People

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Phipps, Winifred (Matron)
Winifred Lydia Huston was born in Redfern, Sydney NSW on the 1 Jun 1867. Her parents were ROBERT HUSTON born 1842 in Londonderry, Londonderry,... 

Alfredson Family
Alfred Gustav and Mette Kirstine Alfredsen were both born on the island of Moen, part of Denmark. They began their family with a girl, Emma... 

James Glennie Argo

Argo Family
Argo Sports Depot and Cycle Works (W.Argo and Sons) operated in a small shop next to the Dawn Theatre in 1932 for sales and repairs of bicycles and... 

Cock - Woodside
The first trace of Alice Mable Cock was when the CDHS found the World War I honour board from Chermisde State School. It was in a deplorable state,... 

Cook, Hannah
The Chermside and District Historical Society was given a large framed photograph of Mrs H Cook. We had no idea who she was but David Teague wrote... 

Currie, Allan & Lyn
Businessman and author. Born 1923 and grew up in Kangaroo Point. Had one brother Ken who died in New Guinea in World War II. Allan was a fine... 

Duff and Poulton Families
Alexander Duff was born on November 30, 1806 in Bethnal Green, London. His parents were Alexander Duff, a silk manufacturer/merchant and Esther... 

Mrs Early

Early Family
Text by Daphne Gibbs (nee) Early, daughter of William George Early and Florence Mabel Early; granddaughter of George Early and Ann Bertha Early. Their family... 

Freeman, Frederick
Frederick Freeman was born 18th February 1890 in London to Lydia and William Freeman. He came to Australia in 1911, landing in Sydney where he got... 

Victor Grenning

Grenning Family
Mr Victor Grenning M.Sc. (For.) honoris causs 1962, on 3 September 1984. After a highly successful scholastic career at Brisbane Grammar School,... 

Hamilton Family

Frederick and Hannah Harris

Harris-Tune Family
Written by Jean Tune (nee Harris), granddaughter and 4th grandchild In 1885 a dairy farmer named Frederick Charles Harris (1864-1937) came... 

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Hastie Family
George Hastie built a house on what is now the corner of Bouchard St and Gympie Road.  

Agnes & Keith Hibberd, 1936

Hibberd Family
May trained at the Brisbane General Hospital (now the Royal Brisbane) from 1943 to 1946, a three-year course. The nurses lived in the Lady Lamington... 

Jesser Family - Railway Builders and a Champion Cook 19 Jan 2013
Peter Jesser suggests that the family name may have come from Falconry as when the falcon lands on the glove of the master and is attached to the... 

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Kemp Family
1960 Memoirs of Florence Mary Kemp (nee Taylor) These are some of the things I remember of my life now that I have time to think and write... 

Lake selling pies at 1939 Ekka

Lake Family
Information supplied by Enid Dortkamp to Marion Eaton 1922-1946 "Lakes" O'Dinki-Di Hot Pie Factory Victor, the second eldest son, did... 

Lake-Harcourt, Edgar Sydney
Edgar Sydney Lake, born in 1866, migrated to Canada with his parents, John and Ann and brothers and sisters in 1870. John was a flour miller and the... 

Lee, Joseph Walsh
Joseph Walsh Lee was born at Bolton in Lancashire in 1829 and his wife, Jane (nee Ogden) was also born there, on 5 June 1828. They married in England... 

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Lestani Family
The four brothers Guido, Isaia, Elio and Ermes Lestani came from Italy in about October 1951 to work on the Zillmere Housing Project. (Click on Link... 

Marchant Family
The name Marchant is closely identified with Chermside through a the largest cricketing park in Brisbane, the local Brisbane City Council Ward and... 

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McNeillie Family
The McNeillie family and the Hastie family were possibly related  

Murr wedding

Murr Family
Carl August Murr, best known as Charlie Murr, was born in 1866 and died in 1934, aged 86 years. He was the son of Christoph Murr who was a bootmaker. 

Patterson, John
Chermside has been very fortunate in that many of its citizens and settlers have been caring and considerate people. One of the earliest to settle... 

Henrietta Pfingst

Pfingst Family
The Pfingst Story Hermann Pfingst arrived in Brisbane on 5th September 1863 on the sailing ship Beausite after a voyage of approximately six... 

Price Family & Clifton Villa
The original land grant, c1865, on the corner of Handford and Zillmere Roads was Lot 222 of 12 acres bought by J L Zillman who also bought several... 

Reid Family
The material for the Reid Family has been supplied by Rona Arndt and Coral Rance. Having lived in the Chermside, Kedron, Aspley area for only... 

Reid, Barrett - Librarian, Poet, Artist
Barrie had a good family life even though his mother died when he was only 3 years old. His two sisters Coral and Rona and father, George, provided a... 

William E Sammells

Sammells Family
Funeral for Mr W E Sammells (Newspaper & date not recorded) The funeral of the late Mr. W. E. Sammells took place on Saturday from his late... 

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Smith, Herb and Jessie
Towards the end of August, 1928, our family, Herb and Jessie Smith, myself, sister Dorothy and brother Ronald came to live at 18 Victor Drive (now... 

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Spry, Frances
Memories of the Early Days by Frances Spry I am the youngest of 7 children of George and Adelaide Rainey, who came out to Chermside and settled on... 

Turner Family
THE SAGA OF ADRIAN TURNER & CO Painting, Decorating, Sign writing Growing up in depression years, it had never occurred to me to go into business...