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.