Publications

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walk-bookletsThe Society has a comprehensive range of historical publications, including books, posters, and walk booklets available for purchase.

How to purchase

To purchase, please

  1. download the full product list here [ pdf | 23kb] and then
  2. send in your order form. Download Order Form here | [pdf | 16kb]

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Publications

A Wander through Wooloowin and the newly declared suburb of Kalinga

Did you know there once was a zoo with a crocodile in Wooloowin, that Clayfield College was started as a school for boys on Bonney Ave in Wooloowin or  that Helen Lyndon Goff, the author of Mary Poppins lived for a short time in Lisson Grove?    No?   Well then why not…

Join our esteemed historian, Beres McCallum OAM on a journey through these two suburbs to learn more of their fascinating history.

Available at the State Library of Queensland bookshop, local newsagents, via order form available on line or visit the Old Windsor Town Council Chambers 1-4pm Sunday or Monday
Cost $20

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

A Gallop Through The Grange

Did you know that it was not until the 1930’s that the suburb we now know as The Grange was officially recognised when postal districts were declared?

Find out more or re-acquaint yourself with its history in this new book by Local Historian, Beres McCallum OAM.

Available at the State Library of Queensland bookshop, local newsagents, via order form available on line or visit the Old Windsor Town Council Chambers 1-4pm Sunday or Monday
Cost $20

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

Walking a Changing Wilston

walking_wilston_150The Wilston area is an interesting mix of the quite old and the very new
The Best way to find its rare gems is to walk it.  Local historian, Beres McCallum, presents an overview of Wilston’s history and then devises four self guided walks for your tour of discovery.

Cover painted for the Society by David Hinchliffe.

Available at the State Library of Queensland bookshop, local newsagents, via order form available on line or visit the Old Windsor Town Council Chambers 1-4pm Sunday or Monday
Cost $20

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

Walking a Changing Windsor

walking-changing-windsorBeres McCallum and Pam Masel share their extensive knowledge of this historic area to steer readers through six walks off the busy main road to visit historic sites.

Each walk begins at a bus stop on the main Lutwyche Road and takes about an hour.

Follow the directions and come back to another easy to access bus stop. You can also use your car if you wish.

Available at the State Library of Queensland bookshop, local newsagents, via order form available on line or visit the Old Windsor Town Council Chambers 1-4pm Sunday or Monday
Cost: $20

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

Windsor Wakens

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Author Beres McCallum in conjunction with other Society members and especially the late Peter Pegg has presented for readers more than twenty biographies of the earliest settlers of Windsor. She has captured their personalities and traced their travels from Britain to make new lives in the early colony of Queensland.

Most became prominent citizens and distinguished figures in the early Queensland Government.

Cost: $20

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

Windsor Town Council Chambers 1897-1997

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Written in 1997 for the Windsor & Districts Historical Society Inc. by David Teague to commemorate the centenary of the building of the Windsor Town Council Chambers. Built in just three months by Scottish stonemasons this landmark building is situated on the corner of Palmer Street and Lutwyche Road Windsor. In Scottish baronial style it has interesting crow-step gables and distinctive finial. Guess what the jumbled writing on the sign says.

Cost: $5

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

Windsor War Memorials

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This commemorative booklet was written by David Teague and designed by the late Peter Pegg for the Windsor & Districts Historical Society Inc.to commemorate Y2K.

This Cenotaph and its 1995 Australia Remembers flagpole monument is another Windsor landmark.

The beautiful Windsor Memorial Park between Roblane Street and Lutwyche Road was once the site of the first Bowen Bridge National School opened in 1865.

Cost: $5

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

Windsor State School – Celebrating 150 years

Researched and written by past student Robert Price, this book was launched at the Windsor State School’s 150th anniversary in 2015. It traces the story of the original 1865 Bowen Bridge Road School, in decades, up to the current Windsor State School in 2015. The book contains 164 A4 glossy colour pages with many historical and recent photos and the stories of past students and teachers etc.

A “must have” book for anyone associated with this historical school.

The book is available at the Windsor Council Chambers Sunday and Monday 1 – 4 pm or by post. An order form can be downloaded from this site.

Cost: $45

Download Order Form | [pdf | 16kb]

 

                                                                                                                           

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