19th August 2018 Meet former Brisbane Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson AO at the Society's August General Meeting. Sallyanne was the first and, to date, only female mayor of Brisbane and released a book in 2016 [...]
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The next general meeting will be held at the Chambers, 3pm Sunday 20 May. An historical 20 minute film has been found in our archives. The film "A bicentennial history of the Windsor/Grange District" (1988) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
The Windsor Congregation of the New Apostolic Church’s origins go back to the 1920s when members of this religion settled in Brisbane and started holding services in a private home. As numbers grew they met [...]
Horses for the Army. Work at Wilston. Source: The Telegraph: 15 September 1914 One of the busiest centres of military preparations in the metropolitan area is the remount depot at Wilston, where all the horses,bought [...]
The Brisbane City Council maintains a Heritage Database which allows searches for places, heritage buildings and places of significance. Physical details, historical information, builder, architectural period and style plus photographs are all available through the [...]
The imposing Victorian villa Boothville began life as a stroke of luck for a lucky office manager of the Queensland National Bank who had a loan to build a house given to him by his [...]