FOR years after 1996, the area now known as Gasworks was an overgrown wasteland, languishing behind a wire fence. At last around 2004, something began happen, and the catchword of the day was ‘remediation’. This required innumerable truckloads of waste ground being carted away, to be replaced by clean material of the kind you see […]
THE new year starts on a very positive note for the Society, with the arrival of more copies of Reflections on New Farm. This is the book’s third reprint since 2008, and marks the milestone of more than 4,000 copies having been sold.
“The steady demand for this book is simply amazing,” says President Ross Garnett, […]
TO all at the New Farm & Districts Historical Society, here’s wishing you a very happy start to 2018. Thanks to SW for this great snapshot from the Queensland State Library Bookshop. It looks as if New Farm & Teneriffe occupy a key spot in Queensland History!
A TENERIFFE resident wrote to say that he had the privilege of growing up in Highgate Hill next door to famous Queensland sculptor Daphne Mayo.
His one regret is that he was too busy when the artist offered to paint his portrait – unlike the young woman who was Daphne’s other neighbour…
Enjoy the full story in […]
At the Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre polling station, the History Society’s display and book-selling benefitted from a high-visibility position in front of those queuing to vote in the 2017 Queensland State Election.
As a result, 39 books were sold, several joined as members, and many more signed up to receive the free online newsletter. The display […]
THE New Farm Croquet Club adjoined the New Farm Bowls Club. The two homes in the background facing Lower Bowen Terrace are (from left) Sandford (No. 595) and Duddingston (No. 591).
The patroness of the Club in 1921 was Mrs J.N. McCallum. The McCallum family home, Duddingston, was very convenient to the club!
Both magnificent homes still stand, and […]
AT our November meeting, we will again take a moment to think of others for whom life can be a bit of a struggle.
Our chosen charity this year is Trinity Pantry and your gifts of non-perishable food and toiletries will be passed on to the Pantry soon after our meeting so they […]
OUR SOCIETY is the “Featured Historical Society” in the latest E-bulletin of the Canberra-based Federation of Australian Historical Societies, which represents around 1,000 historical and heritage societies in Australia.
Dr Bernadette Flynn, the Federation’s Online Outreach Officer, happened to stay at Teneriffe when she was attending the Federation’s AGM at the Royal Historical Society […]
This post is the last for 2017, and haven’t we had a feast of information throughout the year!
It also announces our last meeting for 2017 and I do hope that you have found that the variety of speakers and topics has inspired you to learn more about this historic peninsula which is a marvellous mix […]
Some years ago, the Kangaroo Point Neighbourhood Watch group produced a Heritage Walk booklet detailing a trail around Kangaroo Point visiting the many existing heritage locations. The booklet is available for a gold-coin donation. Try the Medley Café, next to Yungaba on the east side of Kangaroo Point (incidentally a great place for coffee or […]