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February 2021

Dig Tree Blazes Exhibition Launch – SOLD OUT

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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You are invited to the launch of the Dig Tree exhibition at the Commissariat Store Museum. Join us for an evening of drinks and view the recently installed exhibition completed by Planet Productions. More information can be found here.

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Sir Samuel Griffith: A political life

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Legislative Council Chamber, Queensland Parliament House
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
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$35 – $40

Sir Samuel Griffith, barrister, twice premier and chief justice of Queensland and Australia – a man of complexity, intellect and wide ranging interests… a leading figure in Queensland politics. A seminar presented by the Queensland Parliament and The Royal Historical Society of Queensland (RHSQ) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Samuel Griffith. You can find more information here. Speakers Emeritus Prof Kay Saunders AM Dr Denver Beanland AM Seminar Program • The clever scholarship boy •…

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March 2021

Writing Women into the history of the Queensland Irish Association, 1898-2020: Challenges, Culture and Contributors

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

The presentation attempts a gender-oriented analysis of the Queensland Irish Association (QIA). This organisation, formed in Brisbane in 1898 by members of a disbanded ethnic military corps, the Queensland Irish Volunteers, was constituted as a male-only body with female relatives confined to ancillary, though not unimportant, roles. We explore male members’ attitudes towards gender and the masculine culture encoded in the Association’s symbols, processions, songs, oratory, and recreational activities. Full and equal female membership was won incrementally between 1971 and…

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Burke and Wills Back Under the Stars – CANCELLED

March 26 @ 6:00 pm
Amphitheatre, Memorial Park
Thargomindah, Queensland Australia
$32.74

PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE FLOODING IN WESTERN QUEENSLAND.   Come and enjoy a night under the stars at the Thargomindah Memorial Park and help celebrate the official premiere of the new Burke and Wills Dig Tree promotional video. Free glass of champagne on entry. Welcome address. Premier of promotional video in the amphitheater. Enjoy your main meal and dessert under the stars. Bar will be available for the purchase of a selection of…

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Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project launch – CANCELLED

March 27 @ 12:00 pm
Dig Tree Reserve, Dig Tree Road
320km west of Thargomindah, Queensland Australia
Free

PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE FLOODING IN WESTERN QUEENSLAND.   Come and join the opening of The Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project. The event will be launched by the Mayor of the Bulloo Shire Council, Cr John Ferguson OAM. The Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project is a major conservation project and was proudly funded by the Queensland Government in association with The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and Bulloo Shire Council. Water…

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