Welcome to Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc.

Our area covers the former Stephens Shire Council (1886-1925) which was incorporated into the Brisbane City Council in 1925. Suburbs include Yeerongpilly, Tennyson, Yeronga, Fairfield, Annerley, Tarragindi, Holland Park West, parts of Moorooka, Greenslopes and Mt Gravatt.

Upcoming events

The Women of Stephens Local History Conference 2021


Saturday 16 October 2021

Mary Mac Community Centre 616 Ipswich Road, Annerley

Women have been underrepresented in the recording of history.

This conference will feature stories of women from all walks of life and background who lived and worked in the Stephens area of the Southside of Brisbane. You will hear about our First Nations women, convict women, women who lived through world wars, women who have written about the area, women who have broken new territory in their chosen professions and generations of women who have lived, worked, and raised children in the area.

 To register your interest in attending, email AnnerleyStephensHistoryGroupin@gmail.com.

Our Publications

Stephens and War

The papers delivered at the conference held on 26 October 2019 have been collected in this high quality publication of 20 chapters and 225 page. All the papers delivered at the conference plus other related work are included.

This book is a journey of exploration through wartime and its legacy from the local perspective. It is a revealing chronicle of the people, families, streets and parklands of the Stephens Shire, now the suburbs of Annerley and Yeronga.

The Annals of Annerley

This publication is the proceedings of The Annerley Conference, 17 July 1994 edited by John Douglas Kerr.  The papers represent the history of Annerley from its beginnings as farmland owned by T.S. Stephens to an important inner-city suburb of Brisbane.

Stories of Stephens

The Stories of Stephens is the collection of papers and other contributions from the AHSG 2016 Conference.

Echoes of Stories of Stephens

Echoes of Stories of Stephens compiled by Stephen W Sheaffe AM is 18 more vibrant chapters of local history from the ASHG conference of February 2019.


PO Box 484, Annerley QLD 4103

Email: AnnerleyStephensHistoryGroupin@gmail.com 

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