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Indooroopilly & District Historical Society August Meeting

5 for 5.30pm Wednesday 28 August 2019 at the Meeting Room, Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly. General discussion meeting including a follow up on last month’s presentation. All welcome Advertisements

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Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group August Meeting

9.30 for 10am Tuesday 13 August 2019 at the Meeting Room, BCC Inala Library, Inala Civic Centre, Inala. For further details contact

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Oxley-Chelmer History Group August Meeting

9.30am Friday 9 August 2019 at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch, Clewley Street, Corinda. This month will be a ‘Members Day’ with several of our¬† members giving short talks on a variety of topics of local interest. Members may also bring … Continue reading

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Taringa History Group August Meeting

3pm Saturday 3 August 2019 at the Community Meeting Place, Josling Street, Toowong. This month Oxford Terrace resident Georgina Dove will talk about the history of her house and some of her neighbours homes. All welcome

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A Taringa Childhood

Much has changed in the neighbourhood Eric Marggraf grew up in in the 1930s and 40s. In Wounded in the trenches Eric presents his early childhood memories of Taringa and beyond. Starting with the Manchester Terrace environs, the family home … Continue reading

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Charles Street, a shopkeeper of nineteenth century Brisbane

In 1865 Devon born Charles Street was 42 when he and his wife Elizabeth (nee Stanton) boarded the Flying Cloud ¬†bound for Brisbane. He had spent the previous 20 years in America. Initially employed there as a clerk, by the … Continue reading

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Turtle Soup made in Oxley – really ?

Yes, made from giant turtles transported all the way from the Great Barrier Reef. Local livestock was used for the more mundane canned sausages, pigs trotters, and pork brawn. For nearly a hundred years the Foggitt and Jones Oxley Bacon … Continue reading

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