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Salves, balms and homespun remedies

 26th May 2018

QUEENSLAND’S record of invention and innovation extends to the design and manufacture of familiar potions and extraordinary strategies to popularise them. Queenslanders were also ready adopters of similar remedies devised overseas and marketed through personal contact.

This talk examines the history of three Queensland remedies—two of which were marketed well beyond our shores—and looks […]

April Meeting – George’s yarns sure to suit you…

28 April 2018

While the George Symons’ family business manufactured uniforms for the Queensland Police, Railways, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and the RAAF, as well as lots of school wear, the name is most famously associated with men’s fashion
garments and suits.

George Symons himself will be the speaker at our April meeting.

Applying all of his charming raconteurial skills, […]

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 […]