2022 Annual General Meeting

The Management Committee of History Redcliffe (Redcliffe Historical Society Inc.) invites you to join us at the Annual General Meeting to be held at Redcliffe Library Meeting Room on Friday 5th August 2022.

During the meeting we will be screening Redcliffe Mullet Fishing narrated by the late Jim Finlay.

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 2022/23 History Redcliffe Management Committee.

To join us and become a financial member of History Redcliffe, please head over to our Membership page and download the membership form today!

June meeting

Winter is coming!!

Yes, June is just next week and that means it’s almost time for our next History Redcliffe gathering.

Join us on Friday 3rd June (the first Friday) at 2pm in the Redcliffe Library meeting room where we will gather to hear our guest speaker, Joan Baker-Winn.

Joan Baker-Winn is one of the 5th of 8 generations of the Winn Family to call Pine Rivers District home. Her interest in Family History gave her the impetus to delve into the History of the local area.

She has been a member of North Pine History Society for 15+ years and is currently Treasurer. Volunteering at North Pine Heritage Museum has been a weekly past time for the same number of years…… minus Covid, of course. One could say Joan has History running through her veins!

Postponements and Cancellations

Tomorrow’s rescheduled Not So Spooky Cemetery walk has been postponed indefinitely until such time as the weather is more favourable to the event. Those who have booked should already have received notification of this postponement.

Regarding our Annual Trivia Night which was scheduled for 4th June, we have decided to cancel this event. We are disappointed but we are throwing all our energies into a fantastic event later in the year. The Sands of Time Local and Family History Conference will be a must do on the calendar for anyone interested in local and family history. So, while we are sad that the trivia night isn’t going ahead, there’s so much to look forward to with the conference.

For more information about Sands of Time, please visit the conference website.

2022 Annual Trivia Night

Don’t miss out on History Redcliffe’s Annual Trivia Night on Saturday 4th June at 7pm in the Redcliffe Senior Citizens Centre. Previous years’ trivia nights have been an absolute hit and this year will be no different.

The dress theme is “Bollywood”.

Gather your team and book a table now!

Contact Janet (0490 091 127) or Pat (0411 547 004) for bookings.

April meeting

It’s hard to believe that March is almost over and April begins at the end of this week! As it’s the first Friday of the month, that means it’s the day of our next monthly meeting. Join us to hear guest speaker, Paul Circosta, tell us the story of his book Vanishing Footprints.

The meeting will be at the Redcliffe Library meeting rooms at 2pm. Stay for a cuppa and and chat and maybe even make some new friends!

Speaking of events, have you checked out our other upcoming events? Check out the Events page for more info. While you’re there, why not book in for the Not So Spooky Cemetery Tour!

Happy 55th Anniversary

Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the very first meeting of the Redcliffe Historical Society.

In 1967 when very few Queensland cities and towns had their own historical museums, there was at Redcliffe a group of people who realised the importance of our unique history and the need of recording it. Early that year a delegation comprising Alderman G. Mavor, Mrs W. Hatherell (Marie) and Mr and Mrs J.T. Houghton met at Newstead House with two officers of the ‘Royal Queensland Historical Society’. These folk buoyed by the encouragement they received, placed an advertisement in the Redcliffe Herald on 8 February 1967 stating that a public meeting would be held at the Redcliffe City Council Chambers at 8pm on Thursday 23 February to discuss the formation of an Historical Society.  Twenty-four interested people attended that meeting.

Since then, the Redcliffe Historical Society has grown and adapted but always stayed committed to preserving and promoting Redcliffe’s history. Now known as History Redcliffe, we will continue to uphold the importance of our local history.


Suttons Beach Pavilion Feature Story

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shebalso/3902976182/. CC 2.0

In light of the current interest in the Suttons Beach Pavilion, our esteemed history Redcliffe member Pat Gee has written a new feature story on the history of the pavilion. You can check it out here along with the archive of previous feature stories.

Tell us your memories of visiting Suttons Beach and of this iconic Redcliffe landmark.

February 2022 meeting postponed

Due to the current outbreak of COVID in our community, History Redcliffe Management Committee have decided to postpone our general meeting on 4th February, 2022.

Hopefully by Friday 4th March, the current outbreak may have subsided enough to allow our meeting to be held without risk to our health.

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this cancellation causes.

We are committed to keeping our members, guests and visitors safe.