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Upcoming Events

Salves, balms and homespun remedies

 26th May 2018

QUEENSLAND’S record of invention and innovation extends to the design and manufacture of familiar potions and extraordinary strategies to popularise them. Queenslanders were also ready adopters of similar remedies devised overseas and marketed through personal contact.

This talk examines the history of three Queensland remedies—two of which were marketed well beyond our shores—and looks at the ways in which an American company achieved deep market penetration in Queensland for its wide range of ‘cure-alls’, says well-known historian Helen Gregory, who will be the speaker at our May meeting.

All are invited to attend on Saturday 26th May | 2-4pm | Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre.

All are welcome. Afternoon tea will be provided.

For more details, please phone 0409 498 402.

April Meeting – George’s yarns sure to suit you…

28 April 2018

While the George Symons’ family business manufactured uniforms for the Queensland Police, Railways, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and the RAAF, as well as lots of school wear, the name is most famously associated with men’s fashion
garments and suits.

George Symons himself will be the speaker at our April meeting.

Applying all of his charming raconteurial skills, he’ll stitch together the family generational story, starting from the small Greek island of Castellorizo, and he’ll mark out the seam that continues through Egypt, Gallipoli during WWI with the Aussies, Adelaide, Melbourne, and finally Brisbane, and not forgetting exports to Hong Kong and four shops in Sydney.

“Yes, there are even New Farm connections,” says George, a well known local resident.

Come and hear George’s skilfully-tailored yarns on Saturday 28 April, 2-4pm, at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. Arrive early, and bring a friend since all are welcome. Afternoon tea will be provided.