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Monthly Lecture Series

The Society offers a monthly program of historical lectures from February to November inclusive. The lectures are held on the third Monday of the month at the Society s rooms, 49 Lindsay St, Toowoomba, starting at 7.30pm, unless otherwise indicated. The lectures are open to non-members. Supper is served. Summaries of the lectures are published in the Society s monthly newsletter. The 2016 series is as follows:

Date Speakers Topic
Feb 29 (2pm) Jayne Royal  Visit of New City Library & Local History Collection 
21  March Greg Lamerton Somme Valley to Somme St: Toowoomba Men in the 9th Battalion
18 April
Peter Cullen     
Screening Tonight at The Strand: 100 years of cinema
16 May (1.30pm)        Judith Meibusch & Margaret Kimmins                          

Bringing Home the Bacon: a history of the Krimmer Family

20 June Maurice French  Stephen Henry Whichello: Master Tanner 
18 July (1.30pm meeting) Diana Beal Black Gully: Toowoomba's Maunfacturing Centre
15 August Jon Williams                                                The 42nd Battalion 1916-1924
12 September                      Anne Monsour                  


Lebanese Writers from the Darling Downs
17 October Maurice French  History of 'The Big Store'

21 November 

28 November


Annual General Meeting

05 December  (12 noon)  Chrismas Lunch   TBA


The Society offers an occasional series of photographic exhibitions.
The 2016 exhibition has yet to be arranged.

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Tombstone Tours

Regrettably, the Society has discontinued offering of regular Tombstone Tours in April and September each yea

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Other Events


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Carnival of Flowers Week

The Society conducts a stall in the grounds of its premises on the edge of Queen s Park Gardens during Carnival week  September 2016. Refreshments are available to all members of the public. Tour parties are welcome.

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