2017 at RGSQ


RGSQ lectures are free and open to the public. 


"History of the formation of Lamington National Park" presented by Neville McManimm.

When: Tuesday, 4 April , 7:30 pm, "Gregory House", 237 Milton Rd

By thinboyfatter [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. 

Neville is a keen Bushwalker and to him it’s the stories of Aboriginal history, Exploration and Settlement, Geography and Talking with Local Landowners that makes the country come alive so that an outing is “Not Just a Walk in the Park”. 

His talk will cover the history and stories that brought into being this great National Park we have on Brisbane’s doorstep. 

ANZAC Lecture: “WWI and Australian History”

presented by Associate Professor Martin Crotty 

When: Tue April 18, 7:30 pm"Gregory House", 237 Milton Rd

Headstones in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery near the Australian National War Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France”. Courtesy of Martin Crotty.

Associate Professor Martin Crotty is the Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland. He has long been interested in Australian society during World War I, and has for some time been a public commentator on the way Australia remembers and commemorates its war experiences, particularly as they relate to WWI.

In this lecture, Martin laments aspects of the Anzac legend for the way they trivialize and distort the realities of Australia’s military past, but maintains nonetheless that WWI has to remain central to any telling of the Australian national story.



Felton is just two hours from Brisbane and the festival makes for a fabulous day out. It is all about celebrating country life and land in the surrounds of the beautiful Felton Valley.

For more details and to book, please contact the RGSQ office: 07 3368 2066 or email at admin@rgsq.org.au    

Bush and Beach - Sat, 22 April

Two gentle and contrasting walks.

To book - contact RGSQ Office on 07 3368 2066 or email at admin@rgsq.org.au.     


Wed, May 10

To book: contact the RGSQ Office on 07 3368 2066 or email at admin@rgsq.org.au.     

Take a walk along the Heritage Trail with historical plaques, 3.2kms return of gently sloping track. There is an alternative track back for experienced bushwalkers via Mt Mathieson (extra 4.5kms). Wonderful bird watching and wild life opportunities and geographical input from progessional geographer. 

* The Society's 2015/16 Annual Report may be downloaded HERE.

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC
Governor of Queensland