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November 2021

Making a Fresh Start: Tasmanian Female Ex-convicts in Free Settlement Queensland

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Book here It is estimated that up to 50,000 former convicts left Van Diemen's Land, mainly bound for Victoria, before and after transportation to the island colony ended in 1853. Others ventured further afield, including to New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand. Among these emancipated Tasmanian convicts were women, along with their husbands and children, who travelled north to Queensland from the 1850s right through to the first decade of the 1900s. This presentation will explore the stories…

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AGM and Clem Lack Oration (A Continuous Thread: The Lebanese Presence in South Brisbane, Woolloongabba and West End)

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Book here   The Society’s annual general meeting and Clem Lack Oration will be held on Thursday 18 November at 5.30pm on the ground floor of the Commissariat Store Museum. To reach the quorum, we need at least 20 financial members to be present. Booking is essential. AGENDA 1. Opening, Attendance and Apologies 2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting 3. Consideration of the Annual Report of the President 4. Consideration of Audited Annual Financial Statement…

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December 2021

Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864

December 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Book here Year of Disaster by Oxley author, Duncan Richardson, tells the story of 1864, the worst year in Brisbane’s history. In that year, typhoid, cyclone and three major fires combined over nine months to make the citizens seriously reassess the way they were living and change the face of the city for ever. The cyclone wrecked buildings, sank ships and brought a flood that destroyed houses and farms forcing some people to abandon everything and move on. The fires…

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Separation Day Celebrations

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$45 – $50

The President and Council of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland   Invite you to attend the   2021 Separation Day Celebrations on the occasion of the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859   Special Guest Speaker Fiona Gardiner PSM   Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William Street 6pm to 7.30pm, Friday 10 December 2021   $45 members / $50 non-members + booking fee Dress: Smart casual   Booking essential. Please RSVP here by Friday 3 December

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February 2022

Queensland’s Earliest Surveyors: Who, What and Where – SOLD OUT

February 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$25 – $35

The President and Council of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invite you to this conference to commemorate some of Queensland's most significant early surveyors. Speakers: Bill Kitson – Preserving Queensland’s Surveying Heritage Brad Dalton – Matthew Flinders: A Life Well Travelled Darryl Low Choy – Mapping the Way: Military Surveyors of the Queensland Colonial Era Peter Wade – The Early Surveyors of Moreton Bay Graham Jensen - 'Renaissance Man': Surveyor Cecil Twisden Bedford Stephen Sheaffe – The Trial and…

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