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Peel Island (Teerk Roo Ra National Park)

Further reading: 1. Juckes E, Greenop K, Jarzab Z. Isolation and Segregation: An Intercultural Analysis of the Peel Island Lazaret. Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 30, Open 2013;2:529–42. [Source] 2. Queensland place names search | Queensland Government. Queensland place names. [Source] 3. Teerk Roo Ra National Park – Nature,… Read more »

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Indooroopilly – Heritage

In the first post about Indooroopilly, I wrote generally about the history of this suburb. You can find it here. Today I'm going to share with you where you can find the existing (and some unfortunately not existing anymore) heritage places. The sites are either listed in Brisbane Heritage Register or Queensland Heritage Register (few not... Read more »
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Indooroopilly – History

Another month, another house sitting :-) At the beginning of December we moved to Indooroopilly where we looked after two Jack Russels for a month. We were living just across the road from the former silver mines at Finney's Hill and with this setting, I could explore the area and learn more about beginnings of... Read more »
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Queen Elizabeth II visiting Australia

Last Monday was Queen's Birthday Holiday in Australia (excluding WA and QLD) so in this post wanted to recall the Queen's visits to the country. Many members of the British Royal family visited Australia, you can read more in my previous post. The early royal tours stretched over months, full of official events such as... Read more »
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Royal visits to Brisbane – Part 1

When I was researching about Annerley for blog posts I came across the history of Princess Alexandra Hospital located in this suburb. The institution was named to honour Princess Alexandra who visited to celebrate Queensland’s centenary year in 1959. 100 years earlier Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent to create the colony of Queensland on 6... Read more »
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History of Annerley – Part 2

Last week in a post "History of Annerley - Part 1" I wrote about beginnings of the area and the genesis of Annerley's name. This week I will write about development of the suburb. Overlooking Ipswich Road and Juliette Streets, Annerley [John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Negative number: 188320] John Soden's Omnibuses As... Read more »
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History of Annerley – Part 1

Today I want to share with you the history of Annerley - the suburb of south side Brisbane where I moved in some three years ago. Annerley is located about 6 kilometres south of Brisbane CBD. Annerley covers the central part of the former Shire of Stephens I wrote about here and here. In this post, I'm... Read more »
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Brisbane Heritage – Photos 11 April

In a past week, I posted mostly photos of Queensland Heritage Listed buildings and places in Brisbane. On Saturday when I had more time to explore Brisbane I found my "outdoor office" in one of the parks on Enoggera Creek. Later on, I found out that Downey Park is actually listed in Brisbane Heritage Register. A... Read more »
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The Tweed Valley

Over the Easter break, we went away for few days. Usually, we go somewhere close to the beach, but, this time, we decided to stay a little bit inland and we found a nice place at Bilambil just across the Queensland and New South Wales border, about 100 kilometres south of Brisbane. The great Tweed Volcano Mount... Read more »
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Stephens Shire

This Saturday Annerley-Stephens History Group is organising the conference on the history of Stephens Shire. I thought I would write few words about the locality. Below is also a short note from the organisers explaining what to expect on a day. Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc in conjunction with The Royal Historical Society of Queensland - STORIES... Read more »