In Memory of John Stubbs who passed away peacefully May 31 2017 : We will miss him and Joan who passed away June 21 2007.
After living in a rented house at Graceville, Brisbane , John, Joan, Jen and Philip move to 107 Harts Road Indooroopilly , Brisbane, in early 1964.
Matthew was born in 1969! I tell the tale of being at home the night mum gave birth and dad was watching tv – I guess looking after us kids.
http://www.ourindooroopilly.com/brisbane-river-map.html( Historical and contemporary depiction of the Brisbane River).INDOOROOPILLY pictures ( From early to 107 Harts Road )INDOOROOPILLY.personal memories
Mum with Kimmie at mooloolaba
School: We kids went to Ironside Primary School , St Lucia, St Aidan’s Girls school, Corinda,(Jen) and Brisbane Boys College, Toowoong.( The boys)
Indooroopilly State School: Opened in 1870, and the brick building opened around 1930. William Alexander Wilson, who owned property in St Lucia early on, married a Miss Ironside, giving clue to the name. Sugar cane used to be grown in the area, which was imported from St Lucia , West Indies. Mr. Wilson was born in St Lucia, hence the suburb was named for his birthplace. Today’s St Lucia Golf club house was originally the home of a Mr. Dart of the St. Lucia Sugar Mill.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/35920596?searchTerm=ironside state school&searchLimits=
BBC: Toowong brisbane boys college opening college buildings 1931
St. Aidan’s shool opened in 1928:http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/21348191?searchTerm=st. aidan’s corinda&searchLimits=l-title=16
Favourite places at the Beach: Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach, and especially Tugun ( early 1970’s). We will be writing about retirement in another post – John and Joan lived at Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast from around 1992.
In Memory of John Stubbs