Great day today (17 February) talking history with current and former residents of Villa Street, Yeronga about the history of their street. Our knowledge of Villa Street was greatly enhanced by the stories, photos, maps, memories that people generously shared. Thank you!
We were all excited by the high level of community interest in telling, and learning about, the history of Villa Street. Watch this space for more information about the next stage of the project.
ASHG wants to hear your stories about the history of Villa Street. Perhaps you grew up in Villa Street, or your parents or grandparents did or maybe you are a current resident. Drop in to the history room at the Yeronga Community Centre on Saturday 17 February and share your stories, photos, documents.
“The first Talking History of 2024, The History of the Yeronga Community Centre was held last night at the Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre (YCC), ASHG’s new home.
Thank you Mel Hilditch, Manager of Community Plus+ and Melinda McInturff, long term local resident and Community Resilience Coordinator for Community Plus+ for telling us the history of YCC with passion and commitment. From a volunteer run flood recovery centre established after the 2011 floods and eight location changes YCC is now housed in a purpose built community centre where it runs a wide variety of programs. Thank you to local member Mark Bailey for chairing last night’s session.
ASHG started in 2013 as an initiative of Community Plus+ worker Em James and local resident Kath Chown. It was fitting to begin 2024 with the history of Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre.
It was wonderful to see such a good turnout.
Join us for our next Talking History on Monday March 4, 7.00 pm when Michael Macklin will talk about how ‘Yeronga’ came to be adopted as the suburb name in his talk ‘Untangling ‘Yeronga‘. The talk will be preceded by the ASHG business meeting at 6.00 pm. All are welcome to both.
In 2023 ASHG’s history room in the Yeronga Community Centre was a work in progress.
In January 2024 the new history room has become a reality.
ASHG held our first Open Day on Wednesday 17 January. It was great to see long term members and new people come in to look at our displays, find out what we do and share stories about our local community.
The centre will be open on Saturday 17 January from 10.00 – 12.00 midday and Wednesday 24 January, 9.00-12.00 midday. Come and say hi. We’re in the new Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre in Villa Street.
Our first history talk for the year is the History of the Yeronga Community Centre on Monday 5 February at 7.00 pm. The guest speakers are Melinda McInturff and Mel Hilditch from Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre. The history talk will be preceded by the ASHG monthly business meeting at 6.00 pm.