Members of the Coopers Plains Local History Group, like a number of other community groups, use the Coopers Plains Municipal Library as their work base and storage site. In June 1989, a public meeting was held to float the idea of forming a local history group, and from early in 1990 this group formed and has been functioning since.
The members of this group, over the years, have gathered information, photographs, maps and oral histories of Coopers Plains, Salisbury, Rocklea, Acacia Ridge and Archerfield – the five Brisbane suburbs that now make up the original Cowper’s Plains. The Brisbane suburbs of Robertson and Macgregor were added to the CPLHG’s areas of interest in 2011.A number of books and booklets on these suburbs have been compiled and an ever growing collection of the area’s past is maintained in the Coopers Plains Library.
The Local Area Collection in the library gives public access to some of the Coopers Plains Local History Group’s collection and a display case within the library helps create public interest in the history of the local area.Members of the CPLHG assist local schools, community groups and researchers upon request. If our members can assist with the history of these areas, please make contact.
During 2011 the Coopers Plains Local History Group began to increase their use and access to electronic databases and internet technologies. Monthly CPLHG Newsletters are now emailed out to those with internet linkages and a CPLHG website and scanning of photographs and documents, a long term process, are underway.
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