Thursday, July 9, 2015

What's on Friday 10 - Thursday 16 July

Ceremony by the Joan of Arc statue outside the Melbourne Public library on 14 July 1944
Ceremony by the "Joan of Arc" statue out-side the Melbourne Public Library on France's Nation Day 14/7/44 Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria.


Happy Bastille Day for next Tuesday everyone!

Here's what's on around Brisbane and Hughenden this week.


Saturday 11 July


Our members share information on researching Scottish forebears including resources, techniques, history, and customs. Together we have knowledge of particular regions and occupations. Every meeting includes an opportunity for discussion of members’ brickwalls, particularly those of new members.


Our talks include research resources and techniques together with aspects of Scottish life that affected our families: where they went and what they did.

Sunday 12 July



The Family Tree Maker Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Family Tree Maker software in their family history research. It provides information and help to  members in obtaining the best use of their investment in FTM.
Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. 
The Resource Centre opens at 10.30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 10.30am, usually running until 12 noon. The Legacy Group meets at 1.00pm.
No computer experience is required, and we can advise on associated topics such as buying a computer, and using the internet.



The Legacy User Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Legacy software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in Legacy.
Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. 
The Resource Centre opens at 10:30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 1.00pm following the Family Tree Maker Group, and will usually run until 2.30pm.
No computer experience is required, and we can advise on associated topics such as buying a computer, and using the internet.

Tuesday 14 July

Two AIF soldiers - Alex Duncan and friend
Alex Duncan and mate

10:00am-1:00pm SLQ's First World War Treasures: a white gloves experience - at Diggers Entertainment Centre Hughenden

A unique opportunity to put on the white gloves and join us for this hands-on look at some of State Library’s precious original First World War materials. Get up close and personal with a curated selection of First World War treasures from SLQ, such as letters, diaries and photographs. A State Library collection specialist will guide you through the story and significance of carefully selected First World War collection items. Morning tea provided.


11:00am-12:00pm Genealogy for Beginners at Bribie Island Library

Learn how to research your family history with the genealogy resources available in the library. Presented by Elenor Chambers.

11:00am -12:00pm Strathpine Family History Group at Strathpine Library


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.
Legacy Family Tree help also available.


Postcard from WWI
Postcard from J Cole to Dolly Daw 22 February 1917

Do you have photos, letters and documentary heritage materials from loved ones who went to the First World War? Via remote link, a conservator from State Library of Queensland will provide advice on how to care for your personal First World War treasures so that they are preserved for future generations. You are invited to bring one item that you would like to know how to preserve, and a note book to record the valuable advice you receive. Afternoon tea provided.....)

1:00-4:00pm Bracken Ridge Family History Group at Bracken Ridge Library

Are you interested in researching your family history or genealogy? Come along to swap research tips or seek advice in family history. Everyone welcome

Wednesday 15 July



Does your organisation want to share local First World history and stories online?

Representatives from your organisation are invited to participate in this workshop to explore how digitised content is made more discoverable and engaging in the online world.

At this workshop, you will be introduced to a range of online tools available which will enable the promotion and sharing of collections online. Learn how to connect your community to engage with these resources and encourage wider contribution to Anzac centenary commemoration projects online.

Please note: this is a 1.5 day workshop, running from 9am-4pm, 15 Jul and 9am-1pm, 16 Jul. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

This event is part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

Picture of crowds at opening of William Jolly Bridge

Crowds of people gathered for the opening of the William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane, 1932 John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland



1:00-3:00pm QFHS Members' Meeting - Visitors Welcome

William Jolly, Pathfinder of Brisbane
Warren Jolly, grandson of William, will speak about the Grey Street Brisbane that was named William Jolly Bridge to honour William and the work he undertook as Mayor of the Town of Windsor, Lord Mayor of Brisbane and a Member of Parliament.

Thursday 16 July

Aerial view of Holts Hill Water Treatment Plant
Holts Hill water treatment plant, Mount Crosby, 1950 John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland


7:00-9:00pm Kenmore and District Historical Society Inc. at Kenmore Library



Colin Hester of the Mt Crosby Historical Society will be presenting the history of the  which was commenced in the 1890s after a decision in the 1880s to draw a water supply from the Brisbane River. It is a fascinating story of 19th century engineering and is linked to the need to provide clean drinking water for a growing city.  Colin will focus on the impact on Kenmore and surrounding areas.

Colin will also feature the story of the work of laying the pipes; initially the pipes, laid along the side of Moggill Road, were 24 inches in diameter. There were six upgrades of the size of the pipes to cope with Brisbane’s increasing population.




Don't forget to check out the National Family History Month calendar of events for August.  There are already 37 events listed for Queensland.  Get your diary out now and start planning.  For more information go here.

1 comment:

diane b said...

Looks like you might be busy over the next week. Thanks for the info. Keep trying to find time to do family history but alas other things take priority.