Tag Archives: Indooroopilly

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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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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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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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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SLHG Research Six – Residential development in St Lucia, Taringa and Indooroopilly, Road, Streets and Local Government

The following papers and notes are part of the ongoing research undertaken by members of the St Lucia History Group. Whilst many are ‘work in progress’ they are being progressively uploaded to provide an on-line resource. Comments, corrections and contributions … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Five – S&W Railway, Government Services, Residential Sub-Division and the Naming of the Suburb

The following papers and notes are part of the ongoing research undertaken by members of the St Lucia History Group. Whilst many are ‘work in progress’ they are being progressively uploaded to provide an on-line resource. Comments, corrections and contributions … 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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