about ASHG

Our History

The Annerley History Group was founded on 02 May 2013 to promote an interest in the history of the Annerley Community. The name and the geographic area were expanded in 2014, to incorporate and reflect the interests of members. Our area is the suburbs and communities within the boundaries of the former Stephens Shire Council (1886-1925) which was incorporated into the Brisbane City Council in 1925.
Present day suburbs within the Shire of Stephens are All of Annerley, Fairfield, Tennyson and Yeronga, plus a small part of Dutton Park, part of Greenslopes, almost all of Holland Park West, part of Moorooka, part of Mt Gravatt, almost all of Tarragindi and most of Yeerongpilly.

The major boundaries of Stephens Shire are Cornwall Street to the north, Logan Road to the east and the Brisbane River to the west. The southern boundary is Shire Road through to Mayfield Street, down Beaudesert Road to Hamilton Road and then following the Moolabin Creek to Oxley Creek into the Brisbane River to the west.

The objectives of the Annerley-Stephens History Group :

  • To research the history of the geographical area and the communities and people covered by the former Stephens Division / Shire of Stephens and to make the information available to its members, other associations and the general public in electronic or printed form.
  • Seek community involvement in all major projects.
  • Raise awareness of local history within the broader community by publicity, functions and publications and seek to demonstrate to people of all ages that local history can be interesting and engaging.

We aim to research, interview, write and record the history of our area.

Annerley-Stephens History Group – Executive 2018 – 2019

A/g President – Denis Peel – email Denis – 0408 001 362
A/g Vice President – Ken Gemell – email Ken – 0434 089 063
Secretary – Kate Dyson – email Kate
Treasurer – Hazel Aue – email Hazel – 0434 740 684
Conference convenor – Stephen Sheaffe – email Stephen
Office Bearer – Sue Hinds – email Sue
Office Bearer – Garry Green


Contact Details: A/g President – Denis Peel
Email:Annerley Stephens History Group
Mail: PO Box 484, Annerley QLD 4103
Phone: 0408 001 362
General Meetings: 1st Monday* each month at Stephens Croquet Club – access via Frederick St off Villa St, Yeronga
*occasionally meetings may not be held on the 1st Monday due to public holidays or other emergent circumstances, etc

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