CHERMSIDE & DISTRICTS
Preserving the past is our future
The Chermside & Districts Historical Society in action
Our volunteers provide the community with information on our local history, help with researching local families’ history, as well as further research conducted from Local, State and Federal Government archives.
Our society also acts as a repository for local organisations by accepting their archives and storing them in our archive room where they are available for the community to research. To view our archives, visit us on our regular open days – first Saturday of the month from 2-4pm (except January).
Monthly member meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month (except January) at 2pm. Our committee meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month.
On 24 August 1899, George and Mary Marchant, wealthy soft drink manufacturers, bought the portion of Murphy's Paddock bounded by Ellison, Murphy and Gympie Roads, a parcel of forty hectares that is today's Marchant Park.
The suburb was previously known as Little Cabbage Tree Creek, after the creek that rises in the McDowall area and empties into Moreton Bay.
When do we meet?
Our members enjoy monthly meetings on the first Sunday of every month (except January and COVID-19 dependent). Our meetings include guest speakers, afternoon tea and a chance to meet others who live in the local area and learn more about our local history.
How much does membership cost?
- Single person: $20/year
- Family: $30/year
- Corporate: $30/year
- Non-attending member (receives bi-monthly newsletter): $20/year
Can I look at your archives?
Our society also acts as a repository for local organisations by accepting their archives and storing them in our archive room where they are available for the community to research. To view our archives, please visit us on our regular open days on the first Saturday of the month from 2-4pm (except January) or contact us to book in an appointment.
Do you do family history research?
Our society has a phenomenal researcher and archivist who may be able to help solve some of your family history mysteries in our district. Our district includes – Aspley, Bald Hills, Boondall, Bracken Ridge, Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Chermside, Chermside West, Everton Park, Fitzgibbon, Geebung, Kedron, McDowall, Stafford, Stafford Heights, Taigum, Wavell Heights, Zillmere. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or to organise an appointment.
Work in progress...
Welcome to Chermside & Districts Historical Society's website
Our amazing website is currently being rebuilt. Our dedicated and enduring volunteers have spent the last 25 years of the society’s existence collecting the wonderful history, stories and artefacts of our local district.
As we are a volunteer-based organisation, the rebuild will take time, so please check back to see the latest information updates or contact us at email@example.com for more information.