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March 2021

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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April 2021

The Pipe Organs of Gympie: Acquired during the Gold Rush

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free

This talk will feature the four renowned pipe organs that came from some of the best builders in England in the late 1890s. They were ordered by the four major Gympie Churches and are still in use today, remaining basically unaltered. David Vann started his interest in pipe organ as a student at Brisbane Grammar School. He commenced lessons with Brisbane organist Archie Day, and by the time he left BGS he was the organist at a church at Eagle…

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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. Download the programme 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 as Burke…

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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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