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November 2019

Lillian Cooper and Josephine Bedford by John Earwaker

November 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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When Josephine Bedford and her companion Lilian Cooper arrived in Brisbane from London in 1891 they found a frontier town of some 50,000 people with a network of largely unsealed roads; poor sanitation; and 61 doctors. Lilian had been recruited at the request of the governor’s wife Lady Norman who had recognized the need for a female medical practitioner in the colony. They soon overcame the inherent prejudice to create a presence in the town. Lilian established her surgical reputation through her…

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RHSQ 2019 Annual General Meeting and Clem Lack Oration

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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6pm: Annual General Meeting Agenda 6:45 pm Clem Lack Oration  by Ian Townsend: A Perfect Cyclone: Exploring the 1899 Pearling Fleet Disaster. – Mahina, the worst cyclone in north Australian history Please RSVP to the office by 25 November. Do not forget to hand in your nominations by 13 November!

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A Camouflage Opera

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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A Camouflage Opera / György Kurtág: Attila József - Fragments The German notion of Gesamtkunstwerk — a synthesis of disparate art forms brought together in harmonious collusion to express a unified vision — is central to this new groundbreaking musical-theater work that will be premiered at the Commissariat Store Museum. Based on Kurtág’s only work for unaccompanied voice generates multiple trajectories and continuities across a diverse field of fragmentary utterances and literary and musical associations. Staged by Stephen Danzig and described…

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December 2019

Separation Day Celebrations 2019

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The President and Members of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland invite you and your friends on the occasion of the separation of Queensland from New South Wales on the 10th December in 1859,  in the presence of patron of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland  Special Guest Speaker: Ralph Devlin AM QC The program includes the award ceremony for the Art and Essay competition for primary school students 110 years of…

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Edward Barton: father of the electricity industry in Qld

December 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Edward Gustavus Campbell Barton- 1858 -1942 - The father of the Electricity Supply Industry in Queensland The presentation will cover the contribution that Edward Barton made as a pioneering Electrical Engineer and who laid the foundations for the start of the electricity supply industry in Queensland, Born in Melbourne in 1858, his early training in Germany , Scotland and England prepared him for his role in Brisbane, commissioning and operating the first Government Printery power station in 1886. He then started…

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