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.

2022 April Meeting

Guest speaker: Paul Circosta

Topic: Vanishing Footprints

Paul Circosta is an author, historian and storyteller who delves into the stories and lives of less wellknown sporting people and events. Vanishing Footprints is his first biography and tells the engrossing life stories of two Australian longdistance runners from the 1920’s. He has had a long career as a competitive runner and lives in Brisbane, Australia where is a member of several running groups.

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!

2022 March Meeting

Guest speaker: Stephen Pronk

Topic: Sustainable Energy and Electric Vehicles; Pathology Future: Analytical Instruments relating to AIM lab from Garage to Tomorrow

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.

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.

June 2021 meeting

Redcliffe Police Station 1885

Join us tomorrow for our June Monthly Meeting. Our guest speaker, Lisa Jones (curator of the Queensland Police Museum), will be speaking on the topic “Policing in Redcliffe”. This long-awaited talk is sure to be an interesting one as Lisa explores how policing has evolved in Redcliffe through the ages.

Curator Lisa Jones has administered the Queensland Police Museum since 1997. She holds a Master of Museum Studies and uses her 35 years of museum experience to manage the QPM collections and exhibitions.

The Queensland Police Museum aspires to be an accessible and valued museum of national standing that collects and explores Queensland’s policing history. We actively document, collect and preserve the rich depth of history that describes policing in this state since 1859.  Through our collections and exhibitions, we enhance the public image of the Queensland Police Service and foster pride in its achievements in the wider community. The story we tell also describes today’s innovative, progressive and responsive Queensland Police Service. The Police Museum use its resources, exhibitions and public programs to investigate and compare issues faced by police officers of times past and of today.

2021 June Meeting

Guest speaker: Lisa Jones from the Queensland Police Museum.

Topic: Policing Redcliffe
Join us and discover how policing has evolved in Redcliffe.