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  • HS1 Ashgrove Titles Map 1875

    1875 Map showing first freehold blocks 26 - 29.

  • HS2 Ashgrove State School 1890

    First Ashgrove school - 1890.

  • HS3 St Johns Wood House ca 1930

    'St John's Wood House' or 'Granite House' c.a. 1930.

  • HS4 Glenlyon House and Billiards Room

    Glenlyon House and Billiards Room - built 1876.

  • HS5 Tram on Waterworks Rd 1924

    Tram on Waterworks Road 1924.

  • HS6 James Brunton Stephens 1902

    James Brunton Stephens, 1902 - celebrated poet and head teacher at Ashgrove State  School in 1877.

  • HS7 Federal to Grove Estate Horse Bus

    William Marshall and passengers in the horse bus, corner of Three Mile Scrub Road (Ashgrove Avenue) and Dorset Street.  Source: Eunice Adame.

  • HS8 Trout Family Federation Celebration 1901

    Trout family "federation reunion", perhaps at Richard Trout's home ‘Cumstree’, corner of  Dalton Street and Waterworks Road.  1901.
    Image source: Alan Trout.

  • HS9 WWII soldiers Embassy Hall St Johns Wood

    WWII soldiers  c.1945 outside Embassy Hall in Royal Parade in St Johns Wood. Part of 2/1 Australian Chemical Warfare Laboratory contingent.

  • HS10 BP Garage Stewart Rd 1974

    Old BP garage, Stewart Road near old bridge, Jan 1974 flood.

Ashgrove Historical Society News

Display outside Woolworths Ashgrove

Fay & Desley display 2011Our photo display and stall will be outside Woolworths Ashgrove from 9:30am - 5:30pm on the following dates:


Friday 16 January 2015


We will be selling our publications and a calendar for 2015 featuring photos of Ashgrove in the past.



Ashgrove 150 Plaques Booklet Publication

Thumbnail image of cover of Ashgrove 150 Plaques booklet

The Society has recently produced and distributed the booklet 'Ashgrove 150 Plaques: Enoggera Creek Bikeway, Ashgrove Sportsground' with the support of a Brisbane City Council grant from the The Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund and The Gap Ward.

The 32 page publication documents the history behind each of the plaques, covering 150 years from 1856 - 2006, laid on the bike path around the Ashgrove Sportsground.

Each page represents one of the plaques in order and contains a related photograph or map and a summary of the significance of the event or year represented on the plaque.

Ashgrove Historical Society has donated sets of the publication to local schools, the Ashgrove library and to two local scout groups.

Visit one of our displays or a monthly meeting to purchase a copy.


10:00 am to 12 noon, 1st Sat of each month

Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Avenue


7/02/2015 – The life of Dorothy Hawthorn: Lindy Sugars

7/03/2015 -  Local Military Sites, WW2:  Peter Dunn

11/04/2015 – The Life of Denis O'Connor:  Bob Potter

2/05/2015 – The Three Mile Scrub:  Sandy Pollock (Qld Herbarium)

6/06/2015 – 'The Running Man':  Michael Bauer

4/07/2015 – The life of Dorothy Bayley:  Sandra Bayley

1/08/2015 - to be advised

5/09/2015 – The life of Meta Truscott:  Maria McLellan (nee Truscott)

3/10/2015 – (AGM) to be advised

7/11/2015 – St John's Wood history:  Sandra Bayley & Ben Webb

5/12/2015 – The history of Christmas cards:  Morris Moorhouse


First Ashgrove Tram - 124


For more information contact the Secretary, Julie, ahs.secretary@bigpond.com


Ashgrove Historical Society Inc.

PO Box 355,
Qld  4060

Email:  ahs.secretary@bigpond.com

ABN 85 369 822 992