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Camp Mountain rail tragedy

On Labour Day 1947 – Monday, 5 May – a seven carriage train with service number E91 left Brisbane’s Roma Street Station at approximately 8.50am carrying over 200 people.  It was chartered by the social club for staff at the Department of Trade and Customs. They were travelling to a picnic at Closeburn to celebrate the public holiday. At that... Read More

by Editorial Team , 4 weeks ago

History, Newsfeed

Anzac Spirit at the Samford Museum

The Samford Museum is busy making preparations for their Anzac Day commemorations on the 25th April.  Admission to the museum will be free and the museum will be open from 9am to 4pm on the day. The Queensland Great War Society will participate in the Anzac Day commemorations for the first time and will stage a display in the museum... Read More

by Editorial Team , 2 months ago

Community, History, Newsfeed

Contributions to the Society now welcome!

The Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. has just completed its 2021 AGM – and is now doing a stocktake of its archives. If anyone out there has any photos, publications or memorabilia – that reflects our wonderful region’s community from years’ past – we would love to hear from you. Items donated will be maintained in our collection and... Read More

by katie , 2 months ago

FEATURED, History, Newsfeed

Tigers On The Tracks

Remember those wacky tiger tails hanging from fuel filler-caps? Probably not if you are sub-60, but younger readers may have seen revival tails hanging out at retro rallies in more recent times.  The ESSO tiger first appeared as a mascot in Norway around the turn of the 20th century, but the big stripy cat really took off in 1959 with... Read More

by katie , 2 months ago

History, Newsfeed

War Story of Top Notch Survivor

The year 2020 was one we all hoped to forget – we all looked forward to a return to normality, but 2021 is now shaping up as a year of possibly even more  uncertainty and instability. Nevertheless, RSL members in the Western Suburbs are ever- optimistic and are resuming their activities. There are no surviving Veterans from the Great War,... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

History, Newsfeed

Opening Hours Extended for the Samford Museum

The Samford Museum is delighted to announce that they will be will open to visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am – 4pm. 2020 has been a busy year  for the museum with maintenance work, accessioning and recording of donated items continuing, despite the COVID-19 challenges. Research enquiries have also been handled by email throughout last year when possible. During... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

History, Newsfeed, War Chronicles from our Veterans

War Chronicles from Our Veterans – Edition One

Lest We Forget!   These simple words are spoken at ANZAC Day Commemorations every year. But how do we ensure that as a nation, we don’t forget the sacrifices of these ordinary men and women whose actions and experiences were extraordinary?  This Story Australia is a charity dedicated to capturing and preserving the significant moments of Australia’s history as told... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

History, Newsfeed

A place for reflection

Remembrance Day is a day to give thanks to, and reflect on, the service given to our country by service personnel in which ever conflict they have been called.    The Samford Museum has numerous research materials and large displays featuring local service men and women.  For a quiet time of reflection, visit Samford’s Avenue of Honour in its idyllic... Read More

by katie , 7 months ago

History, Newsfeed

A Tremendous History of the Tramway

‘The Brisbane Tramway Museum Society (BTMS) invites any person who is interested in the preservation of Brisbane’s historic trams to attend the first public meeting of the Society. The meeting will be held at the Druids Hall in Little Roma Street on the evening of 5th July 1968 at 7.30 pm.’ Made in a circular that was distributed by the... Read More

by katie , 7 months ago

History, Newsfeed

Who killed Betty Shanks?

On Friday evening, 19 September 1952, 22 year old student Betty Shanks left the tram at the Grange terminus.  She had earlier completed her college night classes in the city. She started the short walk home to her residence in Montpelier Street. Within minutes she was savagely attacked and bludgeoned to death. Her body was found at approximately 5.30am in... Read More

by katie , 9 months ago

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