Moving personal stories of the impact of war on our little suburb of Highgate Hill give us a glimpse of what the nation went through in those difficult years.
The shooting of a notorious criminal at Highgate Hill made big headlines in 1926. Was the man who pulled the trigger guilty of murder?
In 1907 three small children are terrified when a horse bolts carrying them off at breakneck speed in a butcher’s cart.
In the 1930s it was worthwhile for criminals to produce counterfeit coins as their buying power was still significant and times were tough.
In 1926, a horse drawn dray can’t get moving up steep Gladstone Road. A passing tram gives it a hand.
Highgate 1947 and a accident resulted in all but one bottle of milk in a truckload being broken.
In 1902 boys enjoyed swimming in the Brisbane River but they had to share it with sharks.
In 1947, the Miss Australia contest was in full swing and there were several Highgate Hill hopefuls, with interesting hobbies.
The discovery of gold in a Highgate Hill backyard in 1925 created a lot of excitement with talk of a gold rush.
The use of lamps posed a great risk in wooden houses, sometimes with tragic results.