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Christmas only weeks away – President’s Report

WHAT a year! We have celebrated our 25 years with attendances of over 100 for most of the 10 meetings, four of them over 140!

We know that this area has a long and interesting history (by Queensland standards) and these attendances are proof of the interest in learning more about our past.

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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 […]