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  • AS1 St John's Wood House 1868

    St John’s Wood House, also known as The Granite House, 1868

  • AS2 Chinese market gardens 1914

    Chinese market gardens along Ithaca Creek in the Jubilee Estate, Ashgrove, 1914.  Source:  Pat Fahey.

  • AS3 Children returning from market gardens c.1924

    Children with bunches of produce from the Chinese market garden on Ithaca Creek, upstream from Jubilee Terrace, c.1924. Source: Eunice Adame.

  • AS4 Wallace & Falconer’s store, 1914

    Wallace & Falconer's Store, 211 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, corner Ashgrove Ave.   Built 1914.  Jim Wallace & Jim Falconer outside store.  Source: Ian Falconer.

  • AS5 Federal St to Grove Estate motor bus

    Ithaca Shire Council’s motor bus  passenger service from Federal St Red Hill to the Grove Estate, Ashgrove.  Ran until the Ashgrove tram line was built c.1924.  Source:  Ben Williams.

  • AS6 First Ashgrove tram 1924

    First Ashgrove tram, No. 178, in 1924.  ‘Let Ashgrove Flourish’ banner on the front. 

  • AS7 Three Mile Scrub Road c.1920

    Three Mile Scrub Road, now Ashgrove Avenue, c.1920.

  • AS8 Embassy Hall St John’s Wood, 1920s

    Embassy Dance Hall St John’s Wood, 1930s.

  • AS9 Ashgrove Golf Club Ladies

    Group of ladies outside the Ashgrove Golf Club.  Thought to be the Women’s Associate members.

  • AS10 Elita Theatre 1954

    Elita Theatre, corner Waterworks Road and Stewart Road, with flags and bunting for Royal visit, 1954.

Ashgrove Historical Society

Ashgrove Historical Society Inc.

(ABN: 85 369 822 992)

Manfred Cross AM


Welcome to the Ashgrove Historical Society's website. Ashgrove is an inner suburb of Brisbane (Australia). We hope you have a wonderful time exploring Ashgrove's past through the resources you will find here.  If you would like to add to the Society's collection, please contact the secretary.  We are able to scan documents and images and return originals to you promptly.  We welcome visitors to our monthly presentations and hope you will consider becoming a member of this vibrant society.

The Ashgrove Historical Society Inc. was incorporated as the Ashgrove-The Gap Heritage Association Inc. in 1999. It was re-launched as the Ashgrove Historical Society Inc. in May 2003 with new objects reflecting its changed role and focus.

Membership is open to all those people who have an interest in ensuring the history of Ashgrove and its historic features are not lost to time. The Society’s vision is broad, reflecting the full range of interests of its members from serious to social, all set within the context of preserving and recording the suburb’s history.

The Society aims to research, record, preserve, inform and generally entertain and entrance all those who join its ranks. Applicants for membership are welcome whether they bring nothing more than an interest in its aims, or those particular skills and experience that will allow its historical goals to be well met. It is a member of History Queensland Inc.

 Objects of the Society

  • to research and document the history and heritage of Ashgrove
  • to publish, or cause to be published, books, articles and the like on the history and heritage of Ashgrove
  • to locate, record, copy and facilitate the preservation of photographs, documents, artefacts and other relevant materials reflecting the history of Ashgrove
  • to establish and maintain a repository for historic and  heritage materials coming into the possession of the Society
  • to promote community awareness of the history and heritage of Ashgrove through public meetings, lectures and displays
  • to promote the protection and preservation of historic and heritage sites in Ashgrove



10:00 am first Saturday of each month

Numbers are currently limited due to Covid-19 restrictions at the library. If you wish to attend you must register first with the secretary.

Saturday 10 April 2021:  Ashgrove:  a Suburb of Churches, presented by Thom Blake.

Saturday 1 May 2021:  to be advised

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Ashgrove Library, 
Amarina Avenue, 

Ashgrove Historical Society Inc.

ABN 85 369 822 992

Postal Address: PO Box 355, Ashgrove, Qld 4060

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