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

May
16
Thu
7:15 pm Disloyal Queenslanders and WW1 i... @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Disloyal Queenslanders and WW1 i... @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
May 16 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
This month’s guest speaker is Cara Downes from the National Archives of Australia, Brisbane office.  Cara will be talking about disloyal Queenslanders and WW1 internment with a focus on Brisbane people.
May
21
Tue
all-day Tour to Port of Brisbane
Tour to Port of Brisbane
May 21 all-day
Join us for a tour of the Port of Brisbane.  We will be departing the Wynnum Community Centre at 9.30am and anticipate returning about 3.30pm. Our first stop will be morning tea the Seafarer’s Mission[...]
Jun
20
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Jun 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Jul
18
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Aug
15
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Aug 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Sep
19
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Oct
17
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Nov
21
Thu
7:15 pm Christmas break up @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Christmas break up @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 

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