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.”
Oxley part-time teacher with an interest in history, Duncan Richardson, stumbled upon this calamitous chronicle and decided to write a book about it.
Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864 is the result, and it will be the topic of his talk at the Society’s November meeting.
“There’s no official recognition of any of those events … and I think it’s because there weren’t any prominent people who were heroes,” Duncan said.
If you have forebears who were in Brisbane in 1864, you’ll be particularly interested to understand what they may have endured.
Be prepared for a talk featuring some amazing facts, on Saturday 18th November at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. All are welcome, so be sure to bring your friends and neighbours.
For more details, please phone 0409 498 402