It is with great regret that we share the sad news of the passing of our dear friend, James Houghton. It was James who, in 1967, placed an advertisement in the Redcliffe Herald asking for a public meeting for anyone interested in starting a group dedicated to the history of Redcliffe. That became the Redcliffe Historical Society, now known as History Redcliffe.
Over the years, his commitment to the Redcliffe community has been unwavering. His dedication to History Redcliffe and his friendship will be greatly missed. Vale James.
Do you remember World Expo ’88? How about the incredible landscaping?
Our guest speaker for today’s meeting (2pm at the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room) is Lawrie Smith AM who was the Landscape Director for Expo ’88. Come along today and hear Lawrie talk about his recollections of Redcliffe and his involvement with the iconic and memorable Expo ’88.
In mid-September 1824, Lieutenant Henry Miller landed the brig, Amity, on the shores of Redcliffe Peninsula in the Gubbi Gubbi nation and established the First European Settlement in Queensland.
We are currently planning the ways in which we will mark the 200th anniversary of this historic event.
History Redcliffe is proud to be working with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland and Bribie Island Historical Society to present a one day conference on Saturday 7th September 2024 to commemorate the bicentenary of the Moreton Bay penal colony.
History Redcliffe is also planning an event for the following Saturday (14th September 2024). This will be a family-friendly event taking place in the Redcliffe Museum precinct. More details will be available as planning is well underway.
Join us this Friday (6th October) to hear author Brian J. Bassett talk about his book Blood, Sweat & Fears: true stories of Aussies in Africa. Stay on for our monthly meeting and maybe make a new friend or two over a cuppa and a snack.
We look forward to seeing you at 2pm Friday 6th October at the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room!
The Management Committee of History Redcliffe (Redcliffe Historical Society Inc.) requests your presence at the Annual General Meeting to be held at Redcliffe Library Meeting Room on Friday 4th August 2023.
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 2023/24 History Redcliffe Management Committee.
During the meeting we will be screening Fishing with Ted. Ted Clayton’s fishing stories are told by William McInnes.
Matthew Flinders, the first English explorer to enter Moreton Bay, arrived on the morning of 16th July 1799 and after landing on the southern end of Bribie Island, he sailed southwards and anchored several miles off the Peninsula before landing at Woody Point on 17th July…that’s 224 years ago to this day!
See Flinders chart on the monument in the front garden at the Redcliffe Museum.