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    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Ground Floor, "Gregory House," 237 Milton Road, MILTON
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    Australian Geography Competition Volunteering

    Dear members, this activity has had to be postponed for 1-2 weeks due to an issue with data. I will post new dates later this week or early next week. Bernard Fitzpatrick

    The Society would like to again call on members to volunteer to help with the sorting, packing and dispatch of the Australian Geography Competition’s certificates, results and prizes.

    Where: Ground Floor, "Gregory House," 237 Milton Road, MILTON

    When: Start Date & Time: Likely start Monday 6 August, 9:30 am

                Finish Date & Time: Thursday 9 August, 4:30 pm


    • 6 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 11 Kerrianne Place, Moorooka 4105
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    Map Group Gathering

    Sylvia Michael

    Sylvia is the Geospatial Processing and Technical Solutions Manager at Geoimage Pty Ltd. Sylvia is a practising spatial map maker

    Gold coin donation for morning tea.

    Transport: Members to make own arrangements. Car pooling is recommended since parking is limited.


    • 7 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Road, Paddington
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    To map land use state-wide, the Queensland Government has implemented an innovative mapping system for technical and non-technical users. A suite of Esri™ products are used to gather, check and publish data via desktop, field and mobile devices. The system could be applied to any large-area mapping program. Land use and land use change maps are a fundamental dataset for natural resource management and monitoring, natural disaster recovery and biosecurity response.

    Craig Shephard is the Principal Scientist in the Queensland Land use Mapping Program, within the Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government. He has some 20 years professional experience in the mapping of landscape attributes, particularly land cover and land use in Queensland, Australia. Prior to that spent two years mapping crime in London, UK. Craig is particularly focused on the application of Geographic Information Systems to natural resource management.

    Lecture at The Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Road, Paddington

    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Overnight in Imbil at choice of accommodation.
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    Treks & Activities Event

    REGISTRATION OF INTEREST ONLY AT THIS TIME.

    NON MEMBERS who wish to participate in this event may register an interest, however must be a member of the RGSQ before the event.

    A weekend for guided exploration of the Upper Yabba catchment including Yabba Falls, Ochre Falls, Tumbled Valley, Broken Femur Falls. This is a self-drive weekend staying in Imbil at your choice of accommodation.

    The old geologies of the area provide some baffling questions and a wide variety of landforms including moderate and massive jointing in granitic outcrops, surprising volcanic intrusions and vent, and strongly jointed metamorphic structures. The Mary Catchment has captured some of the upper Burnett catchment via Yabba and Kingaham Creeks. The weekend is appropriate for a range of fitness levels:

    1. Easy but rough walk to top of Yabba Falls and Weaner Rock;
    2. Moderate challenge due to length of slopes gives access into the top of the Yabba catchment and also into Gates of Yabba;
    3. Optional: abseiling descent into awesome Baiyambora Gorge with challenging return hiking ascent.Cost of abseiling per person is an additional $180 GST Incl, maximum for 5 people. Qualified abseiling guides (not RGSQ members) will provide this activity. There will be two descents each between 40 and 60 metres.

    Access to the field site from Imbil requires a 4WD vehicle, so we will be carpooling for those who do not have a 4WD.

    People need to assemble at Borumba Deer Park, Yabba Creek Road, Imbil by 7.30am on the Saturday morning and again on the Sunday morning. This trek will involve two days, returning to Imbil on both days.

    Staying at Imbil in your choice of accommodation: Imbil Country Cabins (economical quality accommodation) or B&Bs or camping at Deer Park, camping at Imbil Island Reach Campground, or at Borumba Dam camping area.

    Staing at Imbil in your choice of accommodation: Imbil Country Cabins (economical quality accommodation) or B&Bs or camping at Deer Park, camping at Imbil Island Reach Campground, or at Borumba Dam camping area.

    Borumba Deer Park www.borumbadeerpark.com

    Camping $15pp pn

    Budget Cabins $75 for first 2 persons pn + $15 per extra adult

    Deluxe Cabins $95 for first 2 persons pn + $15 per extra adult

    Own Van $32 for first 2 persons pn + $17 per extra adult.

