Family Stories of New Farm Park

New Farm Park is a place of wonderful family memories for many people – it is where many of life’s special moments, big and small, have taken place.

Countless weddings, birthdays, baby showers and engagements have been celebrated on the sprawling green lawns, in the rotunda or among the roses. But just as special are the hours spent by families as they bond over a trip to the playground, a game of soccer or cricket, or a stroll along the riverwalk.

We want to preserve these family stories so they can become a treasured part of the park’s legacy. Share with us your own family moments in New Farm Park so that we can one day fill a whole book of family stories.

Email admin@newfarmpark.com.au with your story and contact details. Photos enthusiastically encouraged!

Family Stories

The red roses on the hill

By AnneMarie White OAM It’s Saturday afternoon in early December. I am walking along the river walk of New Farm Park and all around me are groups of people picnicking, playing games, chatting and eating. They are all so happy. The atmosphere is one of a grateful community embracing the picturesque setting that New Farm

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Wartime recollections of New Farm Park

Wartime recollections of New Farm Park Many a meeting in New Farm Park is memorable for park visitors, but this wartime recollection from Jim MacDonald, a boy at the time, is still fascinating 80 years on. Mr MacDonald penned his memoirs which included experiences when growing up at 16 Oxlade Drive, New Farm. Born at

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A “tightly-knit” Italian community

A “tightly-knit” Italian community By Prue Hartley   Since its establishment in 1914, New Farm Park has developed a rich history, and 57-year-old Sicilian immigrant, Mariangela Stagnitti, is just one story of the many. Ms Stagnitti reminisces on New Farm in the 70’s as a tightly knit Italian community and the park as a place

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Family Memories of New Farm Park from Teresa Gambaro

Family Memories of New Farm Park from Teresa Gambaro New Farm Park is a place of wonderful family memories for many people – it is where many of life’s special moments, big and small, have taken place. We want to preserve these family stories so they can become a treasured part of the park’s legacy.

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Share your family story!

Email admin@newfarmpark.com.au with your story and contact details. Photos are enthusiastically encouraged!