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December 2019

Separation Day Celebrations 2019

December 10, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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February 2020

Emigrant: The Ship of Death by Jane Smith

February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The Emigrant sailed into Moreton Bay in August 1850 after four terrible months at sea. It was the second government-assisted immigrant ship to come directly to Moreton Bay, in a scheme that aimed to boost the growth of free Brisbane and remove the stains of its convict past. Some 276 poor settlers from England and Ireland boarded the ship in Plymouth, hoping to build a better life in Australia. Typhus and other maladies killed around twenty on the voyage, and the…

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Chamber concert by Karlsruher Konzertduo

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$30

Enjoy the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Ravel and de Falla on a summer night (Programme Brisbane)! Cool down with some complimentary drinks before the concert. There will be be no intermission. /**/ The Karlsruhe Concert-Duo with cellist Reinhard Armleder and pianist Dagmar Hartmann has been in existence since 1999 and has established itself as a successful and sought-after duo in Germany and abroad, not least through winning several international competitions.  The duo regularly earns high praise and fascinates…

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March 2020

Irishness on Parade: St Patrick’s Day in Brisbane 1885-2019 by Rodney and Robin Sullivan

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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This presentation surveys St Patrick’s Day parades in Brisbane from their origin in 1885 to 2019. Some attention will be paid to fluctuations in the relative importance attached to events in Ireland and Australia. The processions show how Irishness was portrayed and changed over time. They responded to changing national and international contexts. St Patrick’s Day marchers, floats and symbols reflected the changing priorities of participants over the decades.  

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