Contact Person: Vicki Mynott

Email Address: [email protected]

Contact Phone: 0419 717 762


Postal Address: PO Box 2088, Inala Heights  4077



The Richlands Inala and Suburbs History Group Inc. was formed in 1996. The Group focuses on the south-western fringe of metropolitan Brisbane. The Group has done excellent work in highlighting a unique area that combines the old industrial land of Wacol and Darra with the newer industrial land of Willawong and Larapinta, along with the old Housing Commission areas of Inala and Carole Park with the newer and upwardly mobile estates of Ellen Grove and Forest Lake. Few local history organisations can cover a diverse territory of major nineteenth century colonial sites, virgin scrub and parkland with indigenous sites of significance, factory sites important to Brisbane’s 20th century urban sprawl, plus residential areas to suit the full range of social and economic needs, from public housing to small acreages.     

The society has a timeline from 1823 to 2014, and a small photographic collection.  The society is very productive with lead history managers Vicki Mynott and Angela Naumann. The Group’s publications are substantive, and demonstrate a strong commitment to history research principles.



The following publications are authored by Vicki Mynott:

Before Forest Lake. RIHG.  2017.

World War II Stories from Brisbane’s South West – Richlands, Darra, Wacol, Goodna and Oxley. RIHG. 2006.

Pallara School and Community 2009. RIHG. 2009.

Richlands State School – 75 years (1934- 2009). RIHG. 2009.

150 Years – Richlands, Inala and Neighbouring Suburbs in Brisbane’s South West. RIHG. 2009.

Darra by Decade 1820-2010 Historical themes, milestones and personal recollections. RIHG. 2010.

Wacol, Wolston, Woogaroo 1823-2014, Volume 1.  RIHG. 2014.

Wacol, Wolston, Woogaroo 1823-2014, Volume 2 Biographies and Interviews. RIHG. 2014.

With Fred Clark. Serviceton – The soldier settlement that became Inala, 2nd Edition. RIHG. 2013.

With Stephen Craig-Smith. The Blue Fin Fishing Club: the first sixty years (1956 – 2016). RIHG. 2016

And Edited by Vicki Mynott:

Clark, Fred. Richlands: Early History of the Development of the Suburb. 2nd edition. RIHG. 2015.