In a classic case of how disputes between neighbours can escalate, in 1930 a problem with crowing roosters ended up in the High Court of Australia.
Over the years descriptions of a number of unusual Highgate Hill thefts have appeared in newspapers including a yodelling milk money thief and an audacious gas meter thief.
In Highgate Hill a little over a hundred years ago there was a real risk to life and limb from loose animals.
Queensland's Golden Casket Art Union supported our health system for 90 years
The first night tennis tournament in Brisbane took place in Highgate Hill in 1924
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.
Delivery of a letter from Highgate Hill to the city by the next day was expected in 1885, preferably with the morning delivery!
In 1941, a pregnant 19 year Highgate Hill woman is refused permission by her father to marry her 21 year old soldier sweet heart. A magistrate agrees with her father, preventing the marriage.
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.