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    • 24 May 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
    • 4
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    Geography in Conversation

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

    With guest speakers, Dr Margaret Cook, academic and author of A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods, and Cr Jonathan Sri, Greens councillor for the Brisbane City Council, representing The Gabba Ward.


    How good is this? 90 minutes for you to ask questions on the history of the growth of the City of Brisbane on the banks and swamps of the Brisbane River, and how the planners are dealing with this today. It will be a Q&A style forum with you posting questions on notice and asking them from the floor. With major natural disasters occurring more frequently and with greater intensity in Brisbane, the effects of climate change and poor urban planning are combining to create desperate, and in some cases fatal, floods. What has led to this situation? What can be done?

    Members please post your questions on notice to the GIC forum https://rgsq.org.au/geographyinconversation/

    OR non-members

    Email: questionsonnotice@gmail.com

    Time: 5:30 light refreshments – doors open at 5:15

    Q&A Forum 6:00 – 7:30

    Location: Gregory Place, Level 2, 28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill

    Cost: $5.00 for refreshments

    • 7 Jun 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill and via Zoom
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

    Dr. Annie Lau


    Tsunamis and severe storms pose significant threats to coastal communities, especially if accurate risk assessment is hindered by a lack of hazard information. In the South Pacific, geological and historical evidence of past extreme wave events are present at many locations but the generation mechanisms, source of tsunamis, or wave propagation characteristics of those events are un(der)studied. Consequently, the recurrence interval, and the type of coastal inundation event that can cause severe damage, are still largely unknown. In this lecture, Dr Lau will present her works from several beautiful Pacific islands and atolls to demonstrate how a combination of mapping, sediment analyses, numerical modelling, and age-dating help to understand what happened in the prehistoric past.

    A 7.2m-long coral boulder transported by large waves generated by Cyclone Winston (2016) and deposited on the reef at Lavena, Taveuni Island of Fiji. Courtesy of Annie Lau

    Bio: Dr Annie Lau is a Lecturer in geography at UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. She is a coastal geomorphologist with specific interests in identifying sedimentary signatures of coastal hazards, interpreting late-Quaternary climatic and environmental changes, and understanding coastal changes at various timescales. She is recognised as a coastal boulder expert as her PhD project focuses on this topic and has authored several publications including a book on boulder transport on tropical reefs. Since moving to Brisbane in 2016, she also researches the evolution of sandy coastlines in Queensland and is particularly interested in the morphology of beach ridges and large dune fields. Annie is a Councillor and the current treasurer of RGSQ.

    Please note: If you have registered to attend the lecture via Zoom, the lecture link will be emailed to all registrants closer to the lecture date. This lecture may be recorded. If you have any questions, please email us at info@rgsq.org.au.

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Travel upstream on the Lady Brisbane to the Bremer River Junction
    • 1
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    Treks & Activities Event

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

    IT IS TIME TO GO CRUISING

    Bremer River Junction Day Cruise

    Why not join us on a leisurely Day Cruise on the Brisbane River?


    Travel upstream on the Lady Brisbane to the Bremer River

    Pass the Dockside apartments, Story Bridge, Eagle Street Business towers, Botanic Gardens, Old Government House, Parliament House, Goodwill bridge, South Brisbane Parklands, North bank QUT and Queen’s Wharf, University of Qld, Walter Taylor Bridge and new pedestrian and bikeway, Lone Pine, Moggill ferry, Joshua Jeays Quarry Goodna to Bremer River Junction.

    Cruise includes Morning Tea, BBQ lunch and fresh fruit Licensed bar on board

    When:  Tuesday 14 June 2022

                  Assemble 8.30 am   Departing 9.00 – 4.00

    WHERE:  BRETTS WHARF PLAZA JETTY

                  449 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton 4007

    Getting there:  visit Translink website Journey Planner

    Bus: 300 from the Cultural Centre Platform 1 and City, Adelaide St stop 23 opp DJ’s to Stop 20 Racecourse Road. (near lights to cross Kingsford Smith Drive)

    Car:  Free street parking in streets around the Hamilton Hotel, and Riverview Tce

    City Cat: Doubtful?

    4 min walk upstream from City Cat terminal at Brett’s Wharf

    Toilets at Town Hall in Rossiter Pde (near bus stop) and Hamilton Hotel and Portside Cruise Terminal

    Cost $88 members and $93 non-members

    Register and pay by Friday 27 May 2022

    Covid 19 safety requirements. Only fully vaccinated passengers and crew to board the Lady Brisbane. As a safety measure, all passengers are asked to continue to wear their face mask when collecting their buffet meal (10 mins only) BYO travel mugs preferred (reduces disposable waste)

    Notes have been prepared by Helen Gregory on a Few Significant Geographical and Historical Features. We have her permission to use.

