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March 2021

Writing Women into the history of the Queensland Irish Association, 1898-2020: Challenges, Culture and Contributors

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The presentation attempts a gender-oriented analysis of the Queensland Irish Association (QIA). This organisation, formed in Brisbane in 1898 by members of a disbanded ethnic military corps, the Queensland Irish Volunteers, was constituted as a male-only body with female relatives confined to ancillary, though not unimportant, roles. We explore male members’ attitudes towards gender and the masculine culture encoded in the Association’s symbols, processions, songs, oratory, and recreational activities. Full and equal female membership was won incrementally between 1971 and…

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Burke and Wills Back Under the Stars

March 26 @ 6:00 pm
Amphitheatre, Memorial Park
Thargomindah, Queensland Australia

Come and enjoy a night under the stars at the Thargomindah Memorial Park and help celebrate the official premiere of the new Burke and Wills Dig Tree promotional video. Free glass of champagne on entry. Welcome address. Premier of promotional video in the amphitheater. Enjoy your main meal and dessert under the stars. Bar will be available for the purchase of a selection of wine, beer and spirits. Booking is essential.  

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Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project launch

March 27 @ 12:00 pm
Dig Tree Reserve, Dig Tree Road
320km west of Thargomindah, Queensland Australia

Come and join the opening of The Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project. The event will be launched by the Mayor of the Bulloo Shire Council, Cr John Ferguson OAM. The Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project is a major conservation project and was proudly funded by the Queensland Government in association with The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and Bulloo Shire Council. Water will be supplied. Please bring lunch with you. Booking is essential.  

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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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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 - Professor Darren Crayn…

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