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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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Vale Ted Dunlop

The Oxley-Chelmer History Group advises our members and those of other history associations of the sad death of our President, Ted Dunlop, on Saturday 30 June at the Wesley Hospital. Ted was a foundation member of the History Group in … Continue reading

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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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