Talking West End History

IMAG1269A bit of parochial history – The history of public toilets, community notice boards and welfare agencies in West End (Brisbane)

The Public toilet in Boundary St. West End, Brisbane now boasts a tenancy advice service, community internet access and a health service.

Here is the nearly absolutely accurate modern history of the public toilets in Boundary Street, the community notice boards in Boundary Street and the West End Community house

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New Summer Hours for South Brisbane People’s Market

New Summer Times at South Brisbane People's Market

New Summer Times at South Brisbane People’s Market

#Bananaman had recorded his latest rap to announce the new summer hours for the South Brisbane People’s Market,

Beginning on Thursday 4 December the South Brisbane People’s Market will open between 7.30am and 9.30am each week at street level of the Brisbane Common Ground Building, 15 Hope Street South Brisbane.

So come down on 4 December from 7.30am and pick up some organic fruit and veggies as well as a tasty selection of produce from Phyllis’ Kitchen. And yes, Bananaman will be on deck to launch this exciting new venture for morning shoppers

Come along and support your local community social enterprise:
Get there early for the best bargains and please bring your own recyclable bags!

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South Brisbane People’s Market Monthly Raffle !!

Tickets available at South Brisbane People’s Market 15 Hope Street South Brisbane every Thursday between 11am and 3pm

Visit us to check the weekly specials and our baked goods from the kitchen of Brisbane Common Ground

About South Brisbane

Wikipedia  provides a good introduction to South Brisbane. However, to say that ” South Brisbane has emerged as fashionable, high density, modern residential area, given its proximity to the city centre and good public transport links.” leaves out the colour vibrancy and diversity that continues to thrive around the Kurilpa Peninsula.

The suburb shares the upheaval of history with its sister suburb, West End. South Brisbane’s hsitory can be bookmarked by European sttlement, the building of the Railway Station and  World Expo ’88.

Have a look at the Google Images from South Brisbane. There are more images in the South Brisbane History Collection.

The Facebook Page for South Brisbane

The Facebook Page for South Brisbane Station

The Facebook Page for South Bank Brisbane

My hope is that this site will provide a space for residents, visitors and tourists to share their experiences, memories and impressions of this wonderful space.

Supporting Brisbane Common Ground

Support Brisbane Common Ground

Brisbane Common Ground

Brisbane Common Ground is an innovative, supportive housing development under construction at 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane. The design and function of the apartment complex is adapted from a model of supportive housing first pioneered by Roseanne Haggerty in New York City 20 years ago.

When it opens in mid-2012, Brisbane Common Ground will provide 146 studio and one-bedroom units for people on low incomes and people who were formerly homeless.

There is a nationwide impetus to address homelessness in real, measured terms.

The Australian Government in its White Paper on Homelessness, The Road Home, has set nationwide targets, to be achieved by 2020, of reducing overall homelessness by half and offering housing to all people who sleep rough.

The Queensland Government has committed to these targets and together, through the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, governments are funding housing and support services focussed on providing permanent solutions to homelessness for individuals and families.

Through creative design, services, affordability, and social mix, Brisbane Common Ground aims to meet the needs of people who have lived on the streets. People will have a permanent home providing safety and security, and the services required to sustain their tenancies and be active members of the community.

In the spirit of ‘homelessness is everyone’s responsibility’, Brisbane Common Ground is being delivered through a government-business-community partnership. The capital cost and support services are being funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments and the building constructed by Grocon at cost. The onsite support services to tenants will be provided by not-for-profit organisation Micah Projects. A not-for-profit property and tenancy manager will also be part of the partnership.

Historic Kurilpa

Electoral district of Kurilpa – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Your Brisbane: Past and Present publishes a series of historical pieces including some from South Brisbane:

St Andrew’s Anglican Church South Brisbane

Corner Vulture St and Stanley St, South Brisbane – revisited

South Brisbane Library

South Brisbane Railway Station

South Brisbane Town Hall

South Brisbane Catholic Church

Allgas Energy Building, Southbank Parklands

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