Tag Archives: Indooroopilly and District Historical Society

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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“Dear Father – just a few lines to let you know I have done my duty – Sydney. Good-bye all.”

These were the words written by Private Sydney John Penhaligon on a postcard addressed to his father, slipped inside the notebook he carried with him to the First World War. Sydney was hit by shellfire shrapnel on 13 May 1915 … Continue reading

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Brisbane History West is a collaborative resource set up to provide an internet presence for the history groups in the inner south western suburbs that don’t have their own dedicated website.  Its purpose  is to supplement existing activities and encourage … Continue reading

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