Fathers Day is fast approaching and we’ve got some great gift ideas for you!
Why not give Dad (or Grandad) our latest publication, Memories of Margate? This beautiful book 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.
Or head over to our Shop and check out our other publications available for purchase.
Alternatively, give him a gift of membership! What a great way to get support our local history and make new friends in the process!
Due to the impact of COVID, History Redcliffe has not been able to secure a consistent venue since March 2020. We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room for the next three months (July, August and September).
In order to achieve this, we have changed our meeting schedule so that we will now be meeting on the FIRST Friday of the month.
Please note these new dates:
Friday 2nd July – Michael Beck: Bird watching
Friday 6th August – Annual General Meeting
Friday 3rd September – Selina Clark: Redcliffe Museum
Remember to check here and our Events page for updates for the latest information about dates, venues and speakers.
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.
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.
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).
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.