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. Suburbs include Yeerongpilly, Tennyson, Yeronga, Fairfield, Annerley, Tarragindi, Holland Park West, parts of Moorooka, Greenslopes and mt Gravatt.

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 are:

  • To research the history of the geographical area and the communities and people covered by the former 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.

The ASHG is affiliated with The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. This affiliation benefits individual members as well as ASHG, as a whole, in organising our 2016 and 2019 Conferences, and attracting speakers and historical papers.

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland was founded in 1913, to record and promote the history of Queensland and is the peak history body in Queensland.


Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc – Executive 2018 – 2019

President – Denis Peel – 0408 001 362

Vice President – Hazel Aue – 0424 792 640

Secretary – Kate Dyson

Treasurer – Ken Gemmell


Contact Us

Contact Details: President – Denis Peel

Email: AnnerleyStephensHistoryGroupIn@gmail.com

Mail: PO Box 484, Annerley QLD 4103

Phone: 0408 001 362

Address: First Monday each month at Yeronga Park Mallet Sports Centre, access via Frederick Street off Villa Street, Yeronga.
Subject to Covid-19 restrictions