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April Meeting – ‘Unpropitious Beginnings’: The Brisbane Centenary Celebrations of 1923-1924.

27th April 2024 | Speaker: Tamsin O’Connor 2024 marks the Bicentennial of Moreton Bay, a notorious penal station established on the northern fringes of the vast territory the British had claimed as New South Wales. By extension it is also the foundational moment for Brisbane Town the future capital of Queensland. My presentation explores how

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A Wander Down Wickham Street

Saturday, 20th April 2024 Come and explore the social and retail history of one of Fortitude Valley’s main arteries with professional historian Robert Allen. Beginning at Centenary Place Park and finishing at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, the tour will focus on the Valley’s social and retail history, comparing the past with what survives today. Points

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November meeting – Whimsical memories of the earth closet (EC) plus Book signing

25th November 2023 our backyards before sewerage… Laugh along with Denis Stirling Also –  Book signing – “New Farm: 50 Stories” When people heard that there was a new book about New Farm history in the pipeline, there was plenty of encouragement, along the lines of “Good old New Farm! Keep up the good work.”

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