The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Members Only: Australian Geography Competition Question Pack Mailout
Location: RGSQ Level 1, 28 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill Qld 4000.
Dates: Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 February 2020
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm each day. A few hours on any of these days would be greatly appreciated. Six to eight volunteers each day.
This mailout requires question booklets and answer sheets to be counted for each school and placed with a cover letter in large envelopes, Australia Post mail satchels, or boxes. Counting of numbers over 10 question books and 10 answer sheets will be done using counting scales. Attention is required to ensure the correct number of Question booklets and answer sheets are sent to the correct school.
For further information call 07 3330 6907
RGSQ Lecture Series
Thomas Sigler, University of Queensland
Many geographical phenomena can be interpreted from a network perspective, including street grids, information flows, commercial volumes, traffic patterns, and human migration. This presentation overviews the application of network theory to understanding how cities are globally connected through flows of capital, people, and information. It begins with a basic explanation of network theory, before delving more deeply into the assumptions that feed into such research.
A series of powerful visualisations illustrates how the world around us is comprised of networks, and how we can formulate better policy by understanding.
Map Group Event
Details: In 1982 the Surveyor General of Queensland initiated the setting up of the Surveying and Mapping Museum. The Museum has expanded to take in land administration to become the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying and is a sub-branch of the Queensland Museum. The visit will be hosted by the Curator, Kaye Nardella who will present the various historical treasures in this newly refurbished Museum in Edward Street, City. The display includes surveying and mapping instruments, artefacts, journals, historic maps and aerial photography. The Museum is the custodian of the impressive bust of the RGSQ foundation president, Augustus Charles Gregory.
When and where: Location: Ground Level, 317 Edward Street, Brisbane, 4000. You may know this address as the CITEC Building.
Start Date & Time: 10 March 2020 9:45 AM
End Date & Time: 10 March 2020 11:30 AM
Event Requirements:Members and Non Members are required to register on the RGSQ website before Thursday 5 March 2020. A list of registrants will be compiled so that we can expedite the security process to enter the building. Please carry some photo identification (Drivers Licence) on the day of the visit and meet at the address which is near the corner of Wickham Terrace and Edward Street at the Wickham Street carpark.
Costs: Members $5:00; Non Members $10:00
Coordinator: Len Lowry
Treks & Activities Event
SPICERS GAP DAY WALK 24 MARCH
We have a day walk in the Spicers Gap – Mount Mathieson area of the Main Range National Park planned for Tuesday 24 March. Nevertheless, this activity is subject to the reopening of the Park roads and trails after the bushfires of late 2019.
The focus for the day will be the Dividing Range and the barrier it forms between the coast and the Darling Downs, and the history of transport routes. We may also see how the area is recovering after the bushfires.
We will meet at Aratula, at the Bakehouse near the corner of Elizabeth Street and the Cunningham Highway, at :8:30 am (Parking should be available in Elizabeth Street) and car pool into vehicles with higher clearance for the drive up the Range on Spicers Gap Road to the National Park.
Along the Cunningham Highway past Aratula, remnants of the Mount Edwards Railway embankment are just visible.
First stop will be at the foot of the Dividing Range at the site of the surveyed township of Clumber and we will have a look at copies of maps of the site.
We will then stop at the Pioneer Graves and hotel site before driving to Governors Chair Lookout past Moss’s Well.
Our walk will start from Governors Chair and go up about 1.7 km along the closed section of Spicers Gap Road where we will be able to see the way the road was engineered and built.
Those who wish to can walk a further 6.4 km to complete the Mount Mathieson Trail circuit back to the vehicles. This part to the walk does involve a scramble down one steep, rocky section and shorter scrambles around or over rock outcrops. There are good views of Mount Mitchell, Cunninghams Gap, Mount Cordeaux, and further north along the range.
Those who do not wish to complete the circuit can stroll back down the road to Governors Chair.
Participants will need to bring their own morning tea and lunch, plenty of drinking water, and sunscreen. Footwear will need to be suitable for walking too.
Cost will be $5 for Members and $10 for Non-Members.
Maximum number of participants 12.
Organiser: Bob Reid 0412 6259 44
RGSQ, RSQ & Griffith University
The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland and the Royal Society of Queensland, in conjunction with Griffith University’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy have organised a public forum to address these questions. We have assembled an excellent panel of prominent speakers to present some critical perspectives.
PLEASE REGISTER by 30 March as seats are limited. Entry is free but registration is essential for catering purposes.
We hope you can join us for this important event.
Keynote:Dr Helen Cleugh, Director CSIRO Climate Science Centre, Canberra
Bushfire response:Mr Lee Johnson, Former Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and member Climate Council of Australia
Health impacts:Ms Sue Cooke, National Climate and Health Alliance
Mr Michael Gutteridge, Environmental and Social Scientist
Dr Giorel Curran, Griffith University Centre for Policy and Governance
Format for evening:
Location Map Griffith University also have detailed location map for the S05 Theatre, 226 Grey St, South Bank.
Photo: Wind energy turbines at Windy Hill near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Credit: Wendy Townrow, www.istockphoto.com
Kerri Heilbronn and Tim Wright
ST LAURENCE'S COLLEGE URBAN FARM AND BOGGO ROAD GAOL
Please note that for this event you must book and pay by 20 March 2020
ST LAURENCE’S COLLEGE: The visit to the school will allow RGSQ Members and visitors to witness the developed URBAN GARDEN which was the subject of the April 2019 Lecture presented to members of RGSQ by St Laurence’s College Geography Teacher and Head of Faculty-Humanities, Nataleen (Nat) Kilburn. The visit will also allow members and guests to see a wonderful example of the efficient development of urban space and maximization of resources which the school has achieved since opening in 1915.
