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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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Toowong and District Historical Society September Meeting

9.30am Friday 22 September 2017 at the Meeting Room, Toowong Library, Toowong Village Shopping Centre. For further information tdhsoc@gmail.com

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Kenmore and District Historical Society September Meeting

7pm Thursday 21 September 2017 at the Kenmore Library meeting room. For further  information contact kenmorehistory@gmail.com

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Toowong History Group September Meeting

7pm Wednesday 20 September 2017 at the Toowong Community Meeting Place, Josling Street, Toowong. This month John Bray will give a talk on the Toowong State School Ball held at Cloudland. All welcome. For further details contact marilyn.england@bigpond.com

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Moggill Historical Society September Meeting

7pm Tuesday 19 September 2017 at the Media Room, Moggill State School, Moggill Road, Moggill. This month Elizabeth Napier Munn will give a talk about the Moggill Koala Hospital. For further details contact Bobby Vollmer moggillhistorysecretary@gmail.com

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Brisbane Square Library Talks

Sunday 24 September 11am-12noon. Meet Melissa Ashley. Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. The Birdman’s Wife at last gives voice to a passionate and adventurous spirit who was so much more than the woman behind the man. Join poet, writer, birder and academic Melissa Ashley as she discusses her experiencing in writing her debut novel The Birdman’s Wife.

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Oxley-Chelmer History Group September Meeting

9.30am Friday 15 September 2017 at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch, 2 Clewley St, Corinda (opposite the Services Club). Our speaker this month will be Ross Webster. His topic will be The Webster Family… More than Biscuits. Those of a certain age will remember biscuits and cakes manufactured by David Webster & Sons, and perhaps the cafes, including the Shingle Inn. There is more to the story including an important Corinda connection. For further details contact Marion on 3379 1967 or ochginc@gmail.com

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Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group September Meeting

9.30 for 10am, Tuesday 12 September 2017 at the BCC Inala Library, Inala Shopping Centre, Corsair Ave, Inala. This month Caroline Hamilton will present Centenary history – as viewed from the Brisbane River. All welcome. Enquiries to Angela, telephone 3372 2358 or secretary@rihghistory.org.au

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