Home - Chermside & District History

Community Organisations

Burnie Brae Senior Citizens Club
The centre was opened by Sir James Ramsay, Governor of Queensland, on the 22/3/1984 with 1000 members previously signed up. The centre, costing about... 

Chermside Municipal Library 1958-1997

Country Women's Association of Chermside
Queensland Country Women's Association South Coast Division Chermside Branch Daphne Postle 3359 1824 What is to follow is a brief history... 

Friendly Society Executive 140

Friendly Societies 1
Friendly Societies were founded in the Australian Colonies in the mid-19th Century by immigrants from England who had been members in Societies which... 

Girl Guides Emblem Thumbnail

Girl Guides
While the early groups all met in private homes the need for a Guide Hut was becoming more urgent. This need was filled when the new Hut was opened... 

Kedron Wavell Services Club

Kedron Wavell Services Club Inc
The club, the largest single community organisation in the district, grew out of the Kedron-Wavell Sub Branch RSL (Returned & Services League of... 

Kidsspace thumbnail

Kidspace
The original idea for Kidspace came from Leslie Karantonis who lived at Kalinga, a northern suburb of Brisbane. She had heard of a children's... 

Leisure Times in the district
This page refers to the ways that men, women and children spent their spare time. It covers the years 1870 - 1940 and a surprising number of... 

School of Arts Chermside 1943 Thumbnail

Libraries of Chermside
The first library may have been in the old Alliance Hall from 1898 when the Downfall Creek Recreation Club and Library was formed on 12th October... 

Rotary Club of Chermside
After the Second World War, Chermside and surrounding areas developed rapidly. Many new homes were built as a growing population called the area... 

Scout Symbol Burul Group 140.jpg

Scouts
Dated 1911 this old photo captures a group of about 30 lads doing their calisthenics in the playground of Chermside State school. They may have used... 

Scouts Sea Training Ship Voyager Thumbnail

Sea Scouts
From Scouts Australia, Qld Branch Inc. 32 Dixon Street Auchenflower Qld 4066 (3870 7000) came the following information: In 1959 the 3rd Chermside... 

Rev. Wheller Thumbnail

Wheller Gardens
Wheller Gardens - On the 23rd November 1936 the garden settlement was opened on Gympie Rd opposite Banfield St with the founder and driving force...