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81-Year-Old Queensland author launches book for first time since 1988

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81-Year-Old Queenslander Libby Wager Launches Book for First Time Since 1988

A new version of the publication originally compiled by Libby Wager in 1988, with additional text and some new or upgraded illustrations.

This book has been developed and printed as an initiative of the Kenmore and District Historical Society Inc, whose area of interest covers Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket and Pullenvale.

About Libby Wager

Libby Wager is a sixth generation Queenslander. From her own experience and that of her forebears and their neighbours, she has over many years compiled a huge resource of information and sourced historical images connected with the various western suburbs of Brisbane.

The ‘Wager’s Ageless Series’ reference frequently quoted in this book refers to her 1350 page alphabetical index of historic information and images compiled over many years of research.

This Edition of ‘Focus on Pullenvale’ is primarily based on Libby Wager’s 1988 Bicentenary booklet of the same name, now sold out by popular demand.

This extended version of the 1988 book includes additional material sourced by the Kenmore and District Historical Society, as well as original photographs and information collected by the Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre.

It is reproduced in 2019 to remind some - and enlighten others - about our priceless heritage.

Kenmore and District Historical Society, 2019

From Ron Tooth, Libby was working with Ron when she wrote the initial book

The Old Pullenvale School may well have been just a memory by 1988, had not the community voiced a desire to retain the building and residence as an important part of the district's heritage.

This book gives brief glimpses of some events and people who helped shape the district from humble beginnings.

Due to a dream of Ron Tooth and Libby Wager (Ron as principal and Libby as aide for the new venture) there grew an exciting complex of educational assets that enabled teachers, students and the community to better understand what has happened in the past and, equally important, what might be an influence in the future.

As a result the Pullenvale Field Study Centre came into being with the opening of the 1982 school year, charged with the responsibility of examining the natural, cultural and historical environments.

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