The posts on this blog give fascinating glimpses of Highgate Hill history as seen through newspaper articles retrieved from the National Library of Australia’s Trove site. Newspapers played a much wider role in society than they do today, combining to some extent the roles of television, newspapers, social media, email and even the telephone. I will be steadily posting extracts relating to Highgate Hill, Brisbane, from the 1850s through to the 1950s, covering all manner of events, contributions from readers and social observations.

It’s amazing how many aspects of life and wider world issues are reflected in news relating to this small Brisbane suburb.

This link will take you to an article written in 1930 about the history of Highgate Hill as part of a series published by the Brisbane Courier about the suburbs of Brisbane.

A 1930 history of Highgate Hill

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