Gathering information from the past …….
Preserving it for the future

Celebrating 30 Years

1994 – 2024

New Farm and Districts Historical Society

New Farm & Districts Historical Society is a community-based organisation whose members are passionate about ensuring the rich and vibrant history of New Farm and nearby suburbs is not forgotten.

The area was once a semi-rural retreat for a few well-heeled families on large well-chosen sites. Gradually the large estates gave way to gentleman’s villas and worker’s cottages and eventually much of the suburb became working class, industrial and shipping. Urban renewal brought many changes as the suburbs became gentrified once again making New Farm and the surrounding districts some of the most desired areas of Brisbane in which to live.

The society promotes an understanding of the history of the area and how it evolved from one of Brisbane’s earliest settlements to the present

Latest Events

Recent Articles

Miss Midgley’s Plaque Unveiling

On Wednesday 7 June 2023, a few lucky members of the Committee, along with local Member Vicki Howard, attended the official “unveiling” of the new plaque at Miss Midgley’s Hotel at 135 James Street. We

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Past Events

February Meeting – Celebrating a Century of Centenary Place

24th February 2024 Fortitude Valley’s Centenary Place will be the subject of the society’s first talk for 2024. Located at the city end of Valley, the heritage listed park is home to statues, palm trees, lush gardens and mature fig trees. Society member and local historian Robert Allen will chart the park’s history from its

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