Events

Upcoming RHSQ Events

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Queensland Irish & Fenian Rising

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Queensland Irish & Fenian Rising

Wed Mar 8th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed Mar 8th, 2017, 2:00PM

Commissariat Store
115 William Street
Brisbane, QLD  4000 Map

You're most welcome to join us for our Wednesday Lunchtime talk: “When the small rise up and the big fall down': Queensland Irish and the Fenian Rising” presented by Dr. Anastacia Dukova, on Wednesday 8 March 2017 from 12.30pm.

The talk proposes to examine the local attitudes to the most prominent Irish nationalist rising of the nineteenth century, and its aftermath.

Dr Dukova is a policing historian specialising in the history of municipal policing, with a primary focus on Ireland, colonial Australia and Canada. Her recent monograph, A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and Its Colonial Legacy (Palgrave) explores the origins of the institution and highlights the Dublin Metropolitan Police’s profound influence on the colonial forces, as its legacy reached some of the furthest outposts of the British Empire.
Anastasia is currently working on a project Digital Colonial Brisbane funded by a Brisbane History Grant, Brisbane City Council.

The talk is followed by light lunch by donation.

All welcome.
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Wednesday Lunchtime talk: The Mephisto Tank

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: The Mephisto Tank

Wed Apr 12th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed Apr 12th, 2017, 2:00PM

Commissariat Store
115 William Street
Brisbane, QLD  4000 Map

Join us for a talk on 'The Mephisto Tank" presented by Mark Whitmore, Director of Collections and Research, IWM, London on Wednesday 12 April 2017 from 12:30.

Mark Whitmore will present the story of 'Mephisto' the only remaining German tank from WW1. He will describe the battle history and eventual capture of the tank by Australian troops and its unexpected delivery to the Norman Wharf in Brisbane 1919.

Followed by light lunch.

All welcome.
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Saturday Seminar with Lebanese Historical Society

Saturday Seminar with Lebanese Historical Society

Sat Apr 22nd, 2017, 10:00AM - Sat Apr 22nd, 2017, 1:00PM

Commissariat Store
115 William Street
Brisbane, QLD  4000 Map

The RHSQ and Australian Lebanese Historical Society are proud to present The Ties that Bind, a joint seminar and exhibition examining the history of Lebanese migrants in Queensland.

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Colonial era guns

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Colonial era guns

Wed May 10th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed May 10th, 2017, 2:00PM

Commissariat Store
115 William Street
Brisbane, QLD  4000 Map

Join us for a talk on 'Colonial era guns" presented by Ian Skennerton on Wednesday 10 May 2017 from 12:30 pm.

Firearms specialist Ian Skennerton will give a talk on the guns used by our early settlers. Most of these were war surplus muskets and pistols from various wars in Europe and England.

Followed by light lunch.

All welcome.
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Queensland Day Dinner

Queensland Day Dinner

Tue Jun 6th, 2017, 6:00PM - Tue Jun 6th, 2017, 9:30PM

Commissariat Store
115 William Street
Brisbane, QLD  4000 Map