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August 2019

Annual Seminar – Exploration: Sea, Sky and Land in Queensland

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Papers: Dr Denver Beanland: Connections in charting the Great Barrier Reef, 1770-1850 / Stephen Sheaffe: Captain Samuel Ashmore, navigator and marine surveyor / Bill Kitson: With Great Zeal: Charting the Qld Coast, 1860-1913 / Ian Jempson: The Mystery of John Oxley's Field Books - solved /  Dr Ray Kerkhove: The Casual Explorer: unknown and lesser-known expeditions of South-East Queensland / Prof John Pearn: Exploring the Heavens: Historical Vignettes from Queensland Read more about the papers, and download the program. Morning…

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September 2019

“To Work the Fair Ones Orderly and Well”

September 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The Management of Female Convict Labour at the Penal Station of Moreton Bay by Tasmin O'Connor For 18 years the settlement of Moreton Bay was a closed penal station, denying access to the free and freedom to the bond. Life on the settlement was defined by its founding principal - the need to put the terror back in the system. Some 2,000 convicts passed through Moreton Bay, the majority served between 7 and 14 years hard labour in chains and…

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Riverfire 2019

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia

Enjoy wood-fired pizza by Roam-In Pizza &  wine, beer and soft drinks, while watching Queensland’s most remarkable light display from the Commissariat Store courtyard. Friends and family are welcome. Please, check  transport options for the day because of bridge and road closures. Tickets: RHSQ members $40 / Guests $50 / Child U12 $10 (Ticket includes food and drinks) Date: 28 September Time: 5pm to 9pm Please let us know if you have dietary requirements in advance (GF/V). /**/

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October 2019

‘The rise and fall of Colonial Queensland’s three trading banks’ by Dr Denver Beanland

October 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The paper chronicles the economic successes and upheavals that eventually crushed the aspirations of Colonial Queensland’s Three Trading Banks. It traces the history of the three Queensland based, deposit-taking and note-issuing, trading banks that were established in the 1870s and 1880s; namely the Queensland National Bank Limited, Royal Bank of Queensland Limited and Bank of North Queensland Limited. These three banks were registered and incorporated under the Queensland Companies Act 1863. By tracing the banks history, Queensland’s economic development is also being…

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Brisbane Open House 2019

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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