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Toowong and District Historical Society Talks

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
History in Pictures
If you are interested in the history of Brisbane, you will enjoy this talk being given by Judith Marks. She will be discussing the Marks-Drury Family and their life in early Brisbane.

The Marks and the Drury Families were prominent in political, legal and medical circles in Wickham Terrace and later in Toowong. Ms Marks will supplement her presentation with images showing family life during the time of the Marks's family 's residence in Toowong (ca.1920s-1950s). The slides are sourced from the Marks-Drury collection of glass negatives, and include images of Brisbane at the turn of the century. Some of these were taken by family ancestor, the late AV Drury of the Queensland National Bank. This collection of images has never been published.

Toowong Historical Society, early Brisbane, slide show, history
Toowong doesn't look like this any more. Image from Toowong and District Historical Society

The Toowong Senior Citizens, as well as hosting the venue, will be generously treating you to a delicious afternoon tea.

This event is organised by the Toowong and District Historical Society which covers Toowong, Milton, Auchenflower and parts of Mt Coot-tha.

While entry is free, a donation is always appreciated.

Toowong Historical Society, early Brisbane, slide show, history
Old Toowong.

Janet Spillman will speak about her book The History of Mt Coot-tha at the next TDHS meeting on the 23 May.

Do check out their website. It has some interesting information.
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Why? Learn about Brisbane's early history
When: 15th June 1.30pm 2014
Phone: 0401 180 092
Where: Toowong Senior Citizens Hall, 9 Maryvale Street, Toowong
Cost: Donation please
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