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Queensland State Conference

Event Information

  • 3 Oct 2015 8:30am - 4 Oct 2015 11:55am
  • Riverglenn, 70 Kate Street, Indooroopilly
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Full registration (earlybird by 31 July) $120, after 31 July $140; day registrations also available

The first ever Queensland family history and local history conference will be held in Brisbane on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 October 2015. The conference, titled In time and place: local history, family history, social history will provide sessions in two streams: family history and local history. The venue for the Conference is Riverglenn, 70 Kate Street, Indooroopilly, 4068.

Speakers at key sessions will present topics of common interest. Societies, research repositories, and commercial organisations will be invited to provide stalls displaying their resources and work, and items for sale.

Keynote speaks are:

Janis Wilton, a public and applied historian at the University of New England where she co-ordinates and teaches the university's courses on local, family and applied history.

David Obee, from Victoria, British Columbia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Times Colonist, the oldest newspaper in western Canada.His father's ancestors are from England and Ireland; his mother's from a German colony in the Ukraine.

Shauna Hicks, worked in government for over 35 years in libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Since retiring she has written a number of family history guides and is a regular speaker on genealogy cruises, at conferences and at seminars.

Other speakers include Jan Richardson, Duncan Richardson, Rowena Loo, Jennifer Harrison, Dan Kelly, Diana Hacker, Rosemary Kopittke, Carl Saffigna, Geoff Doherty, Michael Brumby, Beryl Roberts, Pauline Williams, Brian Rough, and Helen Smith.

For details of the full program, registration, exhibitors and other information visit the In Time and Place website.

Save the dates: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2015.