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Mr. Jarrot’s Orangery

Early view of Indooroopilly taken from Finneys Hill United Silver Mine. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 80004

In 1859 Robert Jarrot senior (b. 21st April 1813, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, d. 9th January 1879, Brisbane Queensland) purchased land at Milton on what is now Sylvan Road. He is listed among the first 30 settlers of Toowong and Milton in J.B. Fewing’s book, Arcadian Simplicity: Memoirs of Toowong. Robert and his family cleared and farmed … Read more

Digital Story : Paniyiri Greek Festival of Brisbane (2009)

Dancers at the Paniyiri Greek Festival of Brisbane. From Journey from Yassou to G’Day digital stories. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

In 2009, a series of short digital stories highlighting the significant contributions the Greek community has made to Queensland’s agricultural, social, artistic and economic development were filmed through a partnership between the Greek Orthodox Community of Saint George Brisbane, the State Library of Queensland and Team Lacey Consultancy with funding from the Queensland Government’s Q150 … Read more