognised as one of Brisbane’s leading architects in the early 20th century.

The old home is recognised as a […]

2018-08-04T12:56:58+00:00

Hear about Hornibrook from his granddaughter

28th July 2018

THE speaker at the Society’s July meeting will be Julie Hornibrook, granddaughter of Sir Manuel (1893-1970), a name synonymous with master building in Queensland.

“It’s remarkable that my grandfather was able to contribute to the building of the Story Bridge, William Jolly Bridge and Hornibrook Highway during the 1930s’ Depression,” said Julie, a Research […]

2018-07-20T13:04:18+00:00

Salves, balms and homespun remedies

 26th May 2018

QUEENSLAND’S record of invention and innovation extends to the design and manufacture of familiar potions and extraordinary strategies to popularise them. Queenslanders were also ready adopters of similar remedies devised overseas and marketed through personal contact.

This talk examines the history of three Queensland remedies—two of which were marketed well beyond our shores—and looks […]

2018-04-29T10:13:37+00:00

Memories of old Kangaroo Point

Some years ago, the Kangaroo  Point Neighbourhood Watch group produced a Heritage Walk booklet detailing a trail around Kangaroo Point visiting the many existing heritage locations.  The booklet is available for a gold-coin donation. Try the Medley Café, next to Yungaba on the east side of Kangaroo Point (incidentally a great place for coffee or […]

2017-11-19T09:02:18+00:00

A snapshot of Vera on Moray Street

During the late 1880s and early 1900s, New Farm, and especially the area around Moray Street, was the place to be—a sort of semi-rural retreat for politicians, lawyers, wealthy merchants, and property speculators.

Of the many fine residences that once graced leafy Moray Street in those days, only a handful have survived including the recently restored […]

2017-10-21T13:48:30+00:00

November Meeting – Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864 – date change to 18th Nov

18th November 2017 | 10am-12noon

1864 was such a terrible year for Brisbane.

If you could ask a Brisbane oldtimer about 1864, he would tell you that it was a dreadful year: “The town endured a cyclone and flood, then an outbreak of typhoid, not forgetting three major fires that destroyed most of Queen Street.”

2018-03-27T18:04:30+00:00