Tag Archives: Oxley-Chelmer History Group

Oxley-Chelmer History Group April Meeting

9.30am Friday 16 April 2021 at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch, Clewley Street, Corinda. At each of our meetings we have a presentation and discussion on some aspect of the history of the suburbs of Oxley, Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville and Chelmer. … Continue reading

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Oxley-Chelmer History Group March Meeting

9.30am Friday 12 March 2021 at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch, Clewley Street, Corinda. This month our guest speaker will be Helen Gregory, a well-known Brisbane historian with many links to the local area. Helen has agreed to talk to us … Continue reading

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Oxley-Chelmer History Group Book Release

This new addition to the Oxley-Chelmer History Group list of publications is the story of the Oxley Ham and Bacon Factory. One of Brisbane’s pioneering and most successful and enduring businesses, it exported Queensland’s ‘clean and green’ farm produce around … 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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