Category Archives: Research

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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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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