Annual General Meeting and Clem Lack Oration Recap

Annual General Meeting and Clem Lack Oration Recap

RHSQ Members and Guests gathered at the Commissariat Store on September 11, 2014 for the Annual General Meeting and Clem Lack Oration.

The AGM saw some changes to the Officer Bearers of the Society. Helen McMonagle stepped down as the President and will now serve as Immediate Past President on the Council. Dean Prangley stepped into the Presidents role, to be supported by Ché Aberdeen as Vice President. The Meeting thanked Helen with acclamation for her tireless dedication to the role over the last two years.

Jean Stewart retired from the Council at the AGM and was thanked with acclamation for over 20 years of dedicated service to the Society, including a term as President from 2004-2007.

It was the pleasure of the AGM, via Helen in her last official duty as President to award Jan Hess a well deserved Macgregor Medal. The Macgregor medal is awarded for conspicuous service, other than of a scholarly nature, to the Society by a member of not less than yen years standing.

Jan recently stepped down from her role as Hon. Exhibitions Curator. For many years Jan has been the driving force behind the fantastic and regularly changing exhibitions at the Commissariat Store Museum. Jan’s work has been seen and appreciated by thousands of visitors to the Museum during her time in the role.

Following the AGM David Gibson OAM engaged the audience with a lively and informative Clem Lack Oration “An Injured Soul – Flinders: The Antipodes and Beyond”. Thanks for engaging us with your presentation, David!

If you couldn’t make it next year we look forward to seeing you at next years AGM and Clem Lack Oration!

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is to be held on September 11, 2014.

Members of the Society are encouraged to attend the AGM an the following Clem Lack Oration.

Official Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Agenda

Department of Environment Heritage Protection ‘Everyone’s Environment’ Grants Round 3

Department of Environment Heritage Protection ‘Everyone’s Environment’ Grants Round 3

Applications are opened for the third round of the Everyone’s Environment Grants to eligible organisations and individuals across Queensland with applications closingAugust 15, 2014.

Applications are considered for projects which will undertake on-ground activities to help rejuvenate the environment in priority areas—in three different streams, conservation, heritage and research.

The conservation stream aims to help threatened species through habitat and species protection and environmental education. It also encourages projects which promote and link habitats in urban settings.

The heritage stream aims to help deliver conservation and understanding of our state’s built heritage and historic shipwrecks.

For more information see the departments website.

Annual Seminar Fast Approaching

Annual Seminar Fast Approaching

20140621_SeminarThe Royal Historical Society of Queensland is preparing for our annual history seminar, to be held on Saturday June 21 2014.

“Leichhardt in the 21st Century” will be held during  the morning of 21st June, at the Commissariat Store and an Archaeological excavation, site inspection and accompanying lectures, will be held in the afternoon, from 1pm – 4pm at the Schneider Lecture Theatre, Trade Coast Central, Schneider Road, Eagle Farm.

Map and more information will be available closer to the time. Transport available.

Download the flyer and programme of events here.

To register your attendance please contact the Commissariat Store.

Have your say on the review of the Queensland Heritage Act

Have your say on the review of the Queensland Heritage Act

Have your say on the review of the Queensland Heritage Act

The Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is seeking feedback on their discussion paper Our heritage: A collaborative effort – a review of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.

The paper and submission form are available at this link:

Our heritage: a collaborative effort

The discussion paper proposes changes to Queensland Heritage Act which aim to modernise the Heritage Act and clarify its intent; reduce unnecessary regulatory burden, particularly on heritage property owners and proponents; strengthen legislative protections for Queensland’s heritage places, while also promoting development; and, reinforce the important role played by local government in local heritage protection.

Consultation closes 20 June 2014.