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    • 7 Feb 2023
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, Spring Hill, Qld 4004
    • 16

    Welcome Night 2023

    Please join us for the first social evening of the year when the Society’s 2023 program of activities and events will be presented.

    This is a social function with drinks and light supper served, and plenty of time for conversation, commencing at 7.30pm.

    Entry is free to members, $5 for non-members. We would appreciate a small donation on the night to help cover the cost of the food and drinks.

    Please register on the website.

    Location: Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill

    • 14 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
    • 10

    Map Group Event

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

    Plate Tectonics by Keith Treschman, Map Group and RGSQ Member

    Overview:-  This presentation will describe the current understanding of the motion of the continents and ocean floor.  It will provide some history of the development of this model.  Then, explanations of how the evidence fits the theory of plate tectonics will follow.  Some points covered will be the patterns of mountain chains, volcanoes, earthquakes, ocean ridges, island arcs, animal and plant distribution, Earth magnetism.

    Cost:- $2.00 towards morning tea.

    Limit:- 40.  Registration on the website required.  This presentation will only be available by your attendance.

    Coordinator:-  Kay Rees

    • 28 Feb 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
    • 44

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

    With Guest speakers, Dr Piet Filet, Queensland Water Modelling Network Engagement and Collaboration Manager with Griffith University, Australian Rivers Institute, and Dr Andrew Biggs, pedologist and soil surveyor with the Department of Natural Resources. Moderated by John Tasker, President RGSQ.

    Water management and soil profiles have always been important in the expansion of agriculture in Qld. Agricultural production to provide for population growth and export markets relies heavily on soils and the available water. Is it possible to regenerate the balance between water resources, healthy soils and fulfill the increasing demand for agricultural production?

    The Q&A forum will enable you to ask questions on the hydrological resources, water flow, storage and quality, and how that impacts on soil quality and food production in SE Qld. 

    Come along for light refreshments before settling in for an informed conversation on a topic of interest to us all. 

    Members registering please post your questions on notice to the GIC forum:

    OR non-members 

    Time: 5:30pm light refreshments – doors open at 5:15pm 
    Q&A Forum 6:00 – 7:30pm. Mingling 7:30 – 8:00.

    Address: Gregory Place, Level 1, 28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill. 
    Cost: $5.00 for refreshments, included in registration 
    Cost: $5:00 Members 
             $10:00 Non-members 
             $5.00 Students.

    Pamela Tonkin, Co-Convenor

    • 16 Mar 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Brisbane City
    • 0

    Treks & Activities Event

    This event is now fully booked. If you are interested, please proceed with your booking to add your name to the waitlist and, depending on interest, we can possibly duplicate the event later in the year.

    Building for the future (Cross River Rail), and Remembering the past (Macarthur Museum)

    Photo: John Robert McPherson, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons.

    When: Thursday 16th March 2023

    Where: The Event commences at 10.30am with a visit to the Cross River Rail Experience Centre, (Elizabeth St) and concludes about 2.30 pm following the visit to the Macarthur Museum (Edward St).

    This Event involves visits to two (2) Brisbane City locations-one to see and hear about what is one of the largest infrastructure developments being undertaken in the city- at the Cross River Rail Experience Centre, and the other, a reflection on the city’s role as Gen. Macarthur’s Pacific headquarters during World War II- at the Macarthur Museum.   Whilst both of these locations are open to the public, the chance to hear a bit more through organised group tours offers an interesting opportunity for participating members.

    Participant numbers are limited to twenty (20). A wait list will be operated.

    The visit locations (which are a couple of city blocks apart; Edward St. and Elizabeth St.) are in upper levels of city buildings, accessible by stairs and lifts. About a 10/15 minute walk from Central Station. With the Cross River Rail component, there is the option to walk a short distance to a nearby building to access (by lift) the 16th floor to view into the bowels of the excavation and construction of the (new) Albert Street station.

    Seating is available at both locations during talks and presentations, however viewing static displays will necessitate an amount of standing.

    Event outline:

    10.30 am-12.00am. Cross River Experience Centre. (Level 1/151 Elizabeth Street)

    Lunch: At participants cost and at locations of their choice. Suggestions of possible lunch venues in the general area of the Event locations will be distributed prior to the 16th March.

