Centenary of Frank Sinatra's birth part of open day theme

THE war that gave rise to Margaret Mitchell's epic Gone with the Wind and the TV series The American Civil War ended 150 years ago.

What has that to do with us? Quite a lot actually. A number of ACW veterans settled in Australia some buried in Toowong Cemetery.

That same year closer to home, Fernberg House was constructed, later to become the residence of the Governor of Queensland. That same year again, railways came to Queensland.

These events are part of this year's theme for our annual open day entitled '1865-2015: 150 years of history' being staged at Enoggera Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 18, from 9.30am.

For 1915 amid the trauma of World War I, we will commemorate in song (how else?) the centenary of the birth of Frank Sinatra.

Three of our local schools, Hillbrook and Enoggera and Mitchelton State, with promotions of their own, will take part.

Queensland Family History Society will be on hand to help you research your ancestors, civilian and military.

Our own collection of photos and memorabilia will show those 150 years as part of Enoggera and district's local history.

In the meantime, if you have any research of your own you would like to do, our library in Trundle Street (refidex 139A10) is open each Thursday between 9am-1pm. Parking is available in Trundle Street and there is wheelchair access. The library is adjacent to Enoggera Station on the Ferny Grove line and to BCC bus routes 350, 390, 598 and 599.

Our publications, Enoggera Heritage Trail, Kedron Brook to Taylor Range, Mitchy Picture Show and Heritage Trail Davidson's paddock are available on demand.

For further information contact Dave on 3366 3191 or email edhs.secretary@gmail.com.

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