Ashgrove Historical Society Inc.
Contact Person: Julie Moorhouse
Email Address: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 07 3366 4621
Postal Address: PO Box 355, Ashgrove, Qld 4060
The Ashgrove Historical Society Inc. was incorporated as the Ashgrove-The Gap Heritage Association Inc. in 1999. It was re-launched as the Ashgrove Historical Society Inc. in May 2003, with new objects reflecting its changed role and focus. The Society’s vision is broad, reflecting the full range of interests of its members from serious to social, all set within the context of preserving and recording the suburb’s history. It is a member of History Queensland Inc. There is a small collection of online articles, which currently includes:
Dick Paten. Ashgrove: An historical perspective
Maurice and Nurdon Serico. You Can’t Step in the Same River Twice [Ithaca and Enoggera Creeks]
Morris Moorhouse. The Last Tram from Ashgrove
Ron Bevis. Ashgrove Men’s Hockey Club
Leon Misfeld. The Ladies of Old Government House
Lindy Sugars. Early Oakleigh and Dorrington
Duncan Richardson. The Great Fire of Brisbane in 1864
Janet Hogan. Brisbane’s First 30 Years
Cliff Farmer. Scouting in Ashgrove
David Cameron. The History of Marist College
Maria Truscott. Tribute to the Life of Meta Truscott
Meta Truscott. Biography of Meta Truscott
Dr Sandra Bayley. Ashgrove Private Hospital
Julie Nichles. Ashgrove West Family Shop
Rose Feely. Green Corner, Jubilee Terrace Ashgrove
David Jones. South Brisbane Dry Dock
Luke Blake. Hidden Modernism is Ashgrove
John O’Hare. Views and Viewpoints of Ashgrove
Mark Cavanagh – Taylor Range District Scouts – a brief history
The association also has a photographic collection of which there are about 25 images online. Julie Moorhouse, the Secretary, has shown exceptional skills in history management. The noted historians associated with the Ashgrove group are Dick Paten, Janet Hogan, and the late John Laverty.
Ashgrove Historical Society Inc. Lost Ashgrove: The changing face of a Brisbane suburb. 2016. The book documents historic and contemporary aspects of the suburb of Ashgrove with images and accompanying text. 92 pages.
Brisbane History Group. Brisbane: People and Places of Ashgrove. Papers No 21. 2010. Fifteen original papers on aspects of Ashgrove’s history. 348 pages.
Laverty, John; Dick & Del Paten. Edited by Dick Paten. Ashgrove and The Gap: Aspects of History 1849-2003: Land, Access, Institutions and People. 2010. Papers No 1. Six original papers dealing with historical aspects of Ashgrove/The Gap. 123 pages.