    I look forward to your company as we cruise the River which is a focal point of Brisbane.

    Jeanette Lamont (co-ordinator)

    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000 / Zoom
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    Map Group Event

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt. This lecture will also be live streamed via Zoom.

    Portuguese Maritime Explorers presented by David James

    Overview:- The Portuguese age of exploration is a presentation which traces the history of the surprising influence of a small Iberian kingdom on medieval discovery of the wider world. The driving factors and development of maritime navigation are discussed.

    Speculation regarding Portuguese discovery and mapping of Australia is also covered.


    Please note: If you have registered to attend the lecture via Zoom, the lecture link will be emailed to all registrants closer to the lecture date. This lecture may be recorded. If you have any questions, please email Kay Rees at kayrees@gmail.com .

    Cost:- $2.00 towards morning tea.

    • 6 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Woodfordia
    • 4
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    Treks & Activities Event

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

    Learn the story of the Jinibara Aboriginal People at their centre at Woodfordia.Credit: https://www.jinibaragallery.com/

    In recognition of NAIDOC Week, the Society has organised a coach trip to the Jinibara Aboriginal Centre in the grounds of Woodfordia (the site of the Woodford Folk Festival).  Broadly, the traditional country of the Jinibara People is centred around Kilcoy and Woodford.  Jinibara Country was recognised at Woodfordia by the National Native Title Tribunal in 2012.  The Woodford Folk Festival has nurtured ties with the Jinibara people and hosts the Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation.

    This trip travels from Enoggera via Petrie, Dayboro and Mt Mee to Woodfordia with a stop for BYO morning tea.  The cost includes the coach, and a cultural talk plus bush tucker lunch at the Jinibara Cultural Centre.

    There may be a walk of several hundred metres along a track.

    Cost $70 for members, $75 for non-members

    Departure times and pick up points: (please select one when you register)

    • A.      9:00 am  Enoggera Bus Station (adjacent the Enoggera Railway Station) – parking in commuter carpark and adjacent streets
    • B.      9:15 am  Carseldine - Bus stop in Dorville Rd, between Denver Rd and Whitehorse St, opposite Gate 3 of former QUT campus – parking in adjacent streets
    • C.      9:30 am  Petrie – Petrie Railway Station, bus station – parking in commuter carpark and adjacent streets

    Covid conditions apply.  Proof of Covid vaccinations is required.

    Register and pay by Monday 6 June 2022

    Ralph Carlisle
    Activity Coordinator

    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redlands
    • 7
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    Treks & Activities Event

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

    Join us. Sit back and relax as we travel through the Redlands with an informative local guide. Go from Wellington Point in the north to Redland Bay in the south.







    Toondah Harbour From Public Boat Ramp , Cleveland, Queensland, 2014; Panthus, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

    Learn the history of the early settlers, land use changes (Cleveland -Raby Bay and Toondah Harbour), tales of intrigue, lighthouses and origin of the Ekka strawberry sundae.

    This scenic drive follows the coastal waters of Moreton Bay.

    Tour includes coach, morning tea, guided tour and a 2 course lunch at local Golf Club. There will be a choice of a Main and Dessert with Tea or coffee.

    Cost $75 member and $80 non-member

    Departure times and Pick up points: (Please select one when you register)

    • A   North side –  9am  Bus stop 27 Park Av Eagle Junction near EJ Rail Station
    • B   South side -   9.30  Bus stop 27 Morningside School of Arts (cnr Wynnum and Thynne Rd)  Morningside  (permission to park car in the grounds)
    • C    South side -  9.45  Kianawah Park  Wynnum Road, Tingalpa  (plenty of car parking     space)  near Gateway motorway. Bus stop opp. Park heading east.                                                                                                                                                                     

    Covid conditions apply. Proof of vaccinations is required and Masks to be worn in doors.

    Register and pay by Monday 18 July 2022

    Do hope you can come

    Jeanette Lamont

    Co-ordinator

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 Sep 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Central Queensland
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    Treks & Activities Event

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    TRIP TO CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

    CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

    Online expressions of interest are called for members who wish to participate in a ‘tagalong’ road trip to Central Queensland in September.  The trip would visit a number of points of interest with a focus on their geographical significance. 

    NB: This trip will be held in September, depending on the availability of commercial tour operators in Gladstone. If possible the trip will be scheduled for the first half of the month, to avoid clash with the school holidays.  The dates for this trip have NOT been finalised (and could be at any time in September). Dummy dates were included for website purposes.

