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Joint Symposium in Stanthorpe

October 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


A Joint Symposium

by The Royal Historical Society of Queensland And The Stanthorpe and District Historical Society and Museum

Tickets ($25 pp) can be booked through the museum’s email.

Program (download it here)

12.30: Lorene Long: Welcome by the SDHS president and the Mayor

12.35: Mayor Tracy Dobie of the Southern Downs Regional Council: Launch of the Conference

Session one (12.30-2.00 pm):

Chair: RHSQ president, Stephen Sheaffe

12.45-1.05 pm: Professor Roger Willis: The Rise and Fall of Amiens,

1.05-1.25 pm: Lorene Long: An Overview of the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme,

1.25-1.45 pm: Professor John Pearn and Vena Pearn: TF Merry, Pioneer Merchant,

1.45-2.00 pm: Discussion and question time.

Afternoon tea: 2.00-2.30 pm

Session two (2.30-4.30)

Chair: SDHS president, Lorene Long

 2.30: Welcome by James Lister MP, Member for Southern Downs

 2.35-3.00: Dr Ruth Kerr: Love and Moffat’s shop

3.00-3.20: Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi: The Wine Industry of the District-the Ballandean Estate

3.20-3.40: Leon McCosker (aided by Des Day): Growing up on an Orchard:

3.40-4.00: Greg Hallam: Operation and Construction of the Railway from Warwick to Wallangarra

4.00-4.15: Discussion and Question time

4.15: Conference ends: Stephen Sheaffe: Vote of thanks



October 12
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland
The Stanthorpe and District Historical Society and Museum


Stanthorpe and District Historical Society Museum
12 High Street
Stanthorpe, Queensland Australia
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