3-4 October 2015
History Queensland Inc (HQ), Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc (GSQ) and Queensland Family History Society Inc (QFHS) co-organised In Time and Place, a 1½ day Queensland conference for local historians, family historians and the groups to which they belong. The first conference of its kind in Queensland, it focused on the history of people in their communities.
Ready for the arrivals
About 180 people gathered at Riverglenn, a compact venue in pleasant surroundings, at Kate Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane.
|Keynote speaker, Dave Obee||An attentive audience|
Three keynote speakers were selected to represent family and local history interests – Dave Obee, Canadian historian, genealogist and journalist; Janis Wilton, University of New England, local and community historianand Shauna Hicks, History Enterprises, local and family history researcher. The additional 21 presentations featuring local and family history as well as digitization were well received.
Twenty-one exhibitors surrounded the central open area, which served lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Exhibitors included the sponsors, the co-organisers, family history groups and associated businesses.
Promoting member societies
Sponsorship was essential for presenting the event at moderate registration costs and supported the attendance of regional Queenslanders. The State Library of Queensland, Ancestry, Boolarong Press, Findmypast, Gould/Unlock the Past, Queensland Registry of BDM and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland provided generous sponsorship and additional support was provided by Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund – Walter Taylor Ward [Brisbane City Council], Queensland State Archives, Joy Murrin, and National Library of Australia.