CPHG Fortnightly eNews #8

Meeting Reminders
Dutch History Cafe update
Bicentennial news

We have a meeting tomorrow at 4pm at the Coopers Plains Library. All welcome. Please RSVP in the comments below (you may need to click on the title of this post for the comment field to appear). For October meeting details, please see below. 

The Dutch History Cafe project may not be a lost cause after all. Cr Kim Marx (Runcorn Ward) informed me yesterday that the developers are in fact selling 9 Macdevitt Street, Coopers Plains (and two other nearby Dutch Houses) BACK to the state government! With what looks like a philanthropist taking an interest, it may be possible to convince the government to lease it to a nfp enterprise. Come to the meeting to find out more.


At the Royal Queensland Historical Society’s event earlier this month, 5 speakers presented around the theme of Queensland’s and Brisbane’s beginnings, two centuries ago. It is these events that our state and local governments appear to be making no preparations to commemorate. I spoke to Dr Jennifer Harrison, author of “Fettered Frontiers” (the story of convict labour), and she confirmed the need for more historians and community members to question the authorities and encourage them to recognize our history. CPHG intends to draft a letter and share it. A petition may also be in order.

Brisbane History Group – Yeronga Heritage Tour. Saturday 23rd, Queen Alexandra Community Centre, Cooparoo. Download the flyer here. ($25)

Annerley-Stephens History Group is hosting a conference on October 21st. Memories of Stephens Conference 2023

September Meeting

Remember, we’ll be voting on a new logo and website image at this month’s meeting:

What do you think of this image as a logo for the group’s new name?

And this, for the website’s homepage?

October Meeting: Saturday 21st
Coopers Plains Library Meeting Room

All welcome. Please RSVP in the comments below. Anyone who wants to add to this month’s agenda, please comment below (you may need to click on the title of this post for the comment field to appear). 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.

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Brian Barclay
Brian Barclay
10 months ago

Will you have an online audience example zoom etc…. I would like to take part ….listen in on this meeting.

9 months ago

I hope to be there for October!