September 2018 marks the 120-year anniversary of the opening of McWhirter & Son, the cash drapery that went on to become one of Queensland’s biggest and best-loved department stores.
In 1894, my great-great grandfather James McWhirter senior began working for T.C. […]
13th October 2018
Not that long ago, the narrow spaces around Fortitude Valley were just that — spaces, not vibrant laneways.
These days, however, the area boasts not one, not two, but now three jam-packed alleys. Yes, that’s a development that’s worth […]
27th October 2018
Even those of us with no Italian will hazard a fair guess as to the meaning of: “Associazione Nazionale Famiglie Emigrati”.
ANFE was started in Italy after WWII to assist migrants and their families who were often left back […]
22nd September 2018
SEPTEMBER’S meeting of the Society will feature Marisa Vecchio AM telling the story of Hanworth House, the grand residence dating from 1864 which stands at 109 Lytton Road,East Brisbane.
The house was built for retired naval officer Captain George […]