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 Ambulance Museum Auditorium, Cnr Tingal Road & Cedar Street, Wynnum (entry is via Cedar Street) on the third Thursday evening of each month (except January and December). Meetings commence at 7.15pm and conclude around 9pm with supper. Interesting speakers attend each meeting and there is a raffle and a door prize on offer as well as our bring and buy table. The meetings are open to members and visitors. Cost of attendance is a gold coin donation. Visitors are always welcome.

21 February 2019  –  Caylie Jeffery “Under the Lino”

Join us at our first general meeting for 2019.

Guest speaker – Caylie Jeffery, author of Under the Lino.

“When Caylie and David Jeffery renovated the house on the busiest terrace in Milton, they had no idea what treasures they would find secreted inside.  The intriguing discovery of 1950s money and bank books hidden under 60 years of old lino had Caylie turning to social media for help.

Who were Arthur and Eleanor Webster? Why were they hiding so much money?  Who was Muriel White?  Why was her bank book hidden in Milton when the address in the back said “Bristol Street, West End”?

The trail of evidence leading from that dilapidated Queenslander revealed many secret stories … fraud, missing gravestones, theft, brothels and murder.”

21 March 2019  –  AGM and General Meeting

Lisa Herbert – The bottom drawer.

18 April 2019 – 1864 Brisbane burning by Sharyn Merkley

Back by popular demand, Sharyn will be telling us more stories about the great fires of Brisbane in 1864.

16 May 2019 – Disloyal Queenslanders and WW1 internment by Cara Downes (National Archives of Australia)

Further details to follow.

20 June 2019 – TBA

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18 July 2019 – TBA

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15 August 2019 – TBA

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19 September 2019 – TBA

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18 October 2019 – TBA

Further details to follow.

21 November 2019 – Christmas break up

There is no speaker for our Christmas break up party.  Instead mingle and chat.   We will also be drawing our usual Christmas raffles.

Upcoming Events

May
16
Thu
7:15 pm Disloyal Queenslanders and WW1 i... @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Disloyal Queenslanders and WW1 i... @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
May 16 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
This month’s guest speaker is Cara Downes from the National Archives of Australia, Brisbane office.  Cara will be talking about disloyal Queenslanders and WW1 internment with a focus on Brisbane people.
May
21
Tue
all-day Tour to Port of Brisbane
Tour to Port of Brisbane
May 21 all-day
Join us for a tour of the Port of Brisbane.  We will be departing the Wynnum Community Centre at 9.30am and anticipate returning about 3.30pm. Our first stop will be morning tea the Seafarer’s Mission[...]
Jun
20
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Jun 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Jul
18
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Aug
15
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Aug 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Sep
19
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Oct
17
Thu
7:15 pm General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
General meeting @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Nov
21
Thu
7:15 pm Christmas break up @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Christmas break up @ Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 

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