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.

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: 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.

2021 AGM postponed

History Redcliffe’s 2021 Annual General Meeting was scheduled to occur on Friday 6th August. This falls in the recently extended lockdown period. As such, we have now postponed the AGM.

We are endeavouring to reschedule this important meeting for later this month. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

History Redcliffe is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our members, guests and visitors.

Further updates will be posted here as they come to hand.

July 2021 meeting cancelled

After this morning’s Queensland COVID-19 announcement History Redcliffe Management Committee agreed to cancel this Friday’s General Meeting.

We thank you for your understanding and assure you this step was taken with your health and safety as our priority.

At this time we will be monitoring the situation with the intention of going ahead with our Annual General Meeting (currently scheduled for Friday 6th August).

Further updates will be posted here as they come to hand.


Notice regarding meetings

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.

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.