June News

Origins Project
City Plan Heritage Amendments
Moorooka History Group
Bicentenary Update

Our Origins Project funding has taken a different trajectory. A submission supporting heritage protection is prepared. The Bicentenary campaign received a reply from the Premier. Coordinating with the Moorooka History Group.

Origins Project

We have some progress with local Councillors supporting the placement of plaques in the area, but funding for the publication of our research and the building of a monument to the Convict ‘Hut’ requires further work.

Heritage Protection Proposals

The Brisbane City Council is proposing to amend its Plan to protect a number of historic structures in our area. Among them are six of the Dutch Houses in Sunnybank – a significant win after many years of awareness-raising by our group. There are a number of other homes in Salisbury and the saw-tooth factory on Engineering Street that are also included. CPHG’s submission – due by the 16th of June – will support these proposals, whilst pointing out that better outcomes (in terms of originality and location) would be achieved if heritage were properly embedded in planning procedures. (To see the proposals and submit your own feedback, search the BCC’s website for ‘Qualified state interest amendment local heritage.

Moorooka History Group

Barbara Ravenswood runs our neighbouring history group and has attended our meetings regularly. In return, I have been attending their meetings held on the first Saturday of the month at St Brendan’s Church, Hawktree St., Moorooka.

Bicentenary Update

CPGH received a response from the Premier’s Office to our letter sent in March. It informed us of funding for community groups for Queensland Day, but did not mention the bicentenary. I met with Shadow Environment and Heritage Minister Mr Sam O’Connor, who expressed his support for our petition which will be launched soon. The images above are fact sheets we produced.

Commonwealth Day in the Park

Despite a small turnout, our commemoration of the first opening of Parliament (May 9th) in Beryl Roberts Park was most engaging. The Quiz was won in a tie by two of the younger attendees, Jonathan Streeton and Samuel Hall. They will be contacted by email directly.


Sunday 21st July – Peaks to Point Family Day. Look out for this Festival which kicks off a fortnight of activities in and around the Oxley Creek Catchment area. CPHG may have an information stall at Oxley Creek Common at the Family Day. See www.peakstopoints.com.au

Saturday 7th September – Wunya Ngulum Welcome Everyone: The Moreton Bay Bicentennial Commemoration. History Redcliffe is working with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland and Bribie Island Historical Society to present a one day conference. The cost is $65 and includes lunch and loads of wonderful presentations and loads of inclusions in the conference satchel. PO Box 370 Redcliffe Qld 4020

Wednesday 11 – 12 September – Representations of Meanjin and Moreton Bay 1824-2024: A Bicentennial Symposium.

Coopers Plains History Group Monthly Meeting

Saturday 15th of June at 4pm
Coopers Plains Library Meeting Room (at the back)

All welcome. Please RSVP by commenting below (if you can’t see the comment field, click the top heading above).  Thanks to the friendly and helpful staff of the Coopers Plains Library for printing out these newsletters and offering them to anyone who wants to keep in touch without going online. The Coopers Plains Library Meeting Room is booked every 3rd Saturday at 4pm for us to meet.