Author: Ryan Jones

Brisbane Southside History Network (BSHN) Workshop – August 2017

You are invited to a special Brisbane Southside History Network (BSNH) workshop which will launch a major phase of the Mapping Brisbane History Project, displaying historical sites across Brisbane Southside. 2pm to 5pm Saturday, 26 August 2017 in the Large Meeting Room at Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains. Parking at library rear, via Bosworth and Perginga Streets. Add event to your Google Calendar | Add event to your iPhone or Apple Computer The Mapping Brisbane History Project, in its third and final stage to complete the MBH website, is looking to map in one year approximately...

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MBH Media Release March 2017

Funding for 2014: The Coopers Plains Local History Group Inc., as a sponsoring member of the Brisbane Southside History Network, has been granted $22,000 in one of the 2016-2017 Brisbane Community History Grants, from the Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane History Grants Program. Mapping Brisbane History Project has a new release of life which will allow its completion in March 2018. Mapping Brisbane History (MBH) is an innovative approach, using historical maps to help explore local history. A pilot study was completed, in April 2014, of three local areas: Coopers Plains (Banoon)-Sunnybank, Moorooka-Tarragindi, and Fairfield-Annerley. It was funded to the amount of...

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Historical Geography Relives The MBH Project

Introducing the Mapping Brisbane History Project for the 2016 Professional Historians Australia Conference, Melbourne, Australia Google Maps and Google Earth in 2005 revived a sub-discipline that had been badly neglected in the previous couple of decades, historical geography. Online historical mapping was generated on a number of different platforms and spurred a plethora of webpages devoted to promoting historical sites. Unfortunately the methodologies utilized often fail to capture the historical character, the sense of place and the sense of change in society and individual lives, as it appeared on the landscape. The basic problem is that the local history...

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Griffith University Volunteer Day 2015

Griffith University Goldcoast Volunteer Day was a success with many showing interest and discussing various areas of history! Thank you, all who chatted with us! Topics included the Mapping Brisbane History Project researched by the Brisbane Southside History Network. There was also interest in History & Philosophy in Queensland conducted by Dr Neville...

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Strathairlie Square Area of MacGregor

Link to article On 7 June 1871, Alfred Hughes bought a 48 acre allotment from Maria Kessels1. He continued to buy the adjoining lots until he owned about 150 acres2. This property gave Alfred Hughes space to breed, spell and train his horses that were used in his livery stables in Brisbane. His property also had a plentiful supply of freshwater. He established his Mt Gravatt property as a halfway station between his city stables and an 886 acre property that he owned on the Logan River at Jimboomba. Hughes gained government contracts to supply horses for overseas military...

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