November meeting – Whimsical memories of the earth closet (EC) plus Book signing

25th November 2023

our backyards before sewerage…

Laugh along with Denis Stirling

Also –  Book signing – “New Farm: 50 Stories”

When people heard that there was a new book about New Farm history in the pipeline, there was plenty of encouragement, along the lines of “Good old New Farm! Keep up the good work.”

As a result, it is pleasing to announce that Gerard Benjamin’s new book entitled “New Farm: 50 Stories” is expected to be available at our last meeting for the year on 25 November.

The chapters have been selected from the many history columns that Gerard has written over 15 years for the local New Farm magazine Village Voice. The book will include extra notes and over 200 illustrations.

The vibrant scene on the front cover (a Jacaranda in Newstead Park) was painted recently by local artist David Hinchliffe, who has also penned the Foreword. This generous double contribution comes from the man who initiated the setting-up of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society 29 years ago.

The author looks forward to being on hand to sign copies at the meeting on 25 November

2:30PM | Uniting Church Centre, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm.

Entry Fee (cash preferred) | $5.00 members | $10.00 non-members | includes afternoon tea.

All welcome!

Empty Christmas Tree

EACH year, our members give very generously to our Empty Christmas Tree to support those in our community who are finding the going tough.

This year we will again support Holy Trinity Pantry in Fortitude Valley who assist the disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our community by providing every day and emergency relief through food packages. Let’s help to make this Christmas an uplifting one for everyone in our community.

Please bring your gifts to the November meeting.

The ones most appreciated include:

  • non-perishable Christmas food—tinned ham, tinned fruit or vegetables, long life milk or custard, Christmas  puddings, party food.
  • Non-perishable everyday pantry items
  • Toiletries (male and female)
  • Supermarket gift cards, or Cash (envelopes will be available at the meeting)

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