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.
July Lecture: 5 July 2016, 7:30 pm
"Endurance horse riding in Australia"
presented by Virginia Dale
The moto of edurance riding is ‘TO COMPLETE IS TO WIN’ and Virginia can vouch for that!
Virginia Dale will join us on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 to speak about the dedication and trials that accompany long-distance horse riding.
Endurance riding offers wonderful opportunities to travel vast distances with your horse, criss cross state forests, ride bush tracks and explore hidden tracks on private land.
Endurance riding is a winter sport run by dedicated volunteers. There are approximately 10 annual rides on the South East Queensland and Northern NSW calendar.
The pinnacle of Australian endurance riding is the Tom Quilty Gold Cup - 160km in 24 hours. Just to make the start line of the Tom Quilty is an achievement in itself!
Day Out: Engineering Heritage Walk - 23 June Thu
On Thursday 23 June 2016, an Engineering Heritage Walk will take us along William Street where we will note what it looked like in days gone past and imagine what it may look like after the major casino development planned for that precinct is completed. We will then walk through the QUT campus and across the Goodwill Bridge and visit the Maritime Museum and South Brisbane Dry Dock.
Ken Sutton Memorial Library Group - 27 June Mon, 9:00 am to 11:30 pm, "Gregory House," 237 Milton Road, Milton.
Map Group - 4 July Mon, 10:00 am, "Gregory House," 237 Milton Road, Milton.
* The Society's 2014/15 Annual Report may be downloaded HERE.
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC
Governor of Queensland