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Brisbane History West is an initiative of the St Lucia History Group, Centenary Suburbs Historical Society, Indooroopilly & District Historical Society, Kenmore and District Historical Society, Moggill Historical Society, Oxley-Chelmer History Group, Richlands, Inala and Suburbs History Group, Taringa History Group,  Toowong and District Historical Society and the Toowong History Group.

The intent of this collaboration is to provide a platform to raise community awareness and participation in the study and recording of local history, showcase current research and assist with queries. The individual groups retain their independence.

This site is self-funded and supported by the participating groups and societies which rely solely on volunteer resources.

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Oxley-Chelmer History Group October Meeting

9.30am Friday 19 October 2018 at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch, Clewley Street, Corinda. Each month we have a presentation and discussion on some aspect of the history of the suburbs of Oxley, Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville and Chelmer. The speaker this month will be Margaret Farrington, whose talk has the intriguing title of “Who was Alice Walker?” To reveal anything more would be to spoil the mystery. For further details please contact Marion on 3379 1967 or ochginc@gmail.com

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Kenmore & District Historical Society October Meeting

7pm Thursday 18 October 2018 at the Meeting Room, Kenmore Library, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre. For further details email  kenmorehistory@gmail.com or telephone 3878 4330

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Moggill Historical Society October Meeting – AGM

2pm Sunday 21 October at Moggill Cemetery, 3132 Moggill Road, Bellbowrie. Members and representatives from other groups are invited to attend our AGM. We guarantee it will be the shortest in the district ! It usually lasts around 15 minutes, which allows time to share a cup of tea and a slice of cake, time to talk to our members and go on a guided tour of the cemetery. You can stay as long or as little as you like, we normally wrap things up around 4.00 pm.

Our AGM is an opportunity to review what we have achieved in the past year and hear our plans for next year which include undertaking repair and rehabilitation of the cemetery, continuing the work on signage for the bora ring on Riversleigh Rd, and the commemorative project for Moggill Diggers timed to coincide with the Centenary of Armistice on 11 November 2018. The online burial register for the cemetery is now live on Brisbane City Council’s website

The MHS book “Memories of Moggill” will be on sale ($20) and there will be a display of historical artefacts, photographs etc. If you have any questions about local history, please bring them along and test out our society members.

Access to the cemetery is off Moggill Road approximately 200 metres south of Lather Road, look for the green sign (on the left travelling south into Bellbowrie). From the entrance make your way up to the end of the dirt track. There is disabled access to the cemetery but note that there are no toilets on site.

Please RSVP by Monday 15 October, for further details contact Bobby Vollmer secretary@moggillhistorical.org.au

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Toowong History Group October Meeting

7pm Wednesday 17 October 2018 at the Toowong Rowing Club, 37 Keith Street, St Lucia.  This month we have been invited to the rowing club where Terry Mulligan will show us around and give us a talk on its history. For further details contact marilyn.england@bigpond.com


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Centenary Suburbs Historical Society October Meeting

1pm Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the Mount Ommaney Library, Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre, 171 Dandenong Road, Mt Ommaney (stand-alone building).  For further details contact centenaryhistory2@hotmail.com

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Indooroopilly & District Historical Society October Meeting

5pm for 5.30pm Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the Meeting Room, Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Town.

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Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group October Meeting

9.30 for 10am Tuesday 9 October 2018 at the Meeting Room, BCC Inala Library, Inala Civic Centre, Inala. This month will be our Annual General Meeting, for further details contact secretary@rihghistory.org.au

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