Saturday 26th November 2022

Guest Speaker – Dr. Bill Metcalf

Brisbane: Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares tells the stories of little-known, and rather peculiar aspects of Brisbane’s colourful history.

Eleven Brisbane authors from the 19th and 20th centuries wrote about how wonderfully ‘utopian’, Brisbane could become – or how dreadfully ‘dystopian’, it could also become.

Some writers imagined Brisbane where inequality has been eliminated, while other writers depicted Brisbane as having been annihilated.

What led to these utopian and dystopian visions? Who were the visionaries? What do they tell us about this little-known part of Brisbane’s quirky history?

These are images of a wonderful or dreadful Brisbane that never eventuated – but could have…

2:30pm | Uniting Church Centre | 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm

Afterwards we will challenge your knowledge with a Christmas Quiz and a celebratory afternoon tea to wrap up 2022.

We will again have an empty Christmas Tree at our November meeting.
Please help to fill it with non-perishable food or cash donations to assist local families in need of some extra support and good cheer.

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