Tag Archives: St Lucia

Warner’s Road north of the river

There has often been discussion at St Lucia History Group meetings about the reported difficulties experienced by the early European settlers accessing Brisbane in the late 1850s/early 1860s. The requirement to deliver their produce to market in town by rowboat … 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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Midnight Sun to Southern Cross – new book by Ruth Bonetti

In her new book Midnight Sun to Southern Cross  Ruth Bonetti tells of her grandfather WA Back’s role in heading Coronation Park Ltd, a syndicate of graziers and businessmen who were active in the residential development of the southern part … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Eleven – St Lucia Pre-School, St Thomas Aquinas School and Riverford

This history of the St Lucia Pre-School outlines some of the challenges associated with establishing and maintaining this community service. Whilst St Lucia specific it is more than likely these were typical of those faced by its contemporaries in other … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Ten – St Lucia during and after the 1939-45 War and Karl and Gertrude Langer

Once the Australian Defence Force commandeered the substantially completed first phase University  buildings for its Advanced Land Headquarters, the district became a hub of military activity. Residential properties in St Lucia, Taringa and Indooroopilly were requisitioned for officer’s accommodation, and … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Nine – Portion 9 Parish of Indooroopilly, A Bridge to St Lucia and Parks and Creeks

When offered for sale at the initial government land auction Portion 9, at 40 acres was typical of the Lots offered for sale in the district. It was quickly sub-divided into three, likely to make it more affordable as family … Continue reading

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SLHG Research Eight – Living in St Lucia before WW I, Community Organisations and the Guyatt Family

Living in St Lucia Part 1 draws on individual recollections and broader events to give a flavour of what life was like in our district from the beginnings of European settlement to the start of the 1939-45 War. Somewhat of … Continue reading

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