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.

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.

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!

September Meeting Cancelled

Following additional COVID-19 restrictions for the greater Brisbane area (including Moreton Bay Region), History Redcliffe regrets that we must cancel our scheduled September members meeting. The health and safety of our members, visitors and guest speakers is paramount.

Our next newsletter will be out soon so we look forward to keeping in touch with our members in that way. We look forward to resuming usual activities and meetings when it is safe and prudent to do so.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe!

2020 Annual General Meeting

The Management Committee of History Redcliffe (t/a Redcliffe Historical Society Inc.) requests your presence at the Annual General Meeting to be held at WD Surveys – 15 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe on Friday 14th August 2020.

After the AGM, afternoon tea will be served. All financial members are entitled to vote for the nominated committee candidates to be appointed to the 2020/21 History Redcliffe Management Committee.

During the meeting we will be screening “A Holiday House Called Rooftrees”.

February 2020 Meeting

Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day? Why not take your special someone to our next meeting!!!

Come along to the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room on Friday 14th February at 2pm and hear guest speaker, Jim Higgins, on the topic of The History of Redcliffe Writers Branch of FAWQ.

November meeting

Join us for our next member’s meeting at the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room at 2pm on Friday, 8th November.  Author, Jane Smith, will be speaking about her latest book “Ship of Death” which tells the true story of the ship Emigrant.

Jane Smith is a Toowoomba librarian, author, freelance editor and former physiotherapist who enjoys researching and writing about history – fiction and non-fiction, for children and for adults.

Jane has written a series of five children’s non-fiction books about bushrangers, a biography of Captain Starlight (for adults) and the first eight episodes of the children’s historical fiction series, ‘Tommy Bell, Bushranger Boy’. Three of her children’s books have been short- or long-listed for significant literary awards. Jane’s latest work, Ship of Death: The Tragedy of the Emigrant, combines her fascination for history with her interest in the beautiful Stradbroke Island.