It was a big day for the New Farm and Districts Historical Society when Gerard Benjamin’s book Homes with History on the New Farm Peninsula was launched.
Former Queensland governor Penelope Wensley, a passionate history buff, travelled from Canberra to do the honours.
A record crowd turned out for the launch and to see the accompanying art exhibition which featured some stunning works by Trevor Downes, David Hinchliffe, Stewart Free, Jan Jorgensen, Lisbeth Thie and Philippa Webb who all have local connections. New Farm houses and streetscapes were prominent.
The book, a fascinating insight to grand old homes and their occupants, is available from Mary Ryan Bookshop, New Farm Editions or through the historical society, email firstname.lastname@example.org