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Voluntary Aid Detachments

On 5 December 2017 Red Cross Queensland  launched Maids of All Work a booklet that documents the history of Queensland Voluntary Aid Detachments. VADs, mainly young women (only 5% were men),  volunteered in hospitals across Queensland to do tasks such … Continue reading

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Midnight Sun to Southern Cross – new book by Ruth Bonetti

In her new book Midnight Sun to Southern Cross  Ruth Bonetti tells of her grandfather WA Back’s role in heading Coronation Park Ltd, a syndicate of graziers and businessmen who were active in the residential development of the southern part … Continue reading

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Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group December Meeting

Our final meeting of the year will be held at St Hughs Church on Tuesday 12 December 2017.  In addition to a short presentation on the history of St Hughs, Peter Brown will give a talk based on his research … Continue reading

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Toowong History Group December Meeting

Sunday 3 December 2017. This month we will join the Friends of Toowong Cemetery for our end of year breakup. There will be a guided walk themed on ‘Christmas Shopping in 1877’, a look at some of the places and … Continue reading

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Brisbane’s Early Roller Skating Rinks

The now sadly empty and deteriorating Inala Sports Centre on Rosemary Street holds a special place in the memories of a couple of generations who swam, skated or just hung out there during the 1960s,70s and 80s. Developed as a … Continue reading

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Taringa History Group December Meeting

2pm Saturday 2 December 2017 at Toowong Community Meeting Place, Josling Street, Toowong. Joint meeting with St Lucia History Group. Note earlier time. For further information contact Bruce Sinclair burrowes@gil.com.au

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St Lucia History Group December Meeting

2pm Saturday 2 December 2017 at the Toowong Community Meeting Place, Josling Street, Toowong. Joint meeting with Taringa History Group. Please bring a plate of festive nibbles. For further information contact Andrew Darbyshire slhgcoordinator@gmail.com (Note later time)

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