All tagged Graceville

Suburban dentist, a salt works, and one of Queensland’s most important female novelists

I am thinking of renaming this blog The Rabbit Hole, or, alternatively, ‘Two Degrees of Separation’, because the number of times I start an article with one story and finish with another is amazing. Just down the road from where I live is a suburban dental practice. No surprises there. But what is fascinating is the building in which it is housed. And the fascinating connections made through time and space to one of Queensland’s most important and prodigious female novelists, Mrs Campbell Praed.

Walter Taylor’s beautiful church

Down in suburban Graceville is a white-iced confection of a church. It was bequeathed to the area by the remarkable Walter Taylor. This is its story and a small chapter of his, too. Walter Taylor leaves an indelible mark on Brisbane, passing on a legacy of buildings, small and large, as well as the bridge that connects the suburbs of Graceville and Chelmer – his home turf – to much of Brisbane. 

Going through the hoops

The Graceville Croquet Club’s cute-as-a-button clubhouse, erstwhile known as the pavilion, is on Appel Street in the Graceville Memorial Park. The club is one of eight in the Brisbane City Council's area. Why not consider giving the game a go?