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History Society books declared winners

At the Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre polling station, the History Society’s display and book-selling benefitted from a high-visibility position in front of those queuing to vote in the 2017 Queensland State Election.

As a result, 39 books were sold, several joined as members, and many more signed up to receive the free online newsletter. The display […]

NFDHS features in national bulletin

OUR SOCIETY is the “Featured Historical Society” in the latest E-bulletin of the Canberra-based Federation of Australian Historical Societies, which represents around 1,000 historical and heritage societies in Australia.

Dr Bernadette Flynn, the Federation’s Online Outreach Officer, happened to stay at Teneriffe when she was attending the Federation’s AGM at the Royal Historical Society […]

November Meeting – Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864 – date change to 18th Nov

18th November 2017 | 10am-12noon

1864 was such a terrible year for Brisbane.

If you could ask a Brisbane oldtimer about 1864, he would tell you that it was a dreadful year: “The town endured a cyclone and flood, then an outbreak of typhoid, not forgetting three major fires that destroyed most of Queen Street.”

October meeting – The Brisbane Hospital (RBWH): 150 years at Herston

28th October 2017

This year, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital celebrates 150 years of  nursing and midwifery, so the timing is perfect for Dr Cliff Pollard to recount some of the highlights of this venerable  institution.

The first public hospital in Brisbane was established on 12 January 1849 near the site of the recently-demolished Supreme Court […]