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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.

The publication Brisbane Spreads West– A local history 1840 to 1901 is the combined work of the groups and societies, drawing on their research of the history of the western and south western suburbs of Brisbane. It is available from the participating groups or from the State Library Book Shop

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Indooroopilly & District Historical Society February Meeting

5 for 5.30pm Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Meeting Room, Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly. Our speaker will be Robin Trotter who will talk about a very interesting pioneering character whose activities were in North Queensland and PNG. All welcome

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Brisbane Square Library Talk Series

11am Sunday 24 February 2019 at the Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane. At this talk historian and world expert on lollies Dr Toni Risson will share her knowledge of household names such as Hoadley, MacRobertson and Sweetacres in a journey back in time when these were household names.

For further details see attached flyer.

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Toowong & District Historical Society February Meeting

9.30am Friday 22 February 2019 at Toowong Library, Toowong Village Shopping Centre, Toowong. This month Alan McNaughton, President of the Postcards Collectors Society, will give a talk Collecting postcards of Brisbane. Refer to attached flyer or for further details tdhsoc@gmail.com

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Toowong History Group February Meeting

7pm Wednesday 20 February at the Toowong Community Centre, Josling Street, Toowong.  This month Philip Castle will give a talk on the years following World War 1 in Queensland, and the problems faced by our soldiers when they returned. For further details contact marilyn.england@bigpond.com


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Brisbane History Group February Seminar and AGM

10am Saturday 23 February at the Mayne Medical Building Lecture Theatre, 288 Herston Road, Herston. Join us for a visit to the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History and the Museum of Nursing History. Listen Matthew Wengert, Helen Smith, Joy Wilson and Cliff Pollard outline the outbreak and response to  the post 1914-18 War Spanish Flu pandemic. Join in the panel discussion – what will be Brisbane’s response be to the next pandemic ?

Full day event 10am to 4.30pm, light lunch provided. Refer attached flyer for further details and registration. Bookings essential for catering purposes


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Moggill Historical Society February Meeting

7pm Tuesday 19 February 2019 at the Media Room, Moggill State School. This month Brian Becconsall will give a talk on Brisbane’s first electrical supply with Edison Tubes. For further details contact Bobby Vollmer secretary@moggillhistorical.org.au

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Oxley-Chelmer History Group February Meeting

9.30am Friday 15 February 2019 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.

Our speaker this month will be Val Donovan. Val has recently completed a short history of the Graceville Bowls Club, which celebrates its centenary this month. She will share the background to the formation of the Club in 1919 and various changes that have taken place since then.  The Club has an important place in the sporting and social history of the district. For further details please contact Marion on 3379 1967 or ochginc@gmail.com

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