TO all at the New Farm & Districts Historical Society, here’s wishing you a very happy start to 2018. Thanks to SW for this great snapshot from the Queensland State Library Bookshop. It looks as if New Farm & Teneriffe occupy a key spot in Queensland History!
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 […]
AT our November meeting, we will again take a moment to think of others for whom life can be a bit of a struggle.
Our chosen charity this year is Trinity Pantry and your gifts of non-perishable food and toiletries will be passed on to the Pantry soon after our meeting so they […]
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 […]
This post is the last for 2017, and haven’t we had a feast of information throughout the year!
It also announces our last meeting for 2017 and I do hope that you have found that the variety of speakers and topics has inspired you to learn more about this historic peninsula which is a marvellous mix […]
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.”
28th October 2017
This year, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital celebrates 150 years of nursing and midwifery, so the timing is perfect for Dr Cliff Pollard to recount some of the highlights of this venerable institution.
The first public hospital in Brisbane was established on 12 January 1849 near the site of the recently-demolished Supreme Court […]
by Ross Garnett
Many thanks to those who attended the Annual General Meeting in August.
I have listed below the new committee for the 2017-2018 year.
Special thanks to Barry Martin as he retires from the committee. Barry has meticulously kept the membership list up to date for several years— however, you will be pleased to know that […]
Excerpts From Discussion – March 9, 2002
DURING World War Two, Brisbane, as the largest city in the northern part of Australia and General Macarthur’s Headquarters, was vulnerable.
New Farm was considered especially endangered being close to the River and wharves, naval base and American activities. Shell Co had an oil storage base at Montpelier Street, and […]
By Gerard Benjamin
This book, launched by the former Governor of Queensland, Ms Penelope Wensley AC earlier this year, is a collection of stories, architectural notes and historical anecdotes of 20 local homes.