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December 2021

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

Uncovering a Lost Culture: Australian Convict Dance 1788-1840

February 9, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Although it was recognised that convicts brought their popular culture when transported to colonial Australia, little was known of the details. Dr Heather Blasdale Clarke has investigated the culture of dance and music which was important for these forced migrants by examining Old Bailey Court Transcripts, Medical Journals from convict ships, newspaper reports in the colony, and contemporary art and literature. These resources have revealed a remarkable amount of information about non-elite music and dance in the late 18th and…

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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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