Chermside & Districts Historical Society
Our district is home to many wonderful historical places. Some we see every day and others have been lost in time. Our volunteers have researched, photographed and uncovered many of the places that have contributed to the historical fabric of our district. If you have a story to share, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.
On 24 August 1899, George and Mary Marchant, wealthy soft drink manufacturers, bought a parcel of forty hectares that is today’s Marchant Park.
Kedron is an inner northern suburb of Brisbane. Like Aspley, it is divided by the major arterial road, Gympie Road.
The suburb was previously known as Little Cabbage Tree Creek, after the creek that rises in the McDowall area and empties into Moreton Bay.
The Turrbal people tribe lived and hunted in the Zillmere area long before colonial settlement.
The road from Brisbane to Chermside in the very early times was probably just a track marked out.
Trams arrive in Chermside, which enabled people to build homes in the area when few owned automobiles.