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New Farm Historical celebrates 30 years

The New Farm and Districts Historical Society turns 30 this year and members are keen for local residents to join in the celebrations. Society President, Desley Garnett, said the society had its beginnings in February 1994 after then-Councillor David Hinchliffe organised a history walk around New Farm of about 40 interested people. The society officially

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Queenslander-style Homes in New Farm/Teneriffe Through French Eyes

Early in 2023, French filmmaker Franck Decluzet contacted the New Farm & Districts Historical Society seeking to include local homes as part of a film that would depict unique features of Queensland for French viewers. The filmmaker’s specific interest in New Farm related to the “Queenslander” house. What we accept as commonplace apparently proves fascinating

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Family Stories of New Farm Park

The New Farm Park website is currently gathering stories from residents past and present, for a new section on the website  – Family Stories of New Farm Park . New Farm Park is a place of wonderful family memories for many people – it is where many of life’s special moments, big and small, have

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Miss Midgley’s Plaque Unveiling

On Wednesday 7 June 2023, a few lucky members of the Committee, along with local Member Vicki Howard, attended the official “unveiling” of the new plaque at Miss Midgley’s Hotel at 135 James Street. We were welcomed by the proprietors, Stephen (a retired senior surgeon) and Lisa (an architect) White, who gave us an exclusive

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Report on June 2023 meeting

By Karen Costello Thank you for the opportunity to offer some notes on the wonderfully informative talk given by well-known historian and author, Gerard Benjamin held on 24th June 2023 ,which complemented the walk around Bowen Hills that I attended on Saturday 17 June along with my husband, Dan, and a group of friends (including

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Dakota Woolstore Teneriffe – its internal structure

by Emeritus Professor Trevor Cole An article focused on the details of construction inside the walls of this 1930s woolstore. download pdf article THE HISTORY Queensland’s wool industry was booming in the early nineteenth century and was dominated by a number of companies who established their Queensland centres of activity along the Brisbane River waterfront

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