History

A 40-year community legacy

By Evie Drinnan A group of local women created a lasting impact when they founded the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (NFNC) 40 years ago. They saw the need for a food co-op and set up the NFNC in Hawthorne St, before it moved to its current location three years later. These days, the centre connects […]

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Local man’s boatload of photos

Local man’s boatload of photos By Evie Drinnan New Farm local Ken Morris has been photographing boats on his front verandah for 20 years. His website, Humbug Boats, boasts a collection of almost 4,000 photos, arranged into categories such as Coastguard, Historical, Super Motor Yachts and Trawlers. “Why do I do it? I like recording

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Thirty years of chronicles

A community group dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of New Farm is about to mark a milestone of its own. The New Farm and Districts Historical Society turns 30 this year and members are keen for local residents to join in the celebrations. Society President Desley Garnett said the society had its beginnings

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New Farm: 50 Stories

Must have for Xmas Local historian and author Gerard Benjamin has released his latest book New Farm 50 Stories just in time to make sure it makes it under the Christmas Tree. Gerard said his previous books, Reflections on New Farm (co-written with the late Gloria Grant), 2008, and Homes with History on the New

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New Farm Historical Society

“Gathering information from the past….preserving it for the future.” This is the long-time motto of the very popular New Farm Historical Society, which does good works in these parts. They host very well-attended monthly meetings in Merthyr Road, always featuring a formidable array of guest speakers, followed by a sumptuous courtyard afternoon tea. The Society

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