Douglas Price was a popular but controversial Anglican priest early 20th century Brisbane. He became the spiritual leader of the “Modernist Society” but met a tragic early death.
Mr David Lang has lived in Rosecliffe Street, Highgate Hill, since his birth over 90 years ago and the Lang family have owned their property for some 135 years. David has many recollections of daily life in times gone by.
Norfolk Road in South Brisbane has 6 heritage listed houses as well as a number of other 19th century dwellings. Each one has a story to tell.
I’ve created a walking tour combining many of the topics of my blog posts plus a bit more. If you wish to find out more about some of these places and people, I’ve written about many of them in my blog. Use the search function to have a look. I’ve also included a list of … Continue reading Self-guided Walking Tour
Doctor Jefferis Turner made great contributions to children’s health in Queensland. He was also an expert in moths.
My blog looks at the people, places and events that form the history of Highgate Hill and the surrounding suburbs.
When South Brisbane was surveyed for the first land sales in the 1840s, the streets were named after prominent British aristocratic politicians. At the northern was Montague Street that later became Montague Road. But who was it named after? Could it have been an error?
In 1905, a wealthy young girl’s party in Highgate Hill is described, with an interesting present for the winner of a game.