It's a big week coming up!
This weekend the Royal Historical Society of Queensland is hosting a day at Marymac Community Hall Annerley looking at stories from the Stephens Area including local Aboriginal history, tramway history, Junction Park and Annerley history, the history of Fairfield and of eminent pioneering families of the locality.
on Saturday. The Brisbane History Group is hosting its AGM and launching a book Brisbane Diseased on Sunday. Speakers include Jennifer Harrison, Gerald Hugo Rée, Lee Butterworth and Paul Sayer. Subjects include:Health officers and maritime quarantine in preSeparation Queensland, Sex, women and the venereal, Brisbane, 1850-1911, The battle to upgrade the Brisbane City Morgue and Last of the great childhood plagues’: Polio in Queensland. Fascinating stuff indeed.
Next week Dr Geoff Morgan will be presenting Validate Your Genealogical Assumptions at both Caboolture and Arana Hills Libraries. There's also an opportunity next Thursday evening to hear about the work of State Library of Queensland Fellows Madonna Grehan, Julie Hornibrook and Elaine Acworth. After the talk, prospective applicants have the opportunity to ask questions and receive 2016 fellowship information from SLQ staff, followed by refreshments and networking with Queensland’s heritage community.
Enjoy your week.