Our aim is to gather and record local history before it is lost

Oral Histories

Oral History Project

Our oral history project, Bayside Stories, is now up and running. If you would like to share your memories of the Wynnum Manly area, please contact Sharee Cordes via email oralhistory@wmhs.org.au or by phone on 0408 232 158 who will arrange a convenient time to meet with you to discuss the project.

The project will wind up in May culminating in a presentation of some short digital stories during Heritage Week.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, there is still time to come forward with any history of the area you would like to share.

Completed oral histories

Bustling Wynnum by Fay Smith (2016)

Working at the cannery by Jim Bass (2016)

Irvine’s Store (short story) by Fay Smith (2016)

School milk (short digital story) by Ian Wheeler (2016)

Ian’s Tip Top story by Ian Wheeler (2016)



Upcoming Events

1:15 pm 1864 Brisbane burning by Sharyn ... @ Wynnum Library
1864 Brisbane burning by Sharyn ... @ Wynnum Library
Jul 15 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Sharyn has recently published a book about the 1864 great fire of Brisbane.  Come along and join us as Sharyn tells us about this event. Afternoon tea is provided.  Entry cost is a gold coin[...]
9:00 am Bus tour to Sandgate
Bus tour to Sandgate
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
We are proposing a bus tour to the Sandgate Historical Museum.  Further details will be available in the near future but if you are interested, please put your name down early to avoid disappointment.  There[...]

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