What are you doing today?

Head on down to the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room today for 2pm and join us for our monthly meeting. Hear from our guest speaker, Trish Reust, who will tell us all about her time in Redcliffe as an artist.

Come and make some new friends, share a cuppa and a story or two!

Latest News

The first issue of Humpybong and After for 2023 is out now!

Our quarterly newsletter has had a little facelift and we really hope you like the revamp.

This issue has loads to read and lots of events to add to your calendar so head over to our Newsletter page and get reading!

Happy New Year!

2022 was a massive year for History Redcliffe. The Sands of Time Conference was a massive hit and we’re so proud of that huge achievement.

You might have noticed that we’re having our summertime rest just now. Don’t worry – we’ll be back in 2023 with lots of great speakers and events.

In the meantime, check out our newsletters. Our latest one has a little holiday quiz.

See you in February for our first meeting (3rd Feb at the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room).

November meeting

Well, it’s been a busy time for us at History Redcliffe…what with the Sands of Time Conference we had going on and all! A resounding success, by the way. Anyway, we’re getting back to business as usual and it looks like the first Friday of the month will actually be this week. That sure crept up on us!

Join us this Friday to hear author, Vivien Harris, speak about her book Cribb Island: new perspectives and old stories. You can find us in the Redcliffe Library Meeting Room from 2pm.

Conference news

It’s all systems go and full steam ahead for the Sands of Time Local and Family History Conference which History Redcliffe is hosting

Registrations are still available for the pre- conference workshops on Friday and a “No Frills” option for Saturday and/or Sunday registration is now available.

Check out the conference website for more information

We hope to see you there!

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: 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.