Welcome to Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc.

Our area covers that of the former Stephens Shire Council (1886-1925), an independent council which was incorporated into Brisbane City Council in 1925. The current suburbs include Yeerongpilly, Tennyson, Yeronga, Fairfield, Annerley, Tarragindi, Holland Park West, and those parts of Moorooka, Greenslopes and Mt Gravatt west of Logan Road.

We are passionate about engaging our community in our shared history

  • Go to Our events to see what events we have held recently including local history conferences and talks at Brisbane City Council libraries.
  • Go to Our projects to learn about what research activities we are conducting to document the history of people and places in our local area, and to download some of our resources.
  • Go to Local Heritage Places to learn more about the important heritage houses and buildings in our area.

History is happening

The Annerley-Stephens History Room

Opening Early 2024 at the Yeronga Community Centre Villa Street, Yeronga

Join us in discovering and sharing our local history … we all have a story to tell.

Our last library talk of 2023

Maps: windows into the history of our suburbs and homes.

The State Library of Queensland has a special collection of digitised maps that real estate firms created and used to emphasise the value of property and promote sales. Sometimes works of art, they show what was important to buyers at the time and how land was being purchased and subdivided over time for homes and farms.

The presenter, Stephanie Ryan, is a Research Librarian at State Library of Queensland. She writes blogs and articles, and also gives presentations for societies, libraries and the general public demonstrating the value of the Library’s resources which are increasingly online and accessible.

10-11am, Saturday 18 November 2023

Holland Park Library, 81 Seville Rd, Holland Park

Call 3403 7755 to book your place, or read more here.

Our Publications

Women of Stephens

This book is a compilation of the papers delivered at the 16 October 2021 local history conference. It celebrates the lives and stories of women from all walks of life who contributed to the rich tapestry of the southside of Brisbane.

Stories of Stephens

The Stories of Stephens is the collection of papers delivered at the Annerley-Stephens History Group 2016 local history conference, and related material.

Stephens and War

The papers delivered at the 26 October 2019 conference are collected in this book. An exploration of wartime and its legacy from a local perspective, it is a revealing chronicle of the people, streets and parklands of Stephens Shire.

Annals of Annerley

This publication is the proceedings of the 17 July 1994 Annerley Conference,  edited by John Douglas Kerr.  It represents the history of Annerley from its beginnings as farmland owned by T.S. Stephens to an important inner-city suburb of Brisbane.

Echoes of Stories of Stephens

Echoes of Stories of Stephens compiled by Stephen W Sheaffe AM contains 18 more vibrant chapters exploring our local history from the Annerley-Stephens History Group local history conference of February 2019.

All of our publications cost $25 except for Annals of Annerley, which is $15. They can be purchased from our friend and keen local historian Paul the Butcher at Annerley Meats, 502 Ipswich Rd, Annerley.

If you would like the books posted out to you, or want to ask any questions about ASHG activities, please use the contact form below.


PO Box 484, Annerley QLD 4103

Email: [email protected]

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