Talking History: June – November 2024

Talking History: June – November 2024

ASHG is excited to share its program of events for June – November.

We’re doing things a little differently in the second part of the year with a walk, events at two of our local libraries, the first Saturday afternoon Talking History events and a book launch. Watch out for more information about each event.

The Wednesday morning drop in days will continue providing a relaxed opportunity each week to talk history.

On 21 and 22 June join Pauline, Jeanette and Wendie for a Walk in the Warm Zone. Bookings are through Humanitix. https://events.humanitix.com/walk-in-the-warm-zone

On the 10th August ASHG is excited to be back at Annerley library for a morning talk at 10.30 am. Dr Janis Hanley will discuss Ekibin’s Chinese past and explore the extent of Chinese market gardens from the late 1880s to post WW2.

On Saturday morning 28th September Lyn Burnett, John Horder and Denis Peel consider Lost Houses and the stories that they tell.

On the afternoon of 26th October Jeff Brunne will be at the Fairfield Library looking at the question Why is Fairfield so Different.

On Monday 4th November ASHG is looking forward to launching Memories of Stephens, the compilation of talks presented at the 2023 Memories of Stephens conference.

For our last event of the year ASHG is very pleased to host Dr Kevin Rains discussing Cross River Rail Archeology on Saturday 16th November at 2.00 pm.

Monthly meetings are held at 6.00 pm on the first Monday of the month unless it is a public holiday when the meeting is held on a Tuesday.

Text Box: Image Courtesy State Library of Queensland

Talking History: Walk in the Warm Zone

Talking History: Walk in the Warm Zone

Join Pauline, Jeanette and Wendie to Walk in the Warm Zone at 9.45 am on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June. The walk begins outside 48 Villa Street.

Walk in the Warm zone is an initiative of the History of Villa Street project. For more about the Villa Street project go to https://annerleystephenshistory.org/villa-street-reveal/

Walk in the Warm Zone celebrates the Australian author Jessica Anderson (1916-2010), who grew up at 56 Villa Street in the 1920s and early 1930s. Her parents were Charles and Alice Queale. Jessica attended Yeronga State School and Brisbane State High School.

Jessica Anderson drew on her memories of her Brisbane childhood in her books including Tirra Lirra by the River which won the Miles Franklin Award, Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories and her short memoir Starting too Late. Jessica Anderson referred to Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories as autobiographical fiction.

Walk in the Warm Zone combines local history with the richness of Jessica Anderson’s writing. At the end of the walk we hope you can join us in the ASHG History Room, Yeronga Community Centre to continue to talk history and have a cup of tea.

The walk is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Bookings are essential. Book through Humanitix.

https://events.humanitix.com/walk-in-the-warm-zone

Talking History: The Rise and Fall of the Service Stations of Annerley with presenter Mark Baker

Talking History: The Rise and Fall of the Service Stations of Annerley with presenter Mark Baker

Ever wondered about the changing Service Stations of Annerley. Find out more on Monday 3rd June at 7.00 pm when Mark Baker will presents The Rise and Fall of Service Stations in Annerley.

Mark Baker has worked in the heritage sector since the 1970s.

The event is free. Donations are welcome.

See you there for what promises to be another fascinating insight into our local history.

The talk will be preceded by the (optional) monthly meeting at 6.00 pm.