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June 2021

Dilbaal ‘Rising Tide’: A conference to honour two cultures

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
PCYC Cooktown, 3 May Street
Cooktown, Queensland 4895 Australia
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$35

Book here   The Council and members of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invites you to this conference to commemorate Lieut James Cook’s contributions to cartography, hydrography, exploration and science and his time at Cooktown. Registration from 8.30am / Commencement at 9.00am Please note that tickets are limited due to social distancing requirements. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price. Speakers include: Captain Cook: A Shared History - Alberta Hornsby and Loretta Sullivan Banks and Solander -…

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July 2021

A Look at Adelaide Street

July 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free

Book here   Adelaide Street is home to some of Brisbane's most historically significant sites, including Anzac Square, Central Station and City Hall. Join Terry Tolhurst for this look at Adelaide Street and its rich history. Terry Tolhurst was involved in Records Management nearly all his working life. He worked in Canberra in the Commonwealth Public Service and then in Queensland with a Records Management Software company. He was the Records Guru at Queensland Rail before becoming its first FOI…

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August 2021

RHSQ Book Fair

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$5 – $10

Calling all bookworms!   Join us for our first ever book fair. Hundreds of books, mainly dealing with Queensland and Australian history, will be sold along with rare convict-made bricks. There will also be periodicals, magazines and some novels for sale. Some books are over 130 years old.   $5 adult entry fee $2.50 under 15yo entry fee $10 family entry fee   For members of the RHSQ, Saturday 14 August is our members-only day. Nab a bargain before anyone…

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November 2021

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

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. Clem Lack Oration A Continuous Thread: The Lebanese Presence in South Brisbane, Woolloongabba and West End Anne Monsour The earliest record of Syrian/Lebanese in Queensland is of two people in Brisbane in 1884. By 1889, there…

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