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Event – Moray Street’s premier citizen

23rd November 2019

Jacarandas are pictured in bloom at Sir Samuel Griffith’s grand residence, Merthyr, which had frontages to Moray Street (between Merthyr and Sydney Sts) and the river.

The man who was to be twice Premier, then Chief Justice of Queensland, arrived in Queensland in the 1850s. He was responsible for important social and legal reforms.

To […]

Teneriffe Walk

5 October 2019

Gerard will conduct an Historical Walk around Teneriffe on Saturday, 5 October, 9-11.30am.

Meet from 8.30 onwards at Dot210 Cafe at 53 Vernon Terrace.

It will include a look inside a wool store, a leisurely climb to the heights of Teneriffe Hill, a mini bush walk, and a survey of the Submariners Heritage Walk, plus […]

September Meeting — Urban Renewal: Teneriffe’s renaissance?

28th September 2019

But for urban renewal in Teneriffe, the pleasing lines of buildings such as the London Woolstore (pictured above) may have been reduced to rubble.

The 1991 federal government initiative “Building Better Cities” prompted the creation of the Urban Renewal Task Force in Brisbane. 

“It coincided with the city fathers wanting to find the buzz […]

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 […]

Walking Tour

31st August 2019

Interested in a walking tour around the streets of New Farm?

Here’s a chance to view a selection of local landmarks and to hear a little of their architecture and social history, from society member Gerard Benjamin.

The event is planned for Saturday 31 August, commencing at 9am and finishing at 11.30.

The walking pace will […]

Event – Serious killer’s 100th anniversary

24th August 2019

The late Dr Harry Windsor—who once lived in a house on Merthyr Road—recalls as a child accompanying his father on his medical rounds.

Pointed out to him were the red crosses on the front doors of some houses during the 1919 pandemic.

The Spanish Flu that year was the biggest killer in history and the […]