    1.30 pm- 2.30 pm Macarthur Museum. (Level 8, MacArthur Chambers, 201 Edward Street)      

    Participants will need to find their own way to the Macarthur Museum, for a 1.30 pm start.

    Cost: $15 per person (Members). Non-members $20 per person.

    Please register interest in participating in the Event by 28th February 2023.

    • 27 Apr 2023
    • 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Caloundra
    • 11

    Treks & Activities Event

    Join us on the Caloundra - Eco Explorer Cruise

    Departure: 2 Pick up locations

    A. Arrive at 7.15 for 7.30 departure from Bus stop 27 Park Av (Clayfield) near Eagle Junction Station.

    B. Petrie station 7.50  

    Please indicate when booking.

    Return: 4 pm

    What: Bus and Cruise

    The Pumicestone Passage on Caloundra’s doorstep is 35 km long and separates Bribie Island National Park from the mainland. The internationally significant Marine Park with its numerous islands and creeks is home to over 300 species of birds and is an important sanctuary in their migration. It is part of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site.

    • Follow the Lighthouse keepers’ journey south on the Eco Explorer Cruise. This 2.30hr cruise travels to the heart of the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park
    • See the Breakthrough on Bribie Island
    • Hear the fascinating history, geography and ecology of this pristine region
    • Observe wildlife- spot a sea eagle or wading bird as we travel the foreshore of Bribie
    • Enjoy a generous Morning tea (scones, date slice, fruit platter) while the boat is at anchor at Lighthouse reach.

    The activity involves a 1.30hr bus trip (there and back) and a 2.30hr cruise (seated) ample opportunity to move around during the cruise. The vessel is boarded at a fixed wharf and has a toilet facility.

    Lunch: 12.00 at Pelican Waters Tavern (not included) own expense

    Wear: comfortable shoes and sun safe clothing

    Bring: a hat, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen and wind jacket. It is recommended to wear a mask on the bus.

    Cost: $100 members and $105 non-members

    Register and pay by 30 March 2023.

    This trip will be limited to 35 people and if full, please join the waitlist if you are interested.  

    Do hope you can come.

    • 9 May 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 May 2023
    • 2:30 PM
    • Canungra and Sarabah Valley
    • 20

    Map Group Event

    Trip Manager:  Neville McManimm – Map Group and RGSQ member,  

    Trip Overview:  The Base Camp will be a Camping Ground 10 minutes from Canungra township. As things will start about 9am on the Tuesday 9th May, consider if you wish to travel early on the Tuesday morning from Brisbane (2 hours travel) or  arrive in Canungra on the Monday 8th May during the afternoon after a pleasant country drive and time for drinks and nibbles (BYO) on the creek bank before dinner.

    The camping ground has good facilities, camp kitchen with large undercover area, hot showers, all on the well-kept banks of Canungra Creek in the Sarabah Valley. Camping fees $15 pp per night, On-site tents have two bedframes with mattress (bring your own sleeping gear) $25 pp per night.

    For those who wish other accommodation, try the following - Canungra Hotel and B&B’s in Canungra are very close to the base camping ground.  In Sarabah Valley (5 minute drive from the base camping ground) are the Greenlee Cottages, phone 07-55434021 or check their website. There is no operating motel in Canungra.

    There is no need to book the camping ground ahead of time. Neville will do that as you nominate for the outing. B&B’s should be booked as early as possible, that’s your responsibility. Neville will be staying at the camping ground from the Monday afternoon.

    Car-pooling will be the order of each day. If we have a few 4wd’s this will add some interest to the outings!

    The outing will finish a little after lunch on the Thursday.

    Registration Costs:  $65.00 to RGSQ members and $80.00 for non-members which includes one barbeque meal at the campground.  Accommodation costs are additional to the registration costs. If staying at the camping ground, please contact Neville to organise.  Accommodation external to the camping ground to be organised privately.

    Registration on the website required.  Further information will be provided to the registrants closer to the event.

    Trip Manager:  Neville McManimm    Email:

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