Thursday, July 2, 2015

What's on - Family and Local History events 3-9 July

Congress 2015 in Canberra earlier this year

It's school holidays and what better time to introduce budding historians to the wonders of history and museums? 

Commissariat Store Museum - Tuesday to Friday 10:00am-4pm Adult $6/Children $3 - Family $12

The Commissariat Store is a niche museum that specialises in showcasing Queensland History. The museum is an initiative of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and staffed by volunteers from the Society.


The most significant exhibit is the building itself. The Commissariat Store is Queensland's oldest habitable, and most significant heritage building. The lower two floors of this magnificent building were convict built during 1828 and 1829. The third floor, now the main entrance from William Street was added in 1913.


Friday 3 July 



10:00am-11:30am Family Tree Maker® (FTM) User Group at Queensland Family History Society 


At each meeting, we demonstrate the Family Tree Maker program. If you wish, bring your personal computer, tablet or smart phone and follow us on the big screen.

If you want to purchase a copy of the program, both the Windows and Mac versions are available through the Bookshop.


Barb and Alex at 3 Nungara Street Aranda foundations


10:00am-12:30pm House Histories at SLQ Auditorium $14.50 (includes morning tea)



Interested in the history of a house? Discover how to explore its story in this discussion with special guests. Find out about the importance of determining your purpose, the resources you need, where to find them and the strategies required.

Speakers
•    Dr Carmel Black, Senior Historian, City Architecture and Heritage team, Brisbane City Council
•    Kaye Nardella, Senior Curator, Lands, Mapping and Surveying Museum
•    Don Watson, architect, historian and 2013 John Oxley Library Fellow
•    Stephanie Ryan, Senior Librarian Information Services, SLQ


Saturday 4 July

The above poster is from Archives New Zealand's health poster collection, transferred by the Department of Health. The poster was produced in the 1950's.Archives New Zealand Reference: AAFB 24223 W2555/A3 

8:30am-4:30pm Brisbane History Group and Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History present Brisbane Diseased:Contagions, Cures and Controversies

Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History
Level 4, Mayne Medical School, The University of Queensland, 288 Herston Road, Herston

8.30 am Registration Bookshop
9.00 am Welcome by BHG President, Barry Shaw
9.10 am John Pearn Diseases come and go
9.40 am Jonathan Prangnell Leprosy and Peel Island
10.10 am Pamela Rushby The Black Death in Brisbane
10.40 am Morning tea
11.10 am Bill Metcalf Dr T P Lucas and Plague denial
11.40 am Helen V Smith Spanish flu comes to Brisbane
12.10 pm Yorick Smaal Venereal disease and WWII
12.40 pm Lunch
1.25 pm Alana Piper Prosecuting medical quackery
1.55 pm John Thearle Lead poisoning in Queensland
2.25 pm Rosemary Knight Guardians of women’s health: Medical corsetry
2.45 pm Afternoon tea
3.25 pm Veronika Folkmanova The dugong oil medical industry
3.55 pm Paul Sayer Sister Elizabeth Kenny: A prophet unrecognised?
4.25 pm Marks-Hirschfeld Museum Closing remarks

The Medical School is located across from RBWH bus station. There is free but very limited on-street and on-site parking on Saturdays.Wilson Car Park RBWH charges a daily fixed fee on weekends. 

Enquiries: Paul Sayer (3398 4080) Booking essential 
$15 BHG Group members $20 non-members


10:00am-12:00pm Ashgrove Historical Society at Ashgrove Library.

Dr Sandra Bayley will speak about her mother, Dorothy Bayley, from her biography titled Dorothy. The Bayleys, Brian and Dorothy, had their home built in The Woods when the district was still a dairy farm. Her mother lived there for 70 years and was actively engaged in community  affairs until she died in 2005, aged 100 years. 


1:00pm-3:00pm - Sunnybank Local History Group at the Sunnybank Hills Library 

Join in and share your passion for local history. New members welcome.

DNA rendering from ynse on Flickr  Creative Commons Licence 

1:30pm-3:30pm -  QFHS DNA Interest Group 

This group seeks to share information on aspects of genetic family history.

This includes use of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) information in searching for family, whether as surname or all-male lines, all female lines, or close cousins.  DNA can add weight to existing documentary evidence, suggest new lines of research, and help resolve questions such as whether you could be related to a particular family.

Some group members are interested in medical aspects, either for historical reasons or for their own well-being. Others members are interested in deep history, not just where their recorded ancestors lived, but also their probable ancient origins.

This broad range of interests is represented for convenience by just three letters: DNA.



Monday 6 July 


9:30am - 12:30pm Family History Group at Albany Creek Library - First Monday of each month

Interested in your family history or genealogy? 
Would you like to swap research tips with other enthusiasts? 
Could you use some advice or assistance in researching your family tree? 
Would you like to know more about the genealogy resources at your local library (including Ancestry.com)? 
If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, come and meet with your local Family History Group. Everyone is welcome to these regular meetings.

10:00am-11:00am -Directories and almanacs at Albany Creek Library  

Directories and Almanacs offer a useful way to discover information about your ancestors. Rosemary Kopittke from Queensland Family History Society explains how to use these records.


Wednesday 8 July 

From Janis Hanley on FlickrCreative Commons Licence 


12:30pm - Royal Historical Society of QueenslandWar Animals - lunchtime meeting at the Commissariat Store - light lunch is provided - please bring a contribution to cover costs.

 

Guest speaker Nigel Allsopp's topic will be 'War Animals'.

Nigel Allsopp is a world authority on canines. He spent 15 years as a military working dog handler in the Royal New Zealand Air Force Police, responsible for all aspects of Canine Operations and training within the NZ Defence Force.


Nigel has written several books on War dogs and Police Dogs including the best sellers two Australian War Dogs and Cry Havoc: The History of Military War Dogs and his new release K9 COPS. Nigel has written numerous articles on Canine training for International Law Enforcement Magazines and has been a contributing author to the prestigious British Royal Army Veterinary Corps Journal and other Military journals in the United States.


Thursday 9 July



6:30-8:00pm Family History Group at Arana Hills Library - First Thursday of each month


Interested in your family history or genealogy? 
Would you like to swap research tips with other enthusiasts? 
Could you use some advice or assistance in researching your family tree? 
Would you like to know more about the genealogy resources at your local library (including Ancestry.com)? 
If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, come and meet with your local Family History Group. Everyone is welcome to these regular meetings.



Wow!  What a great lineup.  Have you got something you want me to include in this calendar? Drop me a line via the contact email on my About page.  Enjoy your week.



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