Children of Stephens

In 2022 ASHG was very fortunate to have an intern from the Australian Catholic University undertake a placement with our organisation. The internship formed part of the last semester requirement for Honours in History student Jarrah Pearce. Telling the history of the area through the eyes of children was identified as a project that would add value to ASHG’s work and target a new audience.

Jarrah conducted interviews with several long-term residents of the area about their memories of growing up in the area between the 1920s and the 1960s. She collected photos and images of objects from their childhood.

The final product is Children of Stephens, an information and activity booklet aimed at primary school children in the local area. It is designed to be an educational tool for teachers and a fun work booklet to engage kids in local history. The booklet introduces children to skills such as interpreting timelines and map drawing together with providing information about significant historical events.

ASHG thanks all those interviewed for this valuable booklet and congratulates Jarrah on receiving her well-deserved Honours in History. We wish her all the best for the future. 

ASHG is very interested in working with local schools to take this project further. If you would like to make enquiries into use of this booklet please email us.

You can download a copy of the booklet here.

Lucy Stirling (nee Love) who turned 100 in December 2022 was one of the people interviewed by Jarrah for Children of Stephens. Lucy grew up in Thompson’s Estate, now Greenslopes. With Lucy’s input her niece Kit Watters has written a chapter about the Love family for the ASHG publication, Women of Stephens.