Tag Archives: Oxley-Chelmer History Group

Local History Group Meetings

Please note that the scheduled meetings for the Indooroopilly, Oxley-Chelmer, St Lucia and Taringa groups have been cancelled until further notice as a precaution against the spread of the Covid19 virus. For other groups in the area, please check their … Continue reading

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Oxley-Chelmer History Group March Meeting

9.30am Friday 13 March 2020 at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch, Clewley Street, Corinda. This month our speaker will be historian Margaret Cook, author of A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods. After her talk, the History … 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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Oxley-Chelmer History Group – call for help with photographs

Members of the Oxley-Chelmer History Group were pleased to welcome many visitors to our stall at the Sherwood Community Festival on 13 November 2015. The display of photographs of The 1950s in Oxley-Chelmer brought about a lot of comment, especially … Continue reading

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Semi sunken punt

Get the tide right and it is possible to see what appears to be a part submerged punt on the Chelmer bank of the river, just downstream from the Jack Pesch Bridge, the foot/bicycle path crossing at Indooroopilly. Old ferry, … Continue reading

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