    Alternative quality accommodation (rating by the Coordinator ****) at Imbil Country Cabins for upto to 6 persons (1 Queen, 2 bunks, 1 double fold out sofa) is $181 pn.

    Please register your Expression by Wednesday 27 June. Cost to be advised.

    Full details will be emailed only to those who have registered interest.

    Coordinator: Ian Stebhens, RGSQ Fellow
    Inquiries: info@rgsq.org.au



    • 4 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Road, Paddington

    RGSQ Lecture Series

    Dr Adrian McCallum

    The Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Road, Paddington

    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 9:45 AM
    • The Hub, Roma Street Parklands
    • 4
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    Treks & Activities Event

    A guided walk and train ride in the Roma Street Parklands, lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Queensland Police Museum.

    The area that is now called Roma Street Parkland has a long and varied history. It was a meeting place for local Aboriginal people prior to European settlement, a gazetted park in the 1870s, a railway terminal station was built in 1875 and markets traded here until 1964. The area that is now called Roma Street Parkland has been a focal point for the people and commerce of Brisbane.

    Well known by garden and plant enthusiasts for its exceptional horticultural standards, it is also an important community asset and popular visitor destination. The Parkland was opened in April 2001.

    Join us for a walk with knowledgeable local guides and experience a short train ride around the park before lunch (cost included).

    After lunch we will visit the Queensland Police Museum which will include a 25 minute presentation followed by free time to have a look at the many displays describing police heritage, Queensland crimes, police investigative techniques, medals, the history of police women, operational equipment and transport, amongst others. Their simulated murder scene is a popular attraction - maybe try your hand at solving this crime.

    Coordinator: Kay Rees
    Meet at The Hub, Roma Street Parklands
    Enquiries: info@rgsq.org.au

    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • USC, Sunshine Coast, Lecture Theatre 2
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    Ian Stehbens, RGSQ Fellow

    The lecture will demonstrate the way geographical education and practice contribute effectively to the building of sustainable peace in divided societies. By identifying the critical elements of culture, leadership, beliefs, viewpoint and then the art and soul of peacebuilding, a framework for making a difference will emerge.

    Ian Stehbens and Megawati Sukarnoputri collaborating in Indonesia to achieve a non-violent response to the second Bali Blasts

    Experience has taught that conflict resolution is a false god, for it often maintains injustice and can readily invest inappropriate power. Rather, conflict transformation has become the approach to achieving just-peace, whereby the energies of all parties are redirected to achieving the shared dream and common hope.

    Powerful stories from experience will be shared, leading into the presentation of a holistic model of peacebuilding. The model maps the renegotiation of identity which is necessary to address the past then maps the transformational processes that create the future. This will allow an overview of curricula that were developed in order to train peace builders from diverse cultures, religious identities, and for an array of conflicts.

    What was thought was not possible in Bali, what was deemed too dangerous in Guadalcanal, when escalation was planned for Bougainville, when generational hatreds were valued in Pakistan, when the traditional peacemakers had abandoned their tribes in PNG Highlands, when talatalas justified violence against women in Fiji, when the country of Burundi was classified as the basket case nation in the world by UN… then there were courageous peace builders…. “and the miracle happened!”

    Bio: Geographic insights and literacy are crucial in addressing environmental, geopolitical, economic and national security issues. Geographer, Ian Stehbens, has been a significant contributor to the transforming of conflicts in the South Pacific and South East Asia from 1995-2009, most notably at first in French Polynesia, then Bougainville and Bali.

