This is. Maxine Silverstro, Nundah & Districts Historical Society.

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“History belongs to everyone. Dust off the archives and share it!”

Born and bred in Nundah, Maxine is a bit of an expert on the early German missionary settlement of Nundah (Turrbul land) and the stories of those who lived and died here during this time.

Although now living outside of Nundah, Maxine’s sense of public service brings her back a few times per week to join the team as the secretary for the Nundah & Districts Historical Society.

Maxine is determined to modernise and share the archives via the introduction of the Facebook page which she and the team lovingly update.

A former state public servant and mother of two adult children, Maxine fell in love with a very handsome Italian man in her youth and later married him – after learning to speak Italian! They started their family while living in Italy but sadly, Maxine lost her love to an illness while he was still young. The Italian influence lives on – she has bulk tomato sauce cook-ups and has quite the collection of statues in her garden.

The Nundah & Districts Historical Society is a non-profit organisation that relies on book sales, donations and memberships to keep its doors open. The Society was founded in 1984 and maintains records, photographs, maps and documents of the Nundah districts and of the pioneers of the district.

For more information visit the Nundah & Districts Historical Society Facebook page.

This is. series focuses on Nundah locals, interviewed and photographed by local contributor Gaylia Lee. Read more local stories here.