2018 Meetings and outings

December 18, 2017

Meeting The following are the 2018 meeting dates: Feb 13th – Show and Tell Mar 13th – Guest Speaker May 8th – National Trust Qld Heritage Festival Jun 12th – Guest Speaker Aug 14th Sep 11th Oct 9th – AGM…

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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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2006 Two books launched

January 1, 2016

“Richlands – early history” Fred Clark was perhaps the first baby born in the new Richlands Estate in 1934, and so was well-placed to research and record the suburb’s beginnings. Printing of this book was funded by Fred for RIHG….

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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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Cross region themes

April 20, 2015

Cross region themes Our region stretches from Willawong to Wacol, which is a large area. However, the lives of adjacent communities flow into one another. Each of our fourteen neighbouring suburbs has its own story – and equally each has…

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