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

The Yeronga Community Centre is officially launched!!

The Yeronga Community Centre is officially launched!!

In January Annerley-Stephen’s History Group (ASHG) moved into their new home at the brand new Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre.

The YCC had its official opening on Thursday 31 May at a packed event that started with a traditional smoking ceremony, followed by Welcome to Country, the ribbon cutting ceremony and a morning tea. Congratulations to Community Plus+ YCC and all who contributed to making this brilliant new centre possible.

ASHG are proud to be located in the YCC and were pleased to greet visitors in our room. The All Gauge Model Rail Group (AGMRG) also had their room open to visitors.

The outcomes of having a permanent home were apparent. On show were the current maps and documents display (thanks Mark Baker) and the Villa Street community project (thanks to the Villa Street project team and past and current residents). Visitors were introduced to our upcoming talks and walks, our publications and the opportunity to become a member. . Visitors were inspired and excited by the history room.

Thanks to the members who set up the history room and multi purpose room displays and all the members who were at the launch and who shared their knowledge and passion for local history with the visitors. Thank you Kate, Pauline and Kerry (and Brisbane Living Heritage) for the photos.

Aunty Debby Sandy gave the Welcome to Country. Mark Bailey conducted the Official Opening and the President of Community Plus+ was the MC.

The Smoking Ceremony was an invitation to all who came into the centre.

Guests listened intently at the launch held in the multi purpose room. The ASHG display is in the background.

A display of maps and documents available to local history researchers are on the display in the history room.

Proud ASHG members.

Villa Street community project …. the people, the stories.

Jim, Robin and Jeff. Enjoying the history on display. The painting on display is of 85 Villa Street. It was painted by Robin and Jeff’s daughter Sonia 35 years ago as a student at Yeronga High School.

The ASHG display window currently features a display recognising Reconciliation Week. We were pleased to be able to take Aunty Debby Sandy through the history room. Aunty Debby gave the Welcome to Country and began with Wai Bulka (welcome). She was delighted to see Wai Bulka in our displaying welcoming all to the history room.

More happy people talking history.

Talking publications – having at chat about the Women of Stephens.

Villa Street – Sneak Peak

Villa Street – Sneak Peak

ASHG has been engaging with former and current residents of Villa Street, Yeronga to gather stories, photos and documents that tell the history of Villa Street.

It is a work in progress. On Tuesday 7 May at 7.00 pm the Villa Street team will share some of the early findings about this beautiful street.

The talk will follow the business meeting at 6.00 pm.

The History of the Yeronga Community Centre

The History of the Yeronga Community Centre

The History of the Yeronga Community Centre Monday 5 February 2024, 7.00 pm, at the new Yeronga Community Centre

Join ASHG for our first Talking History event for 2024 in our new home. Make sure you RSVP. Details below:

The YCC is on the corner of Villa Street and Park Rd, Yeronga, entry is from Villa Street.