Viva Cribb Bursary Winners

Congratulations to the joint winners of the Viva Cribb Bursary 2010! Mr John Kane who is researching the early priests of the St Mary’s Parish. The Ipswich Bowls Club who are compiling the history of their Club. We look forward to the fruits of their labour!

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The Thorn Family

George Thorn (1806-1876), soldier, businessman and politician, and George Henry Thorn (1840-1905), politician, were father and son. George was born on 11 April 1806 near Stockbridge, Hampshire, England, son of Simon Thorn, farmer, and his wife Elizabeth. A colour-sergeant, he arrived in Australia with the 4th (King’s Own)...

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Ipswich Rugby League celebrates 100 years

This year Ipswich Rugby League celebrates 100 years.  However, it was reported by Queensland Times journalist ‘Five Eighth’  in 1930 that football had been alive and well in Ipswich long before 1909.  The first official game recorded was on 9th October 1909, and the match between a Brisbane...

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Bertie Piper Unveiling

    On Saturday 15th May, the new statue of Bertie Piper will be unveiled in the Ipswich Cemetery.  Bertie, as he was known, died from suspected gastroenteritis on January 10, 1904, at the tender age of 12. His grieving parents enlisted the help of a South Brisbane...

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