Norma Goodall – May you Rest in Peace.

It is with deep sadness we regret to advise that our Founding Member, the wonderful Norma Goodall, has passed away.

Our sincerest sympathies go to Norma’s beloved daughter Neryl, and family.

Norma gathered a few fellow doll-enthusiasts in her home back in 1976 & proposed they form a ‘club’. Hence the Brisbane Doll Society Inc was formed. Still going strong 43 years later, we have EVERYTHING to thank Norma for – her wondrous vision saw the club grow from those first 6 Members to what it is today! A simply FANTASTIC achievement for a hobby that has had its fair share of HIGHS & TROUGHS, the enthusiasm for preserving & collecting dolls today is stronger than ever!

THANK YOU NORMA for your beautiful spirit. We will never forget you!! – – VALE NORMA!

2019 – Monthly Meetings – Dates, Venues & Competitions

UPDATED AS AT 3/2/2019 – the following are 2019’s scheduled Meeting Dates, Venues & Competitions. **NOTE – APRIL’s MEETING DATE HAS CHANGED from MONDAY 1/4/19 to SUNDAY 7/4/19 as it is being held at a Member’s home. Also added some Information about Christmas Lunch.

*Note – These dates are NOT set in concrete so subject to change if necessary:-

MONDAY 4th February 2019 – Loganlea – Chinese New Year Doll

MONDAY 4th March – Clayfield – Barbie Doll (Barbie’s 60th Birthday Party!)

SUNDAY 7th April – Dianne Mitchell’s – Movie Doll

MONDAY 6th May – Clayfield – Doll with Pet Dog or Cat

MONDAY 3rd June – Loganlea – Clown Doll

MONDAY 1st July – Clayfield – Winter Doll

MONDAY 5th August – Loganlea – Rag Doll

MONDAY 2nd September – Clayfield – Doll from 1980’s

MONDAY 7th October – Loganlea – Spring Picnic Doll

MONDAY 4th November – Clayfield – Completed Workshop Entries Competition – i.e. Peddler Doll, Shadow Box with Lady and Fairy Garden.

DECEMBER (Date to be advised) – Competition – ‘Musical Doll’+ Competition / Display of completed Shadow Boxes & Peddler Dolls .**NOTE – Workshop Competition Entries MUST be made over the course of the year with kits supplied by workshop co-ordinator Julienne to be eligible for entry into Competition.

Funeral Service Details

Pamela Kay (AKA Pam) Macfarlane

Born in Australia on 11 April 1953
Passed away on 2 December 2018
Aged 65 years

Service Details

Funeral service will be held at Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Memorial Park, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, QLD on Tuesday, 18th December 2018 at 02:00 PM.

Sad News for Members

Bewitching Pam
Bewitching Pam

It is with deep sadness that we advise of the sudden passing of our beloved long-term Member Pam MacFarlane earlier this week.  Pam was well-loved and a Member of both Brisbane Doll Society Inc & the Northside Doll Circle.

Pam always had a cheery smile & was well-known for wearing her outrageous outfits to suit every special occasion – from Fairy to Witch & everything in-between.  The children in our club absolutely adored her as she was always playing fun games with them whenever she saw them.  She was a very enthusiastic Member & contributed in so many ways, always stepping in where necessary.  As she didn’t drive, Pam would take the bus to wherever she needed to go, and was seen at the most amazing places, often very far from her home in Stafford! Just picture the cute fairy on the bus with her trolley of dolls!!

Pam’s pet bird & the rest of her friends here will miss her dearly, and we all feel just so glad & privileged that we were all able to enjoy her precious company one last big day at our Christmas Party last Sunday.

Pam, we will truly miss you, and are deeply moved by

Pam's Elves Feet
Pam’s Elves Feet

our loss.


November 2018 Monthly Meeting @ Bar-Jai Community Centre – Clayfield QLD

Meeting Attendees
Meeting Attendees

Well, we’ve GRADUATED!  Instead of the top floor small Meeting Room at Bar-Jai, we have now opted to use the HUGE downstairs hall so are able to spread ourselves out in the ample surroundings! So from now on, that’s where you’ll find us.  We are also able to park on the lower street in Station Road as the entrance is more accessible for those less-mobile, although Haig Road is still fine for those with no mobility problems.

The Monthly Competition of ‘Oldest Doll’ brought some fine specimens out of the woodworks, with the winning entry a delightful Jumeau/ Bru dressed in

Competition_Oldest Doll

her original finery.

Kids Comp
Kids Comp



Adult Comp Winner
Adult Comp Winner

Raffle Prize winners Cheryl & Trish were more than happy with their lovely prizes.



Raffle 1stPrizeWinner_Cheryl


This month’s meeting was bittersweet, having to say farewell to Emily, one of our long-standing Members, who is moving to Townsville to be closer to her son & his family. We bid Emily a fond adieu!

President Elaine & Emily
President Elaine & Emily

Looking forward to the final event of the year now – our Annual Christmas Luncheon to be held at a new venue – the Salisbury Hotel on 2nd December.  See you there!


Peddler Doll from 1890's
Peddler Doll from 1890’s

Oldest Doll Comp Entry
Oldest Doll Comp Entry



Barbara & her Steamboat Charlie_Mickey Mouse

Audrey Presents Rotary’s Thank You Certificate for our donation to the Drought Fund

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