Events

Darra State School 100th Anniversary Re-union

March 6, 2016

Sat 4 June 1.30pm,  Darra State School Hall Memorabilia, Refreshments, Entertainment The History Group will provide a display of the History of Darra State School – and of Darra – in the heritage building Re-union gathering – Saturday 4th June,…

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Darra State School Centenary – 1 June 2016 – watch this space!

November 22, 2015

Darra State School Centenary – 1 June 2016 The Time Capsule buried at the 75th Anniversary in 1991 will be opened on 1 June – the 100th anniversary of the school. RIHG will contribute some history of the school gathered…

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Brisbane History Expo – 19 November

November 22, 2015

Brisbane History Expo – 19 November This event was held at City Hall. 31 Brisbane local history groups attended and were able to view each other’s work.  The display was preceded by a High Tea and entertainment for local history…

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Darra Street Festival, Friday October 16th, 5pm – 10pm

October 10, 2015

Location – Railway Parade Darra – the street will be closed for event. Food, music and stalls. RIHG will be there. This is the 14th year the Street Festival has been held. For more info see http://www.darracommunitygroup.org/festival/  

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Multicultural Youth Day – 30 June 2015

October 9, 2015

3,000-3,500 people attended Inala PCYC (Police-Citizens Youth Club) for this event, presented with the Multicultural Community Network. RIHG had a stall there. A number of multicultural food stalls worked to raise funds for the Nepal Disaster. There were demonstrations by…

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NAIDOC Week – 5-12 July 2015

October 9, 2015

National Aborigines and Islanders Day is held each year in the first full week of July. This year, RIHG member Ron Powell was a guest at the unveiling of the Eddie Gilbert Memorial Field at Wolston Park Centenary Cricket Club…

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National Trust (Queensland) Heritage Awards, 20 August 2015

October 9, 2015

Each year, the National Trust presents awards to projects and people that demonstrate excellence in the conservation and promotion of Queensland’s historic and Indigenous cultural heritage. This year, RIHG member Vicki Mynott received the Community Volunteer Achievement Award, a new…

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“In Time and Place” Queensland State Conference, 3-4 October, 2015

October 9, 2015

Held at Riverglenn, Indooroopilly, this was a new event for Queensland history – including streams on local history, family history, and social history. Unfortunately, RIHG missed out on a trade table for the conference. However, this proved to be a…

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Website Launch – Tuesday 12 May 2015

April 17, 2015

Our new website went live on 20th April, but it was launched officially on Tuesday 12 May, during National Trust Queensland’s Heritage Festival.  The focus was the Heritage Festival theme of “Conflict and Compassion.” At the launch, BCC Inala Library computers…

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Anzac Day – April 25 2015

February 26, 2015

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli, a time for reflection on the heroes and the horrors of war. In 1914-18 our region was very sparsely populated and so we have very few local stories of…

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