July Members Meeting

Prominent History Redcliffe member, Ian Harding, will speak about the life of Matthew Flinders.

This meeting will be held at the Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe. Please note the change of venue for this month.


June 2019 General Meeting

Guest speaker: Caylie Jeffrey on “Under the Lino”

At the end of 2017, the Brisbane community successfully crowdfunded enough money for local author, Caylie Jeffery, to publish a book called Under the Lino: The Mystery, The History and the Community.

The book, released in October 2018, is a mixed media, creative non-fiction account of the events (and the subsequent journey) surrounding the discovery of three 1940/50s bankbooks and money found underneath the lino flooring of Caylie’s 1912 Queenslander in Milton.

May 2019 General Meeting

Guest speaker:  Dr Cliff Pollard

In addition to the usual proceedings, we will be holding a Mothers Day stall at this meeting.

April 2019 General Meeting

Guest speaker: Jan Nargar on “These are a few of my favourite things”

This talk is titled “These are a few of my favourite things”. It presents a selection of my favourite objects from the collections of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology. The Abbey Museum has an international collection and our vision is to enrich people’s lives through stories told from the collection. The objects presented here are not necessarily the biggest, the shiniest or the oldest but objects which come with great stories. Expect tales of a pirate. Be surprised by an amazing medieval musical manuscript discovery. Hold Punic War leftovers from Tunisia. Find out the price of a bride in Melanesia. Hear about a little known empire in Eastern Java. All this and more!

Jan Nargar is the Registrar of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology at Caboolture. She has been a teacher and information manager and has had a lifelong interest in history. Jan leads the Collection Management Team of volunteers who research, document and record information about the museum’s collection.

March 2019 General Meeting

Guest speaker: Bill Kitson on the topic “Cockroaches and Cane toads” ( Qld and NSW border)

Bill Kitson, surveyor and founder of the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying, speaks about his days as a surveyor on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. Bill is an interesting and engaging speaker. His talk is one not to be missed!

February 2019 General Meeting

Redcliffe during the Great War.

Local historian and author Pat Gee will talk about Redcliffe during the years 1914 – 1919. Hear about the men and women who went off to war from the area and understand what was happening at home in Redcliffe during that time.

January 2019 General Meeting

Guest speaker: Jan Nargar from Abbey Museum.

These are a few of my favourite things! Jan will be speaking about some of her favourite artefacts from the Abbey Museum collection.

October 2018 General Meeting

Guest Speaker: Jenise Horsman, Redcliffe hairdresser.

Jenise has been a hairdresser on the peninsula for 40 years  and will speak about the hairdressing industry and some of the events that have happened to her over that time.


**Due to unforeseen circumstances our previously advertised speaker for the October General Meeting (Jan Nargar from Abbey Museum) is unable to attend.**

We’re very grateful to Jenise Horsman for stepping in at short notice and hope that Jan will be able to join us again at some point in the future.

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