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Teneriffe Festival’s impressive presence

PRESIDENT Ross Garnett extended heartfelt thanks to the almost 20 volunteers who supported the Historical Society presence in ‘History Lane’ (Ethel Street) at the 2018 Teneriffe Festival.

“What a team!” said Ross.

There were several new memberships and 35 people recorded their names to receive the newsletter. Many more enjoyed the opportunity to examine the photos on […]

2018-07-20T12:54:14+10:00

April Newsletter — now available…

THERE’S lots to read in the latest newsletter, including a report about Dr Ellen McArthur’s popular talk to the Society in March, a profile of a Past President, the story of two brothers from Dalgety’s Wharf who went to WWI, and much more.

>> download it here.

Meanwhile, be sure to arrive early for “The Rag […]

2018-04-23T08:34:34+10:00

“Talking Shop” at this month’s meeting

DO you enjoy shopping? Perhaps you’ve worked in a shop at some stage? Ever stopped to ask: How did things get to be this way?

Dr Ellen McArthur has spent years researching retail archives. She will be ‘Talking Shop’ at the March meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society.

Come to meet Ellen and hear […]

2018-03-27T18:02:56+10:00

Wallace Bishop meeting went like clockwork

OVER 110 people attended the year’s first meeting of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society on Saturday 24 February. Guest speaker Wal Bishop, grandson of the founder of this famous Brisbane jewellery firm, and ably assisted by his daughter Virginia, had the audience enthralled.

There will be a full report in the March Newsletter of […]

2018-03-27T18:03:20+10:00

February Meeting – first for 2018

BRISBANE jeweller Wallace Bishop turned 100 last year.

Come and hear the founder’s grandson, Wal Bishop (aged 83), relating the story of this venerable family firm.

This will be the first meeting in 2018 for the Society. All are welcome to attend at 2-4pm on Saturday 24 February at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. Afternoon tea will […]

2018-03-27T18:03:33+10:00

History Society books declared winners

At the Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre polling station, the History Society’s display and book-selling benefitted from a high-visibility position in front of those queuing to vote in the 2017 Queensland State Election.

As a result, 39 books were sold, several joined as members, and many more signed up to receive the free online newsletter. The display […]

2017-11-26T08:29:12+10:00

NFDHS features in national bulletin

OUR SOCIETY is the “Featured Historical Society” in the latest E-bulletin of the Canberra-based Federation of Australian Historical Societies, which represents around 1,000 historical and heritage societies in Australia.

Dr Bernadette Flynn, the Federation’s Online Outreach Officer, happened to stay at Teneriffe when she was attending the Federation’s AGM at the Royal Historical Society […]

2017-11-19T09:02:44+10:00