Welcome to the neighbourhood's local history site!

The members of the Coopers Plains Local History Group are dedicated to the production, preservation, and celebration of the histories that forms the local identity of the Coopers Plains region.

The general history of Coopers Plains takes up a large part of the south-central area of the Brisbane metropolis. The early convict outstation & rural community was one of the first non-indigenous settlements in the Moreton Bay province, along with Redcliffe, Edenglassie or the town of Brisbane as it became, and Nundah.

 The Coopers Plains Local History Group gathers & archives:

We research & publish history for the southern Brisbane suburbs of:

  • Acacia Ridge
  • Archerfield
  • Coopers Plains
  • Macgregor
  • Nathan Heights
  • Robertson
  • Rocklea
  • Salisbury

Recent Announcements

  • Local Community Commemoration of 1982 Commonwealth Games The local history organisations on the Southside are providing the opportunity for Brisbane to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Commonwealth Games.  On Saturday October 6 a commemorative afternoon ...
    Posted 11 Sep 2012, 21:36 by Neville Buch
  • Walking Tours of Coopers Plains & Sunnybank, September 2012 As part of the Peak to Peak Festival, there is a heritage walking tour of Coopers Plain on Tuesday 4 September, 7.30am to 10.00am. Departs from the Henley ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2012, 01:56 by Neville Buch
  • Donation of Adam McCafferty Photographs to State Library During a recent sorting of the Coopers Plains Local History Group files, two professional quality photographs  by Adam McCafferty was discovered. Given that the subjects of photographs were not related ...
    Posted 13 Jul 2011, 19:31 by Neville Buch
  • Queensland State Archives Exhibition on Dutch Immigration The Queensland State Archives have an online digital image exhibition on Dutch immigration to Queensland. Much of the history is associated with Coopers Plains,  and the collection can be viewed ...
    Posted 1 Aug 2011, 19:01 by Neville Buch
  • Coopers Plains Local History Group to Develop Archival Database The Coopers Plains Local History Group is looking at using a database to record electronically information on its archival documents, and will also store the digital copy of each document ...
    Posted 12 Oct 2011, 21:28 by Neville Buch
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