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.
Our Not So Spooky Cemetery Walk earlier this year was such a hit we’ve decided to do it again!
Take a captivating walk back in time and hear fascinating stories of our past. Visit the final resting place of early settlers and learn of their trials and tribulations. Tragic tales of suicide and accidental death will be uncovered and the graves of people who have been long forgotten will be revealed.
For more details click here or head straight to the booking page here.
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.
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.
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!
Following today’s announcement from the Queensland Premier regarding the 3-day lockdown, it is with regret that we must postpone the scheduled daytime launch of History Redcliffe’s latest book, Memories of Margate. We will look forward to rescheduling this in the near future and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.