Category Archives: Q & A

Q & A Ironside State School

Q: Why is the school at St Lucia named ‘Ironside’ State School and how did it get this name ? A: The name was proposed by the School Committee in a 1905 letter to the Under Secretary, Department of Public … Continue reading

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Cadastral Maps

Q: Where is the nearest place to access Queensland Government cadastral maps ? A: Good news for all researchers, you can now access cadastral maps from your desktop. Check out the Department of Mines and Natural Resources website, Historical Maps … Continue reading

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Semi sunken punt

Get the tide right and it is possible to see what appears to be a part submerged punt on the Chelmer bank of the river, just downstream from the Jack Pesch Bridge, the foot/bicycle path crossing at Indooroopilly. Old ferry, … Continue reading

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Q & A Taringa Shire

Q: Was there a local council before the Taringa Shire was formed ? A: Taringa Shire was established in 1903 and was proceeded by the short lived Toowong Divisional Board, The Indooroopilly DB and the Taringa DB. The progression reflected … Continue reading

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Q & A The naming of St Lucia

Q: How did St Lucia get its name A: Brisbane’s early european settlers, as the explorers before them, often chose feature and location names familiar to them from their place of origin. St Lucia was no exception and there may … Continue reading

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