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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

Book here   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…

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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

Book here   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. Papers: The Dig Tree Dilemma: Why Brahe's Tree is the Real Dig Tree Dr David Phoenix Archival evidence indicates that the coolabah tree currently known…

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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

Book here   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…

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The Brisbane Line

June 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free

Book here   In 1943 the Australian public became aware of a rumoured plan to abandon all of Australia, north of Brisbane, to the Japanese in the event of an invasion. Denied by Politicians and Military Chiefs alike, the 'Brisbane Line', as it became known, was given more credence when General MacArthur referred to it in a GHQ communiqué. Darryl Schmidt, a member of the United Service Club, will deliver a presentation on the 'Brisbane Line' asking – was it…

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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

Book here   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 -…

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