Society Events

Join the society for our upcoming visits of historical interest and/or join our guest speakers as they present at meetings (open to the public).

Memorial Dedication - Sunday 28th January 2024

Plans are well in hand for the dedication on 28 January, 50 years to the day of the LARC disaster during the 1974 floods. 

The Memorial Dedication to Capt Ian Kerr and Cpl Neville Hourigan will be by the RT Hon The Lord Mayor of Brisbane Councillor Adrian Schrinner. We invite members of the community to attend.

We hope the 35 Water Transport Squadron will bring a LARC down from Townsville. This will be like the vehicles
used in the 1974 flood relief/evacuation.

When: Sunday 28th January 2024
Location: Birkin Road Park (near the ANZAC Memorial), Birkin Road, Bellbowrie Qld 4070
Time: 11am

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PAST EVENTS

Sugars Quarry Walk - Sunday 18th June 2023

Join us for a walk to Sugars Quarry. Starting from the upper car park, we’ll trek for only 20 minutes until we reach the quarry. While there, professional historian Judith Nissen will provide a fascinating breakdown of Sugars Quarry’s history and remaining industrial heritage.

With sloping terrain and uneven ground, the trek caters to all with average fitness, plus we’ve arranged disability and wheelchair access to the lookout, ensuring everyone can join! 

Enclosed walking shoes are a must, and if the weather’s favorable, consider sunscreen and insect repellent. 

Bottles of water will be provided, and the entire event will take two hours, with no need for RSVP – everyone is invited!

When: Sunday 18th June 2023
Location: Upper car park, (nearest to the junction of Sugars & Hawksbury Rds), Anstead
Time: 10am – 12pm (approx)

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