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October 2019

Brisbane Open House 2019

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free

Visit the Commissariat Store on Brisbane Open House! Free entry all day and special activities: The Yard will showcase a penny farthing and a coventry rotary tricyle. Big sale of history art, fiction and non-fiction books for $1 dollar - except the FOLIOs!    

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Joint Symposium in Stanthorpe

October 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stanthorpe and District Historical Society Museum, 12 High Street
Stanthorpe, Queensland Australia
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$25

A Joint Symposium by The Royal Historical Society of Queensland And The Stanthorpe and District Historical Society and Museum Tickets ($25 pp) can be booked through the museum's email. Program (download it here) 12.30: Lorene Long: Welcome by the SDHS president and the Mayor 12.35: Mayor Tracy Dobie of the Southern Downs Regional Council: Launch of the Conference Session one (12.30-2.00 pm): Chair: RHSQ president, Stephen Sheaffe 12.45-1.05 pm: Professor Roger Willis: The Rise and Fall of Amiens, 1.05-1.25 pm: Lorene Long:…

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Special event BOH – Ensemble in Residence 3.: Garden of Weeds

October 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$25 – $30

The Fragments Ensemble, together with the Commissariat Store invite you into their home for Brisbane Open House. This special concert will feature chamber music for soprano, clarinet and piano - performed by internationally acclaimed Brisbane musicians: Judit Molnar, Rianne Wilschut and Brieley Cutting. The concert program brings together a unique selection from serious and light-hearted compositions, including Leonard Bernstein's comical musical masterpiece "I Hate Music” and the six fleeting and rather dated Clerihew Songs - a witty anecdote about a famous…

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November 2019

A pictorial history of forestry in Queensland

November 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The institute of Foresters of Australia together with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland welcome renowned forest history enthusiast, John Huth to present a lifetime collection of photos that recount the history of forestry in Queensland. Please contribute $5 donation to the Royal Historical Society of Queensland (a donation box weill be available) at the event. Card payment accepted at reception. RSVP to Kerrie Catchpoole by 28 October 2019. Those who wish to enjoy a refreshment after the event can…

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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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