20th Anniversary of the Chermside & Districts Historical Society

Ms WELLS (Lilley) (13:29): [by video link] This month is the 20th anniversary of the Chermside and Districts Historical Society in my electorate of Lilley. The society was established in the old Chermside State School, in 7th Brigade Park, by former member for Stafford Terry Sullivan and former councillor for Marchant Terry Hampson. It was opened by Mayor Jim Soorley back in 2001. They were three Labor stalwarts.

The society preserves and develops the history of the local area by researching and recording the stories of the people—Indigenous and immigrant—who have lived here, the events that have taken place and when, where, how and especially why they occurred. Today the society is led by its inestimable president Bradley Shilling. Thank you to Bradley and all of the volunteer society members, who work so hard to preserve Lilley's past for future generations to enjoy.