Author: Ryan Jones

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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The Coopers Plains History Group is uncovering Brisbane’s past with the click of a mouse

Original Article   A NEW website is helping to uncover Brisbane’s forgotten past. Mapping Brisbane History uses Google Earth to layer maps from the 19th and 20th centuries with historical facts to create a complete picture of different areas in Brisbane. Assistant project manager Beryl Roberts said the website was for anyone in the community who wanted a different historical perspective of Brisbane. “At the moment we have three pilot areas on the website including Sunnybank-Banoon, Moorooka-Tarragindi and Fairfield-Annerley,” she said. “Once they have selected the area they want to know more about, users can just click on an...

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