D House, Harcourt Street – a modern architectural gem

By Jessica Yule Many of you may have walked past this house but I would guess that few knew what architectural delights were hiding behind the front door… Introducing the D House, which was designed by Donovan Hill, revered Brisbane architecture firm, and completed in 2000 for their client and friend, Geraldine Cleary. Situated at

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A new logo for our 30th year

For quite a number of years the society has been using an historic photo of a picnic near New Farm Park rotunda as our logo. In this our 30th year, we would like to have a new logo – “a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public identification and recognition. It

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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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