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Society on hold as history repeats itself – President’s Report

I am writing this on April Fool’s Day, but there are no tricks in this message!

It seems as if history is repeating itself—a pandemic just 101 years after the Spanish Flu contagion of 1919.

Luckily, we are in a very different world. We understand more about how diseases are spread; we live healthy lives, and are […]

President’s Report – Welcome to the next quarter century

WELCOME everyone to the new year and betrust it is set to be a great one for you.

We’re just a century ahead of the Roaring Twenties when the kinds of inventions that began shaping America included the car, aeroplane, washing machine, radio, assembly line, refrigerator, garbage disposal, electric razor, instant camera, jukebox and television.

After so […]

Flying High: The remarkable life of Aviatrix Lores Bonney

22nd February 2020

Mrs Lores Bonney, wife of Harry Bonney, a wealthy leather goods manufacturer, appears  a to have led a fairly conventional life in their comfortable home in Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills— until she met her husband’s cousin, Bert Hinkler.

The year was 1928 and Bert had just landed at Eagle Farm after the […]

Christmas only weeks away – President’s Report

WHAT a year! We have celebrated our 25 years with attendances of over 100 for most of the 10 meetings, four of them over 140!

We know that this area has a long and interesting history (by Queensland standards) and these attendances are proof of the interest in learning more about our past.

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