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April 2021

The Pipe Organs of Gympie: Acquired during the Gold Rush

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

This talk will feature the four renowned pipe organs that came from some of the best builders in England in the late 1890s. They were ordered by the four major Gympie Churches and are still in use today, remaining basically unaltered. David Vann started his interest in pipe organ as a student at Brisbane Grammar School. He commenced lessons with Brisbane organist Archie Day, and by the time he left BGS he was the organist at a church at Eagle…

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May 2021

Why Did the Seven Fly on the Stinson That Day?

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

Many know the amazing story of the Stinson crash on 19 February 1937 on the Lamington Plateau and local hero Bernard O'Reilly's trek to save two survivors. However, not many know the stories behind the seven people who took the flight and why they were so keen to take off even with a threatening severe weather pattern (cyclonic) off the coast. Philip Castle, an historian, has looked closely at the cause of the crash and the motives for those who…

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Burke & Wills Conference: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Robert O’Hara Burke

May 29 @ 9:30 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 celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert O'Hara Burke in Ireland. Booking is essential. Ticket price includes the conference and morning tea. More information can be found here. 9am registration for 9.30am start. Speakers: Dr David Phoenix The Dig Tree Dilemma: Why Brahe's Tree is the Real Dig Tree David Dodd Dr Hermann Beckler MD: A German Doctor in Practice in…

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June 2021

Queensland Day Dinner

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$140 – $150

The President and Members of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and The Professional Historians Association (Qld) Request the pleasure of your company at the 2021 Queensland Day Dinner and the presentation of the John and Ruth Kerr Medal for Distinction to be held at The Brisbane Club 241 Adelaide St, Brisbane City on Saturday 5 June 2021 6:30pm drinks for 7pm commencement Special Guest Speaker His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland Patron of The…

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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

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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