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House Conspiracy Residency

For my House Conspiracy Residency at 42 Mollison Street,  (5-31 December 2017) I’m attempting to research and write a house history and produce an interpretive panel for the house at 42 Mollison Street, West End (see pic below).

So far, I haven’t been able to contact the previous owner,  Mrs Richards, despite asking for assistance from the real estate agent who sold the house and her son-in-law at the Brisbane Times.

It will be mighty hard without input from the Richards family to create a rounded picture of the house’s history. However, I’m hoping that I will still be able to contact a member of the family before I have to draw a line under the research in the next couple of weeks to create the interpretation.

If you can help with contacting the Richards family, let me know via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hilary.davies.180.

Hilary Davies


Oral History Association of Australia Journal article

Leo Marienthal presented with the bugle he lost in the Egyptian desert in 1915.

Leo Marienthal presented with the bugle he lost in Egypt in 1915.

The Oral History Association of Australia Journal available from 21 September 2013 will include my article ‘Boyhood Memories of Person and Place’ concerning the life of Brisbane businessman Leo Charles Marienthal (1891-1969). Using an interview with one of the few people still alive who knew him, it provides a nostalgic recollection of the man and his home.

Link to the Oral History Association Journal: http://www.ohaa.org.au/page/publications.html


Robin Dods heritage tour

Lyndhurst the residence of Mrs J_ Reid in London Road Clayfield

John Oxley Library, State Library of Qld, Negative Number 191063

Join the Brisbane History Group on a Robin Dods heritage tour on Saturday 21 September 2013. A heritage tour book will be published in conjunction with the event and available on the day. For information about the tour go to: http://www.brisbanehistory.asn.au/bhgevent.html


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