    Rockhampton to Bundaberg Map Showing Gladstone - Queensland Australia

    The trip would start formally in Monto and visit Mt Morgan, Rockhampton, Gladstone and places in between over a period of seven days, finishing in Gladstone on Day 7.  Participants could choose their own route and timing for their journeys from Brisbane to Monto and return from Gladstone to Brisbane.  The distance covered from Monto via Rockhampton to Gladstone would be about 600 km while Brisbane-Monto and Gladstone-Brisbane would together add another 1000 km.

    Accommodation and meals would be at participants’ choice and expense.  Overnight stops would be at Monto, Mt Morgan, Rockhampton and Gladstone; for each stop, there is a selection of caravan parks (with cabins) and hotels/motels. 

    In Gladstone, there may be one or two commercial tours with local commentators to provide information about this highly industrialised area.

    The number of participants would be limited to 20.  RGSQ would charge about $150 to cover expenses of materials plus commercial tour fees.  An advance deposit may be asked for closer to the date. 

    Online registration for this trip will be available on the RGSQ website in the near future.

    In the meantime, could you please indicate your interest by registering on the website or contacting the office on 3368 2066 by 18 March in order to guage the level of interest.

    Convenor: Ralph Carlisle 0435 460 667



    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    Map Group Event

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

    Presenter: Keith Treschman, Map Group and RGSQ Member

    Overview: The Nippon Foundation support for Seabed 2030.  The aim is to map 100% of the ocean floor by 2030.  It is only 20% covered at the moment.  This was an interesting conference I attended online, and I have done some preliminary research on it.  The talk will present the history and techniques of ocean floor mapping, some of the results, and the intended trajectory to fulfill this concept.


    Costs: $2:00 contribution towards morning tea

    Limit: 30. Registration on the website required.

    Coordiatnor: Kay Rees


    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Binna Burra
    • 5
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    Treks & Activities Event

    RGSQ recommends that all attendees at this event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or exempt.

    Forest Giant Binna Burra - Flickr - gailhampshire

    gailhampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


    This trip combines optional walks and a presentation and tour by the management of Binna Burra of the history and particularly the recovery plans following the disastrous fires of late 2019.

    Although this is a day trip, participants would be able to make arrangements to book camping facilities and accommodation directly with Binna Burra for the nights before and/or after the formal trip. It is advisable to book as accommodation is still somewhat limited and can be booked out  https://www.binnaburralodge.com.au/accommodation/.

    Those travelling to Binna Burra for the day will meet in Canungra at the DJ Smith Memorial Park in the centre of town at 9:00 am sharp. We can arrange carpooling for the drive to Mount Roberts and Binna Burra for those returning to Canungra on the same day.

    We will have time for a morning tea at the Teahouse before commencing the Tullawallal Circuit walk by 10:15 am.

    Bob Reid will conduct the Tullawallal Circuit Walk which takes us along the main Border Track through rainforest on the eastern side of the ridge for about 1.9 km to the track junctions at the ‘Coomera Seat’. From here, ascend to the summit of Tullawallal where we find the closest stand of Antarctic Beech (Nothofagus moorei) trees to Binna Burra.

    We will walk back to the Coomera Seat then follow the circuit track back to Binna Burra on the western side of the ridge, generally in more open vegetation with more Eucalypts (or Corymbias).

    The total climb is given as 175 m but happens over 2.5 km so grades are easy, with a few steps, but no flights of steps.

    A 2021 description of the walk by Elaine P is:

    Really easy (very gentle grade up, practically level) with dense forest until atop the boulders at Tullawallal, which then provides glimpses across the valley. Beautiful ferns, mushrooms and beech trees with whipbirds, bellbirds and some chattering birds (unknown). A few spiked plants with spikes in top and underside of each leaf, impressively serious defense! https://www.aussiebushwalking.com/qld/se-qld/lamington-np/tullawallal-circuit

    The plant hazards mentioned above are easily avoidable with a little care!

    We should be back at Binna Burra by 12:30 for lunch at the Teahouse.

    An alternative stroll for those who do not wish to come to Tullawallal would be the 1.2 km Rainforest Circuit with very easy grades. This walk starts on the Border Track then has a (signed) route across the very low ridge to the circuit back to Binna Burra from Tullawallal. Those who choose this option would be responsible for themselves so we ask that no-one does this on their own, and with other RGSQ participants, if possible

    Lunch is at the Tea House Café will be at approximately 12.30pm at your own cost

    A presentation will be given by the management of Binna Burra starting at approximately 2pm on the formation and history of Binna Burra with some concentration on the plans and recovery from the bushfires which destroyed much of their facility in Spring 2019.

    Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members, which of course excludes meals and any accommodation

    Limit: 20 participants, registering on the website or through the RGSQ Office (3368 2066).

    Further details will be circulated to registered participants closer to the event.

    Convenors: Bob Reid 0412 625 944, Chris Spriggs 0400 908 378


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