Stories of Stephens Conference – 27 Feb 2016

 This conference is supported by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and Nicole Johnston, the Tennyson Ward Councillor. A heartfelt thanks is extended to the Brisbane City Council for a grant of $1,000 to support this conference.


 In conjunction with


 This conference is supported by Our Lady’s College.


 27 February 2016

A history conference is being held on Saturday 27 February 2016 at the Marymac Community Centre 616 Ipswich Road, Annerley (Our Lady’s College).

Papers will be presented on the history of the Stephens Area, local Aboriginal history, tramway history, Junction Park and Annerley history, the history of Fairfield and of eminent pioneering families of the locality.

There will also be papers to assist researchers on family history and local house studies.

 Over ten distinguished speakers have been engaged to present papers.

 Registration begins at 8.30 am and the conference commences at 9am.

 Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

 It will be a great day and you are all welcome.

An invitation is extended to guests to bring and display any memorabilia and photographs.

Cost $40pp

Deposit: Westpac, BSB 034-033: ACC 30-9907

RSVP: Stephen Sheaffe: 041 777 0176 (

          : Hazel Aue: 0424 792 640, 38482490 (


8.30 am:    Registration

8.45 am:    Welcome by the Chairperson

                    Welcome to Country

                   Opening by Mark Bailey MP, Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports

9.00 am:   Stephen Sheaffe: Stephens in a Nutshell

9.15 am:   Dr Ray Kerkhove: Aboriginal History in Stephens

9.30 am:  Dr Michael Macklin: Yeronga from Colony to WWI

10.00 am: Dr Pam Douglas and John Grimes: The Grimes Family

10.30-11.00 am: Morning tea

11.00 am: Our Lady’s College Representative: A welcome and a short history of the school

11.15 am: Dr Neville Buch: Junction Park the hidden heart of the Annerley District

11.45 am: Dr James Lergessner: Growing up in Annerley

12.15 pm: Chris Dawson: Fairfield

12.45-1.30 pm: Lunch

1.30 pm:  Peter Hyde and Robert Thompson: Tramways in Stephens

2.00 pm: Kerry Matthews: Matthews Real Estate

2.30-3.00 pm: Afternoon tea

3.00 pm: Judy Lofthouse: Family History Research

3.30pm: Annabel Lloyd: House Research

4.00 pm: Thank you

4.00 pm: Close

Attendance: Cost $40pp

Name (s) of person (s) attending:

Address:                                             email:

Phone number

Payment: Deposit into the Annerley-Stephens Bank account

Westpac, BSB 034-033: ACC 30-9907    or

A cheque to SW Sheaffe, 19 Ponsonby St Annerley, 4103 (made payable to the Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc.)

RSVP: Stephen Sheaffe: 041 777 0176 (

          : Hazel Aue: 0424 792 640, 38482490 (