New Farm Bowls Club

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 …

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New Farm Library

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 …

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Story Bridge

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 …

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Event Report – Fascinating excursion into pharmaceutical history

Meeting | July 2017 | by Bernie Driessen In front of a meeting that broke two records—around a dozen descendants of one ancestor present;and more medical professionals in theroom than ever before—James Delahunty kept 120 attendees enthralled with his account of pharmacy in Brisbane. Many of those at the meeting would have remembered James as …

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September Meeting – Man of steel’s grand-daughter to offer EDI insights

Saturday, 23 September | 2PM IN 1911, Arthur Joseph Deakin and Daniel Evans formed a partnership that would have far-reaching significance for Brisbane. From humble beginnings as an engineering supply business, Evans Deakin Industries (EDI) grew to be a successful steel manufacturing company, responsible for such iconic Brisbane landmarks as the Story Bridge, the Grey …

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