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

Villa Street Reveal

Villa Street Reveal

The ‘sneaky peak’ at Villa Street Monday night was quite a reveal. The video below gives a sense of the evening.

A snapshot of the ‘Sneaky Peak at Villa Street’ evening by J.Hanley

So much work has been done by the Villa Street team: Jeanette, Timna, Pauline, Wendie, Kate, Denis.

The Villa Street Team: Jeanette Wiley, Timna, Wendy Hirsch, Pauline Peel, Kate Dyson, Denis Peel.

The evening was well attended, and included former and current locals from Villa Street who have contributed to the project.

It was excellent to have some of them gather for a photo after the talk – to record a moment in time for Villa Street.

Villa Street locals who attended – and their street number connections, some past, some present.

View the Villa Street PowerPoint for slides and transcript of the evening’s presentation put together by the team clicking ‘Download’ button below.

The project also shows the huge advantage that having a history room has been to ASHG – a place for people to drop by and share memories, stories, photos and things.

A number of Villa Street artefacts were on display

The project is entering its final stage of research gathering. If you have information or photos about Villa Street, past or present, let us know. You can drop by any Wednesday between 9.00 am -12.00 pm. Or drop us a line on our email: [email protected].

We are very happy to make a time to meet with you.

We’ll be ruling a line on this research stage of the project by end June 2024.

Share your Villa Street stories, Sat 17 Feb 2024

Share your Villa Street stories, Sat 17 Feb 2024

ASHG wants to hear your stories about the history of Villa Street. Perhaps you grew up in Villa Street, or your parents or grandparents did or maybe you are a current resident. Drop in to the history room at the Yeronga Community Centre on Saturday 17 February and share your stories, photos, documents.