Contact Person: Peter Nimmo
Email Address: [email protected]
Contact Phone:
Postal Address: Kenmore and District Historical Society Inc. PO Box 5395. Kenmore East QLD 4069


The Kenmore & District Historical Society Inc. was formed in 2013. It is a typical local history
organisation, and, hence, conventional, looking to cater for serious historical research, historical
curiosity and local enthusiasm, and ego or familial centred nostalgic memory. 1 There is a small
collection of photographs and documentary sources. The Society has a number of working research
groups, and currently:

Chapel Hill cemetery –Judy Magub

Research of the history of local schools –Judy Magub

Commercial history of Kenmore –Sue Deal

Boer War names, Kenmore War Memorial

World War 1 names, in partnership with the RSL

Research of the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket –Judy Magub

1 From KDHS website accessed 28 December 2017, “…Whilst not everyone wants to immerse themselves in
historic research, most people are really interested to find out how the suburb operated as a farming
community until the housing estates commenced in the 1950s. And, others who have lived in Kenmore for
decades have a strong role in sharing their memories and photographs of life in the then ‘outer suburb’.”

Research of Street Names –Judy Magub

The McGrath family – Deann O’Donohue

Racecourse, postal services and service stations – Jim and Barbara Shepherd

Early homes in the area – Ian and Cathy Douglas

Misty Morn area – Dr Sue Turner

There are seven thematic essays on the Society’s website.


Courtney-Baxter, AnnetteThe Country Club. The History of the Repatriation Hospital, Kenmore.

Dryden, Pat. On Bielby Road. 2014.

Unnamed. Kenmore State School South 25 th Anniversary 1967 – 1992. Kenmore State School South.

Unnamed. The Kenmore District Kitchen. A cook book of favourite family recipes and A brief
history of the Kenmore District Kindergarten and Pre School. Kenmore District Kindergarten and Pre
School 2007.

Wager, Libby.Different Tracks. The Kenmore-Brookfield Parish of the Uniting Church of Australia.

Wager, Lavinia (Libby),Recollections: 50 th Anniversary of Kenmore Garden Club Inc. 2012.