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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

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

President’s Report – 25! It seems like only yesterday…

This is the perfect time to say thanks to those who had the foresight to start formally recording the history of New Farm and the surrounding districts via a gathering of interested people which resulted in the formation of the NFDHS.

David Hinchliffe will speak a little about this at the June meeting. We are also […]

2019-06-16T11:37:31+10:00

Teneriffe Festival

6th July 2019

The Teneriffe Festival is a one-day event in and around the suburb’s riverside streets, offering visitors a full program of music, food, children’s entertainment, and historical displays.

The event was originally started to mark Teneriffe becoming a suburb again in its own right. This was after 150 years and it showcased the rich heritage […]

2019-06-11T08:52:55+10:00

Our 25 years project –  History of Shops & Businesses in New Farm

How did the many corner shops and businesses in New Farm (pre-supermarkets) survive?

It was a very different time when people walked to the shop, the butcher, the chemist, the doctor, the church …….

To keep this project manageable, we will concentrate on corner stores and butcher shops, but if you have other relevant stories to share, […]

2019-03-30T02:38:46+10:00

President’s Report – Leaping into 2019…

by Ross Garnett

Renovating  an old house can present many challenges and surprises.

When we renovated some 30 years back, our ‘surprise’ was the amount of oily soot that fell when we removed the sheeting off the ceiling – soot from many years of the Powerhouse billowing out smoke!

However, we didn’t find anything interesting as […]

2019-02-13T10:58:39+10:00

Canoe lucky find for Pamphlett & Co.

IN the November NFDHS Newsletter you may have read the article (p 6) about the three ex-felons who proved to be the first white men to see the Brisbane River (1823).

After trekking about 40km along the southern side of the wide stream, the men discovered a native canoe which enabled them to cross the river.

A […]

2018-11-21T12:35:31+10:00

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+10:00

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+10:00