July News

Dutch Houses Plaque
Origins Project

Welcome to email delivery of the CPHG’s eNewsletter.  It is most likely the first one you have received in your Inbox and as a subscriber, it will appear once a month (except for next month as I will be away) on Monday morning following the 1st Saturday of each month.

Dutch Houses Plaque

Text for a plaque to be placed in McKoy Park has been drafted with the help of the Dutch Australia Cultural Centre and is now under review by Cr Kim Marx’s office.

Origins Project

The three main components of the Origins Project to be pursued are 1) Writing up the early history of the Coopers Plains area 2) Signposting at suburban entrances signalling ‘The First Crossroad of Moreton Bay Penal Colony’ 3) Erecting a monument to the Convict Hut station.

Bicentenary Petition

Due to insufficient interest, the petition will not go ahead. (See previous News posts for more information.)


Peaks to Point Sunday 21st July – Peaks to Point Family Day. This Festival kicks off a fortnight of activities in the Oxley Creek Catchment area. CPHG will have an information stall on the day (at Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Road). See www.peakstopoints.com.au
On Saturday 27th, our group leads a history walk around parts of Salisbury focusing on WWII heritage. For tickets, please go to https://events.humanitix.com/salisbury-history-walk

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
No meeting in August
Next Meeting: Saturday September 21st at 4pm
Coopers Plains Library Meeting Room (at the back)

All welcome. Please RSVP by commenting below this post on the website (if you can’t see the comment field, click the 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.