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Biography of Henry William Mobsby (1860-1933) by Kaye Mobsby

As a resident of Indooroopilly for many years in the early part of the 20th century, Henry Mobsby would have been quite well known within the area due to his community involvement. He emigrated to Australia from England in 1883 … Continue reading

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Brisbane Spreads West – new BHW publication

By now your local participating history group should have stocks of the new publication Brisbane Spreads West – A local history 1840 to 1901. The book is the result of a collaboration of nine local history groups and societies,  drawing … Continue reading

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Aerial photography research resource

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines  recently launched a new website providing online access to the Queensland Government’s collection of aerial photographs dating from the 1930s to 2009. Access to the material is free, downloadable and the terms and … Continue reading

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Matilda – nostalgic moment

Thirty-four years today since her debut at the Commonwealth Games Matilda is now located at the rear of the Kybong Puma Service Station just south of Gympie. For a number of years after the games she was at Wet’n’Wild before … Continue reading

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A wilting logo

Time has finally caught up with this faded sign on the Clarence Road shopping strip, as it eventually will with the ‘Beattie Burger’ logo which was dropped by the LNP Queensland Government in 2012. A gradual replacement policy was espoused … Continue reading

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Queensland Lords, Edward and Eliza Lord’s Colonial Family

Janet Spillman’s history of Edward and Eliza Lord tells the story of two of the first free settlers to Moreton Bay, arriving in 1844 seven years after emigrating to Sydney from Lancashire. As Rochdale fullers and wool merchants, Edward Lord’s … Continue reading

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Former Kratzmann/Chandler home site at St Lucia

Demolition of the mansion built by Noel and Olive Kratzmann in the early 1980s, and site clearance of this large property just above Gailey Fiveways is nearing completion. It is understood that Sunland, developers of the old ABC Studios in … Continue reading

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