Brisbane History West

Centenary Suburbs Historical Society

The Centenary Suburbs Historical Society Inc was formed in 1996 to collect and preserve the history of our local community for the benefit of current and future generations. New members and visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and are encouraged to participate in our activities.  The society is a non-profit community organization whose members are interested in the area’s local history. Our historical interests cover a wide time period, including early exploration, pioneering days, urban development and recent events.


Indooroopilly and District Historical Society

The IDHS was formed at the end of 2001 to promote an interest in the history of Indooroopilly and nearby districts. The areas of historical interest to the Society cover Indooroopilly, Fig Tree Pocket, Chapel Hill, Jay Park, Moore Park and Long Pocket. The Society meets in the meeting room of the Indooroopilly Library from February to December and we organise guest speakers and members’ nights. Our aim is to foster an interest in the history of Indooroopilly and adjoining districts and to provide a forum for discussion, debate and research into local history and heritage.

Kenmore and District Historical Society Inc

Kenmore and District Historical Society Inc, formed in late 2013, aims to research, promote and enjoy the history of Kenmore district. It has commenced a collection of primary and secondary sources, and a number of partnership research projects including the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kenmore War Memorial names and commercial property.


Moggill Historical Society

The Society was formed in 2013 to research, preserve and promote the history and heritage of Moggill district including, but not restricted to, the suburbs of Bellbowrie, Anstead, Pullenvale and Pinjarra Hills. Activities include evening lectures, field trips, displays at school fetes, lectures to local groups, members’ research projects and research for other groups.


Oxley-Chelmer History Group Inc

The Oxley-Chelmer History Group Inc was formed in 1996 with the aim of collecting and preserving the history of the suburbs of Oxley, Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville and Chelmer. The History Group meets 8 times a year, usually at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly Sub-Branch of the RSL at 2 Clewley Street, Corinda (opposite the Services Club). At each meeting a speaker is invited to talk on a topic of local interest. The Group has produced a number of publications. New members are most welcome.

Richlands, Inala and Suburbs History Group Inc

The Richlands, Inala and Suburbs History Group was established in 1996 and incorporated in 2000. Its aim is to further the appreciation of local history and the diverse cultural heritage within our community. Our area of interest covers the south-western fringe of metropolitan Brisbane. Our activities include speakers, field trips, community visits and research projects. New members and visitors are always most welcome.


St Lucia History Group

The St Lucia History Group was formed in 2002, an initiative of Judy Magub, the long serving Toowong Ward representative on the Brisbane City Council. Since its formation, group members have met on a regular basis to share their experiences of life in the local community and the findings from individual research effort. Whilst the focus is primarily St Lucia, topics researched do extend beyond the 4067/4072 postcode boundaries, however, such subjects are generally related to individuals or events with a connection with the suburb or associated with its development.

Taringa History Group

Toowong and District Historical Society

PO Box 187, Toowong, Queensland, 4066    Mobile: 0401 180 092


Toowong History Group  or

Toowong History Group was established in 2000 when the West Toowong Community Association, initially formed to moderate the impact of development on the area, decided to set up a specialist interest group to research the families who had built not only their homes but their lives in Toowong over the past 150 years. The group meets monthly with guest speakers presenting on a variety topics both with a Toowong and wider focus.




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