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The next 6-monthly general meeting will be held on
Saturday 25th November
in Ferny Grove, Brisbane
hosted by The Brisbane Tramway Museum
Further details to follow
The Museum will be open, and delegates will be able to ride on Brisbane’s preserved trams in a bushland setting.
Zoom Service available to members, visit the Service page for more information
History Queensland farewells our long-term Patron...
History Queensland is sad to announce that our wonderful Patron, Bill Kitson, has decided to resign from the Patron’s role for personal reasons. Bill was a fantastic patron, and we are sad to lose him. He always answered our requests for assistance. He regularly attended our AGMs and more often than not, would speak of his historical research around surveyors and their families.
We wish Bill and his family a wonderful future and hope he keeps in touch.
History Queensland welcomes a new Patron... Shauna Hicks
We are delighted that archivist and family historian, Shauna Hicks, accepted our invitation to take on the role. Shauna is well known in Queensland and interstate historical and family history circles with academic credentials to support her reputation. She has worked at the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland State Archives, National Archives Australia in Canberra, and at the Public Record Office Victoria in Melbourne.
Shauna operates her own business Shauna Hicks History Enterprises and is a well-known speaker at conferences including Unlock the Past cruises and locally. Shauna blogs at Diary of an Australian Genealogist.
We welcome Shauna to her new role as Patron.
HQ Newsletter Vol 10 No 4 - Dec 2023
The Australian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc. (AFFHO) publishes regular newsletters of general interest to family historians.
AFFHO Newsletters: www.affho.org/news/index.php
Does your society, museum or location have a focus or interest in German-Australian history? Do you have members researching German family or social history? Is there a story that you need to tell about our German-Australian past?
The German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance formed in September 2016 to help researchers of German-Australian history, heritage and culture to network more effectively.
With the aim to allow discussion between academic, public, popular and family historians, we are looking for presenters who have a story to tell, research to present, or methodology to share. With expressions of interest already received from the University of Newcastle, AIATSIS, and professional genealogists across Australia, we hope to present a program that captures our heritage, past and present, living the theme of "Reconnections - Recollections - Resilience"