Category Archives: Research

Warner’s Road north of the river

There has often been discussion at St Lucia History Group meetings about the reported difficulties experienced by the early European settlers accessing Brisbane in the late 1850s/early 1860s. The requirement to deliver their produce to market in town by rowboat … Continue reading

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St Lucia Farm School- ‘The gate of opportunity is wide open to the boy who passes through St Lucia’

The St Lucia Farm School was established as one of the state government’s responses to the 1930s economic depression brought about by the world wide slump in trade. Post Federation Australia was still reliant on its major trading partner the … 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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Muscle Powered Vehicular Ferries

River ferries have long been a feature of the daily life of Brisbane. Prior to the construction of the first bridge connecting North and South Brisbane in the 1860s they were essential for both personal and commercial use. Even after … Continue reading

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Portion 683 Parish of Indooroopilly

Created in 1859, and hungry for revenue, the new Colony of Queensland quickly passed legislation identifying large tracts of ‘alienated’ land to be sold at auction. This was the continuation of the process commenced in the early 1840s when Moreton … Continue reading

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Toowong History Group July/August/September 2018 Meetings

Each month the Toowong History Group has a guest speaker who gives a presentation on various aspects of local history based on their research or personal experience. The meetings are an ideal opportunity to listen to and interact with like … Continue reading

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Taringa History Group Meeting Notes 2009 and 2010

The Taringa History Group was formed in 2002, the initial goal to collect and record the essence of village life before it was lost. Since that time the group has held regular meetings and published Memories of Taringa Village in … Continue reading

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