    Ian Stehbens was influenced by Dr John Paul Lederach, the internationally renowned peacebuilder, from whom he gained the confidence to establish Pacific Peacebuilding Initiatives Ltd in 2004. He is a published author of geography textbooks, educational resources, family history and peacebuilding curricula

    Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 (K Block) Parking area P6


    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Fryer Library, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
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    Map SIG Event

    The Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature was founded in 1927 in honour of John Denis Fryer and provides a rich store of books, manuscripts, photographs, architectural drawings, oral histories and much more.  An extensive collection of published and unpublished material focuses on Australian literature, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, Queensland history, art and architecture. We will view:

    • The map collection, especially historic maps of Queensland or other parts of Australia, and
    • related maps, books or journals on Queensland’s 19th century Explorers.  It is Map Group’s understanding that the Fryer Library has some significant books/journals of Leichhardt’s Expeditions in Queensland.

      Location: Fryer Library, Duhig Building #2 This map also details car parking and public transport facilities for the St Lucia campus.

      LunchLunch afterwards is at Wordsmiths Cafe, Building 4, 2 Staff House Rd, St Lucia QLD 4072.  A booking has been made for 12.30 pm for a table of 20. (pending final numbers)

      Menu: it will be the usual cafe offerings. Since it is mid-semester break, we will be able to order on the day however, in order to prepare they need to have numbers.

       Coordinator: Kay Rees email: kayrees@gmail.com mob: 0402 101 555

      • 8 Oct 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 11 Kerrianne Place, Moorooka 4105
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      Map Group Gathering

      A presentation by various Map Group members who have mapping backgrounds.  David Carstens will explain difficulties involved in the production of a map at Mawson in Antarctica in 1963 and relate "a typical error" in the Readers Digest Atlas.

      Paul Coghlan describes the Engineering Consequences of a Survey Error.

      James Hansen will cover errors by Ptolemy, deliberate errors by Columbus and errors by Corrigan.

      Stuart Watt will show that "Even the best can miss a detail” (An error of scale on an orienteering map).

      Gold coin donation for morning tea.

      Transport: Members to make own arrangements. Car pooling is recommended since parking is limited.


      • 13 Oct 2018
      • 9:00 AM
      • Meet at Canungra
      • 9
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      Treks & Activities Event

      This walk in the O`Reilly`s area of Lamington National Park will be approximately 10kms but there are places that people many leave if they do not want to go that far.

      We will walk down the Wishing Tree track, along the upper reach of Morans Creek, along a 4WD road to a lookout area and have morning tea here.

      From here we follow the Morans Falls graded track uphill to meet the road. There are a few steps here also a good view of the Falls. Then out to Python Rock with good views. From here we will if the group, or some of the group, wish to continue on a trail to the fabulous West Cliff for lunch. After this back to O`Reilly`s for coffee at the cafe.

      Must take : A small backpack with rain jacket, small first aid kit, torch (although you shouldn`t need it !) something warm to wear and morning tea, lunch and 1/2 – 2 L water. Sturdy shoes/boots must be worn as the ground is rough. Don`t forget sun and insect protection and a hat.

      We may be able to organise car pooling from Brisbane. Please indicate your preferences when registering or talk to the RGSQ office.

      Meet: Opposite Post Office Canungra at 08:00. 

      Coordinator: Mary Comer
      Enquiries: info@rgsq.org.au - (07) 3368 2066

      • 5 Nov 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 11 Kerrianne Place, Moorooka 4105
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      Map Group Event

      A presentation by Map Group members

      3 short (20 minute) presentations made by Map Group members, Les Isdale "Mapping Before Digits"; Jim Graham and Peter Nunan "What's in RGSQ Library and Map Collection?"; Len Lowry "From Lines to Coordinates" followed by lunch at the Ho Choi Chinese restaurant  Moorooka 4105 (Note; Lunch venue may change if RGSQ has new premises)

      Transport: Members to make own arrangements. Car pooling is recommended since parking is limited.


      • 6 Nov 2018
      • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Magda Community Artz, Bardon

      RGSQ Lecture Series

      Kathryn Scott



      • 3 Dec 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 11 Kerrianne Place, Moorooka 4105
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      Map Group Gathering

      Members are encouraged to bring along an interesting artefact or map for "Show and Tell".

      Cost: Gold coin donation for morning tea. Members to bring a plate to share.

      Transport: Members to make own arrangements. Car pooling is recommended since parking is limited.




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