Guest Speakers

Guest speakers normally follow the formal part of monthly meetings. Topics vary widely.

 

20 Oct 2014   Peter Dunn – “Women at War”
17 Nov 2014   Christmas Breakup. No guest speaker
15 Dec 2014   No meeting
19 Jan 2015   Helen Smith – Digitising and organising your Family History
16 Feb 2015   Tracey Olivieri & Chris Dawson – Ipswich and South Brisbane  Cemeteries
16 Mar 2015   Greg Hallam – 150 years of Railways in Queensland
20 Apr 2015   Ron Rees – MacArthur the Man
18 May 2015   Dawn Montgomery – Ryerson Index
15 Jun 2015   Dr. Kerry Raymond – Burial in Queensland
20 Jul 2015   Lisa Jones – History of Women in the Queensland Police

 

Some of the subjects we have covered in the past include:

  • The law and copyright
  • Records of persons arrested by police & victims of violent crime in Queensland pre 1900
  • Fossicking in the State Archives
  • The joys & frustrations of overseas research
  • The little used resources at the State Library
  • Latest developments in oral history collection
  • Community and personal histories – records held
  • Scandinavian records, especially Danish
  • Police records, wages books
  • Newspapers, Australian & overseas, local histories at Griffith University
  • Genetics and the family historian
  • Maritime Museums and their records
  • Colonial Secretary’s papers in 1. London; 2. Queensland, 3. NSW -
  • Inquests & No Inquests at the Qld State Archives
  • Records of Interest to Researchers at the Education History Unit
  • Red Cross Archives
  • Archerfield and Early Aviation in Queensland
  • The Flying Doctor Service and their Records.