We bring together people who are interested in geography – in a deeper understanding of the world around them. We organise a diverse programme of lectures and trips. We are passionate about geographical education, and run an Australia-wide school competition. We always have a major project on the go.
RGSQ lectures are free and open to the public.
Annual Thomson Address
“Revisiting the multifunctional transition in Australia's Wet Tropics: the climate change crisis”
presented by Dr Steve Turton
When: Tue May 2, 7:30 pm, "Gregory House", 237 Milton Rd
The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area has been recognized globally as the second most irreplaceable natural world heritage area and the sixth most irreplaceable protected area. Despite its high level of protection and international prominence as a successfully managed ‘multi-tenured’ world heritage property, the Wet Tropics faces an uncertain future.
May: TREK: SPICER’S GAP ROAD CONSERVATION PARK
Wed May 10
To book: contact the RGSQ Office on 07 3368 2066 or email at email@example.com.
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.
June: FOLLOW The MURRAY
Thu 15 June
To book: contact RGSQ at 07 3368 2066 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
An illustrated talk following the Murray from Goolwa to Albury
During the illustrated talk explore the scenery, the vegetation (magnificent eucalypts), land forms and land use from cultivation to grazing to pine clad hills, the spectacular coloured cliffs, very old and very new hotels and housing, 'millions' of houseboats particularly near Echuca and 'tinnies', locks, lakes and dams, the Snowy Hydro scheme (not on the Murray) and so much more.
* The Society's 2015/16 Annual Report may be downloaded HERE.
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC
Governor of Queensland