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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 10.00am - 5:30pm on the following dates:

 Friday 18 October 2019

Friday 22 November 2019

Friday 6 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019







 We will be selling our publications including our new book, 'Lost Ashgrove' ($25.00), the updated 'Ashgrove 150 Timeline' booklet ($6.00) and the Anniversary & Birthday Calendar ($7.00).



Ashgrove 150 Timeline Booklet Publication

Thumbnail image of cover of Ashgrove 150 Plaques booklet

The Society has recently produced the booklet Ashgrove 150 Timeline: Enoggera Creek Bikeway, Ashgrove Sportsground.  This publication is an update of the Ashgrove 150 Plaques booklet published in 2013.

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.

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



1st Saturday of each month

10:00 am to 12 noon

Ashgrove Library

87 Amarina Avenue

2/02/2019 – Waterworks Road: people and places:  by Peter Eedy

2/03/2019 - Brisbane Tramway Museum visit

6/04/2019 – Reminiscences of Nursing, Matron EM Paten:  by Katrina Paten

4/05/2019 – Under the Lino:  the mystery - the history - the community:  by Caylie Jeffery

1/06/2019 – The Queensland Caesar:  Sir Thomas McIlwraith, the visionary premier:  by Denver Beanland
6/07/2019  – Origins of Organised Football in Brisbane:  by Peter Eedy

3/08/2019 -  Brisbane's Early Roller Skating Rinks:  by Andrew Darbyshire

7/09/2019 –  Robert Wishart, draper, Red Hill:  by Alan McNaughton
5/10/2019 –  The Sweet History of Lollies:  by Toni Risson
2/11/2019 –  City in Masks:  how Brisbane fought the Spanish flu:  by Matthew Wengert

7/12/2019 –  Evan Gwyther, Bletchley Circle and the Aussie Codebreakers:  by Ross Gwyther



Ashgrove Market Place, Woolworths forecourt

 Friday 18 October 2019

10AM - 5:30PM


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