The Windsor Picture Palace (as it was known then) opened around 1920, in Lutwyche Road Windsor, near the corner with Le Geyt Street. A vestibule fronted Lutwyche Road. At the beginning, patrons were able to dance on a separate floor during silent film screenings. Music was played by a local […]
Among several amateur films recently digitised by State Library of Queensland is an eight minute film of an event held at Wilston State School, purportedly captured sometime between 1953 and 1954.
The recorded footage may depict the opening of the school’s new visual education centre and library, which took place on […]
Brisbane Times | 26th January 2018
It’s funny how you can pass something a thousand times and never really see it.
Such is the case of the old Windsor Council Chambers on busy Lutwyche Road, one of the main routes heading north out of Brisbane.
In 1912 the Newmarket end of the Town of Windsor was booming.
The Newmarket Saleyards were very busy; the tram lines had been extended; the brickworks were productive and funds were being raised for the Wilston School of Arts Hall.
It seems that sometime in 1913 that this local progress association was […]
2018 has been another great year for the Windsor and District Historical Society and I thank you very much for the honour of being your President for the past four years now.
Our very first meeting of the new committee was held at the […]
Said to be one of Brisbane’s most architecturally accomplished buildings of its time, Kirkston was built in 1889 by one John Young of Young’s Shop and Residence and designed by GHM Addison who was responsible for Brisbane’s distinctive red brick and white stone churches.
Originally a residence […]
AN OLD church in an inner Brisbane suburb could be born again as apartments.
The post-war church building at 8 Kedron Brook Road in Wilston is set to go under the hammer this month after the owners got council approval to convert the building into units.
Agent Richard […]
Trams are an iconic part of Melbourne, just as they used to be in Sydney. But you may not know they once played an important role in Brisbane’s public transport system.
At a time when cars were less popular and milk still arrived in bottles at your front door, the Brisbane […]
Brisbane Tuff indeed is a wonder rock and has been quarried since first settlement of Brisbane.
The first quarry was the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and from there stone for many buildings and churches was sourced. The stone was also used for ballast in sailing ships.
One of the first buildings was the […]
One of Brisbane’s oldest shires, Windsor has unfortunately suffered the ravages of progress more than most, with quarrying, major road and tunnel works slicing through its hills and fragmenting it into little islands of preserved heritage.
Yet a walk around its still charming hilly streets reveals a fascinating history of gorgeous […]