Category Archives: Research

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha

When Barbara Wintringham retired as a volunteer guide after 25 years, she decided to put together a profile of some of the key players in the planning, establishment and development of the gardens at Mt Coot-tha. Together with one time … 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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SLHG Research Eleven – St Lucia Pre-School, St Thomas Aquinas School and Riverford

This history of the St Lucia Pre-School outlines some of the challenges associated with establishing and maintaining this community service. Whilst St Lucia specific it is more than likely these were typical of those faced by its contemporaries in other … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Ten – St Lucia during and after the 1939-45 War and Karl and Gertrude Langer

Once the Australian Defence Force commandeered the substantially completed first phase University  buildings for its Advanced Land Headquarters, the district became a hub of military activity. Residential properties in St Lucia, Taringa and Indooroopilly were requisitioned for officer’s accommodation, and … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Nine – Portion 9 Parish of Indooroopilly, A Bridge to St Lucia and Parks and Creeks

When offered for sale at the initial government land auction Portion 9, at 40 acres was typical of the Lots offered for sale in the district. It was quickly sub-divided into three, likely to make it more affordable as family … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Eight – Living in St Lucia before WW I, Community Organisations and the Guyatt Family

Living in St Lucia Part 1 draws on individual recollections and broader events to give a flavour of what life was like in our district from the beginnings of European settlement to the start of the 1939-45 War. Somewhat of … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Seven – Industrial and Retail Development, Droughts, Floods, Heritage and Housing and Capemba

Whilst the suburb is probably best known for producing graduates St Lucia has over the years also been home to a number of industries including sugar milling and refining, boat building, fencing manufacture, joinery works and was where the Alvey … Continue reading

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