Upcoming Events

Crime in New Farm – June meeting

22nd June 2019

This suburb’s crime past…

New Farm hasn’t always been the suburb that rates a nine out of 10 for tranquillity.

Go back 30 or more years and the reaction was likely to be, “New Farm? Why on earth would you want to live there?”

What they really meant of course was, “What about the unsavoury characters, the shady dealings, the houses of ill-repute, and the occasional murder?”

‘Crime in New Farm’ is the topic of the Society’s June meeting.

The speaker is to be journalist Matt Condon (pictured) who has written the definitive account of an era that changed Queensland society. Matthew is well placed to offer details about how ‘colourful’ this suburb used to be, in comparison with today’s profound gentility.

2-4pm | Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre.

Afternoon tea will be provided. All are welcome

May Meeting – Grand house then cathedral site..

25th May 2019

Once upon a time, a grand house named Dara stood overlooking Fortitude Valley just across from All Hallows School.

The account of Dara and how the site became known as Cathedral Place will be the subject of our post-election meeting in May.The guest speaker will be Archdiocesan Archivist, Fr Denis Martin, author of the recent impressive book, A Hill in the Valley: Dara and the Holy Name Cathedral.

It is an intriguing story, well supported by the dramatis personae who include: William Augustine Duncan (Duncan Street), TC Beirne, Patrick Mayne, George Wilkie Gray (Gray Street, New Farm), Bishops James Quinn and Robert Dunne, and of course, Archbishop James Duhig.

2-4pm | Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre.

Afternoon tea will be provided. Arrive early!

For more details, please phone 0409 498 402