Saving the history of Bulimba has become ever so more important with the new wave of development that is coming into the area.
Many newcomers have no understanding of the events of the past and the significant part Bulimba played in the growth of Brisbane.
From the grandeur of Bulimba House being the oldest stone built house in Brisbane to the role of the river being the most important piece of infrastucture in early brisbane.
Bulimba s early boundaries were the Logan river to Dunwich right through to some parts on the the northside of the river. This prompted the newly formed group (2012) to take the name Bulimba District Historical Society the word district allowing the research of history that is no longer withing the suburbs modern boundaries. Within a year of forming the members voted to be incorporated so inc. was added to the name.
The group consists of volunteers from all walks of life some are descendants of original white settlers to new residents to the area.
Our aims are to collect and disseminate the history found through a variety of media for all to see.
We ask anyone who has stories, pictures, artifacts etc of any type to share their details to assist in creating an accurate record of the past. We offer a scanning service for documents, photographs, negatives, and slides for people who wish to donate their record of the past to the Society.
Other services offered are community talks and presentations of our current projects. Assisting individuals and community groups with information on local history. Collecting information and pictures of early Bulimba through to today's happenings.
Many of the descendants of early settlers will still say they live on Bulimba as in those early days Bulimba was considered to be the Island as the only transport to the city was the ferry.
We thank the Brisbane City Council for sponsoring us with a grant. Bulimba District Historical Society.

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