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October 2021

Queensland’s Earliest Surveyors: Who, What and Where – SOLD OUT

October 9 @ 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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The Fickle Fortunes of a Mount Morgan Miner and His Family

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Book here   Fortunato Stablum was born in the alpine region of present Northeast Italy. He immigrated to Australia in 1911 to work as a mining labourer in Broken Hill. In 1916 he began working for Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company, Queensland, married a local girl and had a family. By his mid-forties he had contracted the disease miner’s phsthsis (silicosis). He died in Rockhampton in 1935. The article 'Fortunato Stablum: the fortunes of an Italian mining labourer and the…

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November 2021

Making a Fresh Start: Tasmanian Female Ex-convicts in Free Settlement Queensland

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

Book here It is estimated that up to 50,000 former convicts left Van Diemen's Land, mainly bound for Victoria, before and after transportation to the island colony ended in 1853. Others ventured further afield, including to New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand. Among these emancipated Tasmanian convicts were women, along with their husbands and children, who travelled north to Queensland from the 1850s right through to the first decade of the 1900s. This presentation will explore the stories…

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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 – $10

Book here   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.…

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December 2021

Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864

December 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Book here Year of Disaster by Oxley author, Duncan Richardson, tells the story of 1864, the worst year in Brisbane’s history. In that year, typhoid, cyclone and three major fires combined over nine months to make the citizens seriously reassess the way they were living and change the face of the city for ever. The cyclone wrecked buildings, sank ships and brought a flood that destroyed houses and farms forcing some people to abandon everything and move on. The fires…

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