Talk given to the Society by Bryan Oxlade on 25 Sept 2010
THE Oxlade brothers can claim descent from a very old English family dating back to Nicholas Oxlade who lived in Radnage, Buckinghamshire (England), before 1476. George Oxlade, grandfather of Bryan Oxlade of Oxlade Brothers, was born in 1848. George emigrated in August […]
GEORGE COWIN I
I would like to start with my great grand parents on my father’s side. George William Cowin (Bill), my great grand father, was born at Ulican, Baldwin, County of Braddan in the Isle of Man on December 27, 1863. He was the third oldest child ofa family of ten who worked a […]
New Farm Bowls Club is said to be the fourth oldest bowls club in Brisbane.
The beginning of the New Farm Bowls Club at 969 Brunswick Street dates from 1905, when the Turner’s paddock part of the Kinellan Estate was bought by Messrs G. G. Muller and J. N. McCallum. They then sold the land for […]
The first meeting of the New Farm Volunteer Fire Brigade was held on 11th September 1889 at James Campbell and Sons’ sawmill near where Julius Street is.
Campbell offered land for the Brigade and a fire station was built for 50 pounds. It is thought that the fire brigade was placed where it […]
I was born in 1949 and spent the first 20 years of my life living with my parents at the rear of their grocery shop (Garnett’s store) at 152 James Street, New Farm. I attended the New Farm State School which was just up the road, as was the Church our family attended twice every […]
In 1960, the Brisbane City Council planned to build a Library in Brunswick Street and two buildings were demolished to make way for the construction. It was to be called the New Farm District Library. At that time local residents had to travel all the way to Hamilton Library or into the City to borrow […]
This article draws on the excellent history by Michael Moy, Story Bridge: Idea to Icon, as well as articles and information.
This fine structure is an icon for many New Farm residents as well as Brisbane and Queensland people. In 1926 the new Brisbane City Council recommended the building of a bridge linking Kangaroo Point […]
When one thinks of fine furniture, the names of Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton spring to mind, but prewar New Farm had its own fine cabinet maker in Ed Rosenstengel, whose factory was at 524 Brunswick Street.
Edmund Rosenstengel, born of German immigrant parents in Toowoomba in 1887, travelled the world to hone his skill in cabinet […]