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Brisbane’s First Street Markets – the Spring Hill Fair 1973

Having located a snippet of ephemera in the Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses collection at SLQ, Madonna Grehan, guest blogger and 2015 John Oxley Fellow, revisits the Spring Hill Fair, a vibrant community event. Local identity and antique dealer, Celia McNally MBE, has been credited with the idea of holding a fete at Spring Hill,... Read more
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