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June 2021

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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July 2021

A Look at Adelaide Street

July 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Book here   Adelaide Street is home to some of Brisbane's most historically significant sites, including Anzac Square, Central Station and City Hall. Join Terry Tolhurst for this look at Adelaide Street and its rich history. Terry Tolhurst was involved in Records Management nearly all his working life. He worked in Canberra in the Commonwealth Public Service and then in Queensland with a Records Management Software company. He was the Records Guru at Queensland Rail before becoming its first FOI…

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September 2021

Waterworks Road: The Track that made Brisbane

September 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Book here   This presentation provides a visual and descriptive history of Brisbane’s early water supply system, and its critical importance for the development of the town in the late 1800s. For the colony’s first forty years, residents relied on a murky reservoir located on the edge of the town centre for their water supply, together with their own roofwater collection. The construction of the Enoggera Reservoir and its supply pipeline tunnelling through the hills of Ashgrove and Bardon in…

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RHSQ Book Fair

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

For the first time since The Royal Historical Society of Queensland was established in 1913, we are having a major sale of historical books, journals and magazines now excess to our collection. Over 700 publications will be offered to the public on Sunday 26 September 2021 between 10am and 3pm. Most of the books date from the 19th and 20th centuries, but some are from the 18th century such as 30 volumes of Viner’s Law from 1792. The fascinating Filial…

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