Yeronga History Bus Tour
Dutch House Stories Collection Initiative
This plaque commemorates the wool teams of the 1850s that travelled from Ipswich to the Port of Cleveland on what is now Boundary Road. It sits on the corner of Beaudesert Road.
There is no such plaque commemorating the convict station a little further north on what is now Musgrave Road. Wouldn’t it be good to see that erected in memory of the first European settlement in the Coopers Plains area?
The Brisbane History Group’s bus tour of Yeronga was very instructive. We spent all afternoon weaving around the back roads, guided by Annerley-Stephens History Group members Steve and Glenda Sheaffe. We saw the original Shire of Stephens Town Hall which is now a private home and countless other landmarks.
Soon, CPHG and DACC (Dutch Australia Cultural Centre) will launch a Story Collection Initiative. We hope to bring together people who feel associated with the 1950s Queensland Housing Commission project of houses built by a Dutch company and Dutch immigrants.
We now have a new logo to go with the group’s new name.
It features an WWII ‘igloo’, a Dutch House and a steam train the cuts through central Coopers Plains.
And this is the group’s new homepage image, featuring a map of the earliest roads that intersected at Cowpers Plains Convict Station.
Annerley-Stephens History Group:
Memories of Stephens Conference 2023; Saturday 21 October 2023 at Our Lady’s College, 15 Chester Road, Annerley – It will be a great day and all lovers of local history are welcome to attend, but please register soon to avoid disappointment as places are limited.
Brisbane Motor Museum – Look out for the Coopers Plains History Group visit to this brand new museum in Banyo.
Saturday October 21st
Coopers Plains Library Meeting Room
All welcome. Please RSVP by commenting below (you may need to click on the title of this post to bring the comment field up). 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.