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Society on hold as history repeats itself – President’s Report

I am writing this on April Fool’s Day, but there are no tricks in this message!

It seems as if history is repeating itself—a pandemic just 101 years after the Spanish Flu contagion of 1919.

Luckily, we are in a very different world. We understand more about how diseases are spread; we live healthy lives, and are […]

2020-04-18T04:59:57+10:00

Amble past Kangaroo Point’s past

Putting an historical edge on a leisurely walk around Kangaroo Point will be a breeze with this new edition of the Kangaroo Point Heritage Walk booklet.

The well-illustrated 90-page volume will guide you on a two-hour amble around the locality’s heritage buildings and places.

You will not only glean important facts but also be charmed by the […]

2020-04-18T04:54:56+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

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
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