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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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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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Scouting Heritage

The Queensland Branch of the Scouting Association of Australia has taken up the State Library’s ‘Community Heritage Digitisation Offer’ to scan and make available on line a number of their past monthly Scouting magazines. This initiative should be a boon … Continue reading

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Indooroopilly Mining Heritage

The end of 2018 will mark the centenary of the accidental discovery of the Finney’s Hill silver-lead outcrop at Isles Road, Indooroopilly. Now, well timbered and largely hidden from view, few, other than a generation of UQ educated mining engineers … Continue reading

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Radio Station 4ZZZ – milestone anniversary

In December 2018 community radio station 4ZZZ will commemorate one of the important milestones in its over forty year history, its eviction on 14 December 1988 from its operational base at the University of Queensland by the student union executive. … Continue reading

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Voluntary Aid Detachments

On 5 December 2017 Red Cross Queensland  launched Maids of All Work a booklet that documents the history of Queensland Voluntary Aid Detachments. VADs, mainly young women (only 5% were men),  volunteered in hospitals across Queensland to do tasks such … Continue reading

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Midnight Sun to Southern Cross – new book by Ruth Bonetti

In her new book Midnight Sun to Southern Cross  Ruth Bonetti tells of her grandfather WA Back’s role in heading Coronation Park Ltd, a syndicate of graziers and businessmen who were active in the residential development of the southern part … Continue reading

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