Sweet history of lollies — 26 Sept 2020

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Livecast meeting: 22 August 2020

Well ahead of the start time, the hall at Merthyr Road was ready for attendees to be suitably physically distanced. By 2pm, around 40 members were seated. The two cameras were rolling, thus enabling anyone anywhere  to log in so as to hear Jill Barker’s fascinating talk about “The Japanese House in New Farm”. Listeners also gained an insight into Judge George Paul whose remarkable idea it was to introduce this Oriental residence to Brisbane. Jill’s presentation included a short video showing the house in its heritage splendour in Ingham, to where it was moved from New Farm in the

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Japanese House in New Farm – Event

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Pandemic effect: cancelled meetings

Considering the pandemic situation, I am sure that it will come as the increasing gravity of the no surprise to hear that the committee, after carefully considering the implications of holding the cinema event on 28 March, has decided that it would be wiser to cancel the gathering. Deliberations have been based on news on 13 March from the World Health Organisation and Chief Medical Officer in Australia, especially since the Society has members in an age group which could be more seriously affected by a Covid-19 infection. The committee apologises for any inconvenience caused to those who have purchased

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March Event – Come to the Cinema | POSTPONED

28th March 2020 view announcement here Here’s something very different for the meeting of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society on Saturday 28 March. Come to enjoy an historic film in an historic theatre. The main event is the 1940 classic comedy ‘Dad Rudd M.P.’ which includes familiar themes: dams and water rights a by-election dirty tricks in politics romance complications a fierce storm, and unlikely political liaisons! Thanks to the generosity of NEW FARM 6 CINEMAS which has been an epicentre of social activity and pop culture since 1921 [formerly Merthyr Picture Palace, Astor Theatre, Village Twin Theatre],

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Flying High: The remarkable life of Aviatrix Lores Bonney

22nd February 2020 Mrs Lores Bonney, wife of Harry Bonney, a wealthy leather goods manufacturer, appears  a to have led a fairly conventional life in their comfortable home in Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills— until she met her husband’s cousin, Bert Hinkler. The year was 1928 and Bert had just landed at Eagle Farm after the sensation of having completed the first solo flight from Britain to Australia. There was a reception at Bowen Hills for Bert, and it’s then that Lores appears to have been badly bitten by the flying bug. To explain just where that took her is to

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