St Stephens Presbyterian Church gymnastic team

Many of the images in Picture Ipswich have been kindly provided by the community.  Along the way gems have come to light that are unable to be identified or important information is missing and because of this we need the community’s help.  We think this could be a...

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RADF Showcase

The Regional Arts Development Fund Ipswich Showcase will be an exciting exhibition of new work by our local artists. Held in the Ipswich Art Gallery on the 21st July – 15th August. One of our most famous local artists was d’Arcy Doyle. d’Arcy Doyle Place was named in...

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Booval Brewery

The Queenslander of 3 June 1898 reported that the Booval Brewery Company had been in business for six weeks under the management of Mr W. Chardon.  The brewery was well situated and possessed a well of excellent quality spring water which was thought an advantage in the brewing of...

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Suburbs – Bundamba

Suburb of Bundamba Originally the suburb was named Bundanba, it is believed to have derived from the Aboriginal words ‘bundan’ and ‘ba’, meaning a stone axe and place of.  This referred to Bundamba Creek which was a source of good stone for hand axes. The name was officially...

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Town of Ipswich plans

The Viva Cribb Local History Resource Room has recently acquired copies of four maps drawn by Surveyor Henry Wade from the Queensland State Archives. These maps include the: Proposed plans of town of Limestone (to be called Ipswich), 1842; Garden and suburban allotments in town of Limestone, 1842; ...

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Picture Puzzle

Many of the images in Picture Ipswich have been kindly provided by the community.  Along the way gems have come to light that are unable to be identified or important information is missing and because of this we need the community’s help. We are always looking for photographs...

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Ipswich Grammar celebrates 150 years in 2013

To celebrate this great milestone, Ipswich Grammar School are writing the history of the school’s 150 years which will be published mid-2013 .  If you have memories or memorabilia that you would like to share, please contact Sophie Church, phone 3813 9636 (leave a message at option 3...

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Picture Puzzle

Many of the images in Picture Ipswich have been kindly provided by the community. Along the way gems have come to light that are unable to be identified or important information is missing and because of this we need the community’s help. This photograph is of the domestic...

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That Gallant Gentleman

Colonel Charles George Gray A new book has arrived onto our history room shelves, ‘That Gallant Gentleman: The remarkable story of Colonel Charles George Gray” by Kenneth Dutton. Lieutenant-Colonel Gray was born in Edinburgh in 1786 and had served in the Peninsula War in Spain and at Waterloo....

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