Come along and join us for our 2nd Big Conference. Papers on Stephens’ history, including local Aboriginal, Yeronga School, local businesses, church, sporting club and pioneering family histories

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



8.30 am: Registration

Session One: Stephen Sheaffe

9.00 am:

Welcome by the President
Welcome to Country by Uncle Desmond Sandy
Opening by the State Librarian: Vicki McDonald

9.15 am: Trevor McKell: Stephens Shire

9.35 am: Katharine Wiltshire: The Yerongpan sub-group of the Chepara People of the Moreton
coastal plains and fresh water catchments

9.55 am: Dr Jon Stanford: The Land Bank in the Stephens Shire

10.15 am: Discussion

10.30-11.00 am: Morning tea

Session Two: Councillor Nicole Johnson

11.00 am: Professor John Pearn: Lord and Lady Brassey in the Sunbeam: The heritage of Brassey, Sunbeam and Cross Streets in Fairfield

11.20 am: Marjorie Neil: John Neil of Annerley, The Junction Hotel and the Women’s Legal Service house.

11.40 am: Robyn Jenkinson, Kym Burkett and Lynn Schmidt: The Hubner, Mewing and other German families in Fairfield and Annerley

12.00: Discussion

12.15-1.00 pm: Lunch

Session Three: Bill Elliott

1.00 pm: Mark Baker: Shops in Annerley

1.20 pm: Ruth Bennett: The History of Yeronga School

1.40 pm: Margaret Gunn: The Anglican Church in Cork Street

2.00 pm: Discussion

2.15-2.45 pm: Afternoon tea

Session Four: Trevor McKell

2.45 pm: Michael Macklin; Yeronga during the American Civil War

3.05 pm: Valma Layne: History of the Croquet Club

3.25 pm: Professor Michael Scully- two videos
The Annerley Butcher Shop
Brandons Shoe Repair Shop

3.45 pm: Discussion

4.00 pm: Thank you and close by the President

Payment of $40 made by Direct Deposit:

Account Name: Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc.

Bank: Westpac

BSB: 034 033

Account Number: 309907.

RSVP: Stephen Sheaffe: 0417770176 (

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