Tag Archives: St Lucia History Group

Local History Group Meetings

Please note that the regular schedule of face to face meetings of the Indooroopilly, Oxley-Chelmer, St Lucia and Taringa groups have been disrupted as a precaution against the spread of the Covid19 virus. The situation is dynamic so please keep … Continue reading

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St Lucia Farm School- ‘The gate of opportunity is wide open to the boy who passes through St Lucia’

The St Lucia Farm School was established as one of the state government’s responses to the 1930s economic depression brought about by the world wide slump in trade. Post Federation Australia was still reliant on its major trading partner the … 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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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 Four – Long Pocket, Education in St Lucia and the Carr Family

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 Three – St Lucia Farming Sub-division, the History of Birdlife and the Dart, Watt and Jarrott Families

Over the last fifteen years members of the St Lucia History Group have researched many aspects of the European development of St Lucia. This individual and collaborative effort is recorded in a series of papers and research notes reflecting the … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Two – Lang Farm and Glenolive, Thomas Lodge Murray Prior, James Henderson and Charles Robert Haly

Over the last fifteen years members of the St Lucia History Group have researched many aspects of the European development of St Lucia. This individual and collaborative effort is recorded in a series of papers and research notes reflecting the … Continue reading

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SLHG Research One – St Lucia before 1852, County of Stanley Parish of Indooroopilly and Moreton Bay Surveyors

Over the last fifteen years members of the St Lucia History Group have researched many aspects of the European development of St Lucia. This individual and collaborative effort is recorded in a series of papers and research notes reflecting the … Continue reading

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A wilting logo

Time has finally caught up with this faded sign on the Clarence Road shopping strip, as it eventually will with the ‘Beattie Burger’ logo which was dropped by the LNP Queensland Government in 2012. A gradual replacement policy was espoused … Continue reading

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Former Kratzmann/Chandler home site at St Lucia

Demolition of the mansion built by Noel and Olive Kratzmann in the early 1980s, and site clearance of this large property just above Gailey Fiveways is nearing completion. It is understood that Sunland, developers of the old ABC Studios in … Continue reading

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Hello and welcome

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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