An article "They Get Around Nowadays" published in the Brisbane Sunday Mail in 1947 described a number of unusual occurrences of young children wandering about by themselves. The tone was one of amusement, whereas today it would more likely be one of disbelief with strong criticism of the parents. My title for this post refers back … Continue reading Children on the Loose
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.
The first night tennis tournament in Brisbane took place in Highgate Hill in 1924
Since the early 1960s, the Torbreck apartment building on Highgate Hill has been a Brisbane landmark. It stands on the site of a colonial era house of the same name.
The shooting of a notorious criminal at Highgate Hill made big headlines in 1926. Was the man who pulled the trigger guilty of murder?
Problems with water reticulation in Highgate Hill were solved by the building of a reservoir in 1889. It was gravity fed from Gold Creek dam which had the world’s first concrete stepped spillway.
If you’re lucky, a search through Trove digitised newspapers can reveal much about a house’s history, especially in the period when houses were known by their names.