“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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Previous Meetings

October 9, 2015

Tuesday 8 December 2015  Our Xmas activity was to take a bus tour of the area (Inala, Richlands and Forest Lake) with tour guide Angela pointing out the places of historical interest. Craig, who is a member of the Queensland…

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Tuesday 13 October, 2015 – AGM and Guest Speakers

October 9, 2015

Annual General Meeting – Cr Milton Dick conducted the election of office-bearers for the coming year. This was followed by a slideshow and talk by two guest speakers in tandem: “Street naming conventions in Australia” – a brief history presented by…

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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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The Dungarees

April 20, 2015

The Dungarees Recruitment March (1915) went through our district Because Australia had no standing army and the militia forces were by law unable to serve overseas, an all-volunteer expeditionary force, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was formed from 15 August…

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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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World War I in Wacol

February 26, 2015

The theme for the National Trust Heritage Festival for 2015 is “Conflict and Compassion.” The tiny settlement of Wolston (now Wacol) on the fringe of Brisbane provides one example of the response of a small community to the Great War…

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Fred Clark, a local personality

February 26, 2015

In 1932 Fred’s parents bought 4a (1.6ha) on the south-west corner of Progress and Garden Roads – opposite where Richlands Station now stands. Fred was born there in 1934, the first baby born in Richlands. He attended Richlands State School:…

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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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World Heritage Day April 18th 2015

February 26, 2015

April 18 was endorsed as The International Day on Monuments and Sites by UNESCO in 1983. This has commonly been called World Heritage Day. “The day is about more than ‘world’ heritage sites – it seeks to raise public awareness…

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