Our aim is to gather and record local history before it is lost

General meetings / Monthly lecture series

General Meetings / Monthly Lecture Series

All general meetings are held at the Wynnum Library, 145 Florence Street, Wynnum (entry is via lift with ample undercover parking under Woolworths) on the third Sunday of each month. Meetings commence at 1.15pm and conclude around 3pm with afternoon tea. Interesting speakers attend each meeting and there is a raffle and a door prize on offer. The meetings are open to members and visitors. Cost of attendance is a gold coin donation. Visitors are always welcome.

21 January 2018  –  DVD depicting the rebuilding and restoration of  Brisbane City Hall

Join us at our first general meeting for 2018 in our new venue and on our new meeting day and time.

18 February 2018  –  The Birchley family

Jill Greenhill and Ellen Coupland have been researching the Birchley family.  Come along and hear what they have discovered.

18 March 2018 – AGM and General Meeting

Greg Cope from the National Archives of Australia (Queensland office) will tell us about newly released information regarding the Petrov affair.

15 April 2018 –  Q ANZAC 100

Niles Elvery from the State Library of Queensland is our guest speaker this month.  Niles is the Regional Coordinator of the Q ANZAC 100 program.  He will be sharing with us information about some of the items and treasures the State Library of Queensland has accumulated over many years regarding World War 1.

20 May 2018 – Bohemia – a family odyssey about the Agnew family

Rick Thomason is this month’s guest speaker.  He will be speaking about the Agnew family and their close connections to Dunwich.

17 June 2018 – Early day of Fort Lytton

Myrtle Beitz is this month’s guest speaker. She will be talking about Fort Lytton in the early days.

15 July 2018 – 1864 Brisbane burning

Sharyn Merkley is this month’s guest speaker. Sharyn has recently published a book about the 1864 great fire of Brisbane and she will be telling us about this catastrophic event.

19 August 2018 – St Helena Island

Ranger, Daley Donnelly is this month’s guest speaker and he will be sharing his knowledge of St Helena Island with us.

20 September 2018 – From day one / Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club

John Harper is our guest speaker this month and he will be telling us the history of the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club from the very first day to the present.

18 October 2018 – History of The Mission to Seafarers, Port of Brisbane, 126 years

Dave Ellis who is the Immediate Past President of the Mission to Seafarers, Port of Brisbane, is our guest speaker this month. Join us as he tell us about the 126 year history of the Mission to Seafarers.

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