Dancing into 2024

Join us on Friday 2nd February for our first meeting of 2024. We will hear about the events planned for the year ahead and be treated to an oral history video presentation of Redcliffe legend, Sharon Alback.

Sharon Alback is the principal of Sharon Alback Dance Centre and has been teaching dance in Redcliffe since 1954. Sharon’s mother, a dance pianist and Sylvia Curry started the Sylvena School of Dancing (now Sharon Alback Dance Centre) in 1952, and in 1957 Sharon, who had been teaching at the school took over. Since then she has taught dance to generations of dancers on the peninsula.

Come along on Friday and hear Sharon’s story, meet new friends and old and have a cuppa with us!

Ballet or tap shoes optional.

What are you doing today?

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.

(Image source: Queensland State Archives Item ID ITM1102479 Expo 88 monorail, Brisbane. )

Blood, Sweat and FEARS!!

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!

What’s the buzz?

Oh honey! You have to come and bee with us at our next monthly meeting!

Our guest speaker is local man, Shamus Leathart. He will be regaling us with his beekeeping stories and has even promised a bit of show and tell (and possibly taste!)

Don’t be a drone! Join the hive on Friday 3rd March 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.

October meeting

Join us at 2pm on Friday 7th October for our monthly meeting. Our guest speaker is documentary film-maker John Westwood. John will be talking about his movie, Beyond the Bridge, which presents the story of the Hornibrook Bridge.

Please note that the movie will not be screened during the meeting due to time constraints. We recommend watching the movie prior to the meeting. Click here to view the movie on YouTube or head to our events page to view it there.

2022 October Meeting

Guest speaker: John Westwood

Topic: Hornibrook Bridge film, Beyond the Bridge.

Please note that the movie will not be screened during the meeting due to time constraints. We recommend watching the movie prior to the meeting. It is available to view on YouTube.

2022 September meeting

Guest speaker: Dr Cliff Pollard
Topic: History of Redcliffe Hospital

One of our favourite speakers, Dr Cliff Pollard, joins us again in September. This time he will be speaking about the history of Redcliffe Hospital.

Dr Pollard is a Graduate of the University of Queensland Medical School: surgical training at the Princess Alexandra hospital with post-graduate experience in the UK. He was appointed staff surgeon at Redcliffe Hospital in 1982, later a VMO in general surgery. Dr Pollard moved to the RBWH as Director of Trauma Services in 2008 and retired from surgery in 2012. He served on the MNHHS Board from 2012 – 2019.

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!