June 2021 meeting

Redcliffe Police Station 1885

Join us tomorrow for our June Monthly Meeting. Our guest speaker, Lisa Jones (curator of the Queensland Police Museum), will be speaking on the topic “Policing in Redcliffe”. This long-awaited talk is sure to be an interesting one as Lisa explores how policing has evolved in Redcliffe through the ages.

Curator Lisa Jones has administered the Queensland Police Museum since 1997. She holds a Master of Museum Studies and uses her 35 years of museum experience to manage the QPM collections and exhibitions.

The Queensland Police Museum aspires to be an accessible and valued museum of national standing that collects and explores Queensland’s policing history. We actively document, collect and preserve the rich depth of history that describes policing in this state since 1859.  Through our collections and exhibitions, we enhance the public image of the Queensland Police Service and foster pride in its achievements in the wider community. The story we tell also describes today’s innovative, progressive and responsive Queensland Police Service. The Police Museum use its resources, exhibitions and public programs to investigate and compare issues faced by police officers of times past and of today.

Memories of Margate

Everybody’s talking about History Redcliffe’s latest book!

Memories of Margate investigates significant events in Margate’s history beginning with the first government land sales in the 1860s, early landowners, and the gradual development of the area that would one day become the suburb of Margate. Maps and photographs are used to illustrate a story enlivened by oral histories of former and present day residents.

Get your copy today!!

On sale now at the Redcliffe Museum. You can also place an order by emailing us at info@historyredcliffe.com.au.

May 2021 meeting

Join us at 2pm this Friday 14th May to hear our guest speaker, Ted Flack, on the topic “Perspectives of the “Black War”. Dr Flack is extensively experienced in helping the work in the nonprofit sector and is a dedicated and accomplished family history researcher and writer. Look forward to hearing his research and reflections on this tragic event which occurred in Van Diemen’s Land (1825-1832).

Please note that the venue is WD Surveys (15 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe).

April 2021 meeting cancelled

Due to COVID-19 regulations, History Redcliffe regrets that we must cancel our scheduled April members meeting. The health and safety of our members, visitors and guest speakers is paramount.  We anticipate a return to normal later this month.

In the meantime, head on over to our Newsletters page and check out the latest Humpybong and After as well as our archive of issues.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

Book launch postponed

Following today’s announcement from the Queensland Premier regarding the 3-day lockdown, it is with regret that we must postpone the scheduled daytime launch of History Redcliffe’s latest book, Memories of Margate. We will look forward to rescheduling this in the near future and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The year ahead

2020 is well and truly behind us now and we’ve been working hard to plan a year of events and activities that will make up for the lockdowns of last year.

Join us next Friday (12th February) for the first members meeting of the year. Robert & Russell Turner will be speaking about the links between Bulimba and Redcliffe.

Keep an eye on our page for the latest updates and news about history happenings in and about Redcliffe.

October 2020 Meeting

We’re happy to announce our first Member’s Meeting since March.

Join us at at WD Surveys – 15 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe on Friday 9th October, 2020. Please note the change of venue.

Our guest speaker will be Duane Hart who will be presenting a pictorial history of Redcliffe.

We can’t wait to see you again!

Walk With Me

History Redcliffe supports Dementia Action Week: 21-27 September, 2020

Beginning on World Alzheimer’s Day, Dementia Action Week is our annual chance to start a conversation about de-stigmatising dementia; a collection of cognitive impairment symptoms affecting about 400,000 Australians and over 46 million people worldwide.

Because it’s heavily stigmatised and looked down on in our communities, dementia is often hidden away or not spoken about, especially when those affected are most in need of support.

This Dementia Action Week, it’s time to get talking and start the process of de-stigmatising dementia.

 

How to participate

Participating in Walk With Me 2020 is easy. Just head out for a walk in your local community during Dementia Action Week (21-27 September 2020), take a picture with the purple poster included in this pack, and post it to the Moreton Bay Dementia Alliance Facebook event page (Walk With Me 2020) using the hashtags #DestigmatisingDementia and #Walk With Me2020.

Register today at mbwalkwithme.com.au and show your support for those living with dementia.