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Queenslander-style Homes in New Farm/Teneriffe Through French Eyes

Early in 2023, French filmmaker Franck Decluzet contacted the New Farm & Districts Historical Society seeking to include local homes as part of a film that would depict unique features of Queensland for French viewers. The filmmaker’s specific interest in New Farm related to the “Queenslander” house. What we accept as commonplace apparently proves fascinating

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Miss Midgley’s Plaque Unveiling

On Wednesday 7 June 2023, a few lucky members of the Committee, along with local Member Vicki Howard, attended the official “unveiling” of the new plaque at Miss Midgley’s Hotel at 135 James Street. We were welcomed by the proprietors, Stephen (a retired senior surgeon) and Lisa (an architect) White, who gave us an exclusive

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Report on June 2023 meeting

By Karen Costello Thank you for the opportunity to offer some notes on the wonderfully informative talk given by well-known historian and author, Gerard Benjamin held on 24th June 2023 ,which complemented the walk around Bowen Hills that I attended on Saturday 17 June along with my husband, Dan, and a group of friends (including

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Austin Adams

You may have noticed standing at the back of the hall at each public meeting a gentleman with a tripod and a camera. That would be Austin Adams – taking the monthly video recording of the talk to be edited and preserved for us on Vimeo. In case you have lost track, all the previous

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Teneriffe Festival Roundup

Glorious Brisbane autumn weather enticed the crowds to enjoy an exciting array of attractions and activities at this year’s Teneriffe Festival. The Society had prime position to greet people as they arrived. It was a successful day with the opportunity to chat with many people about the history of Teneriffe. The display of photographs attracted

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Report on May Meeting

By Jim MacDonald It is my pleasure and honour—as one of the almost 90 attendees—to offer some notes on the wonderfully entertaining talk given by Fay Rayner, very ably assisted by her daughter, Janne, regarding Rayner’s Butcher Shop. Why? Because as a child around 1940, I can remember being taken by my mother up to

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