LUNCH: Lunch is included in the registration cost and will be enjoyed at the RedBrick Hotel, 400 metres (5min walk for fit walkers) down the hill from St Laurence’s College (return walk may not be so easy). For those not wishing to walk, we can car-pool from the College and return, before heading to Boggo Road Gaol. Meals will be pre-selected and ordered prior to the event so that the meal can be ready for 12:30 pm. (See separate sheet attached).
BOGGO ROAD GAOL: Following lunch at the RedBrick we will return to St Laurence’s Carpark and make our way 1.2km to the Gaol carpark for our 2:00pm History Tour of the Gaol, complete with Prison Players. This is an extra feature to enhance the experience and bring to life the early days of the prison.
Meeting Point Map 9:30am - Stephens Road Car Park – St Laurence’s College 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane
TRANSPORT: Private transport (own car) – suggest car-pooling. Our day will conclude at Boggo Road Gaol, immediately adjacent to Boggo Road/ Park Road Railway Station for those wishing to return home by public transport.
You can download details of this activity here . .
Members Only: Australian Geography Competition Answer Sheet Scanning
Dates: Wednesday 15 April to Friday 8 May 2020
Time:9:30am to 4:30pm each day. A few hours on any of these days would be greatly appreciated. Two to three volunteers each day.
This task requires opening, removing and checking of all contents returned from schools; recording date of receipt and date of scanning. Concentration in watching the scanning and recording number of sheets scanned for each school is required.
Due to the time period over which receipt of answer sheets occurs, it is uncertain when volunteers will actually be required during this time period. Answer sheets will start to be received about Wednesday 15 April and the task should commence in earnest about Monday 20 April.
Please register the dates you are able to assist and we will contact you when we know what the Answer sheet returns are like?
Martin Crotty, University of Queensland
SUMMERLAND CAMEL DAIRY
Experience Australia’s largest Camel dairy- Farm and Homestead food
Self drive to 8 Charles Chauvel Drive, Harrisville (Scenic Rim)
Visit the dairy and learn about the importance of camels in Australia’s history and how the camels are milked. See the processing facility, the products and learn the benefits to human health. Taste the products
Lunch: Enjoy an alternate drop, dessert and coffee with camel milkMorning tea is own arrangement. (suggest Café Queens Park, Ipswich)
Meet 10.30 at Farm for 11am Tour
Directions: from Brisbane (allow 60 -45 mins) Take M3 Motorway until exit right onto M7 towards Ipswich and Toowoomba. Follow M2 merging onto National Highway 15 (Cunningham Hwy to Warwick) approx. 45 kms. Turn left onto Charles Chauvel Drive and left into Summer Land Camel farm.
Bring an esky. You may wish to purchase products ( fromage blanc, Persian feta and camel milk.) Camel ride in garden is extra $20.
Cost: Members $50, Non-Members $55 including lunch and tour.
Please notify dietary requirements- vegetarian / gluten free
Hope you can join us
Coordinator: Jeanette Lamont
Details: John Tasker (RGSQ Member) will provide some insights into modern mapping and GIS techniques used by government and industry and where this technology is heading. Time will be available after for questions from members. It is hoped later to form a small group to explore options and applications for members to use this GIS technology.
Location: Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
Costs: $2:00 contribution towards morning tea
Coordinator: Kay Rees
RGSQ Thomson Oration
Members Only: Australian Geography Competition Certificate and Prize Mailout
Dates: Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 June 2020
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm each day. A few hours on any of these days would be greatly appreciated. Six to seven volunteers each day.
This mailout involves sorting school student certificates and results sheets and ensuring all are selected for each school and placed with a cover letter in large envelopes, Australia Post mail satchels, or boxes. Attention is required to ensure all the correct Certificates and Results sheets are sent to the correct school.
Duncan Cook, Australian Catholic University
A relaxing day by bus to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for morning tea and a walk in the rainforest. Followed Xmas lunch at Tranquil Park Maleny
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
The reserve comprises 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest. It is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which delights with its tranquillity and beauty. Take time to explore the Rainforest Discovery Centre and/or take a short stroll through rainforest tracks.
Enjoy the beautiful views overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains for the Traditional Christmas Roast with meats, ham, roast vegetables and plum pudding or pavlova for dessert. Drinks not included
Pick-up Location Map Bus Stop 27 Park Road, Eagle Jnc Railway Station.
Departure time : 08:00 return ~15:30
Cost/Numbers: $72 Members, $77 Non-Members including and bus.
Register and pay on line by 30 June.
It promises to be a very relaxing and enjoyable day. Do hope you can join us.
This will be a two day tag-along event with the options to stay at the Boonah Caravan Park/Showground, local motels or a local B&B or alternatively to join us each day after a trip from Brisbane. Join us for Explorers, Surveyors, Panoramic Views, Historic Monuments, Railway History, Pioneer Churches, Starry Nights and Good Company.
Members are to make their own accommodation and catering arrangements. More details will be available for members who register for this event.
Meet: In the Boonah Showground, entry near 8 Melbourne Street, Boonah
Coordinator: Neville McManimm
The Queensland Globe provides an online interactive application to view Queensland's location based information. Use “the Globe” to access hundreds of spatial data layers on Queensland roads, property and land parcels, topography, mining and exploration, land valuations, natural resources (vegetation, water, soil etc.) and more. To navigate this application requires an understanding of what datasets are available and how to access and combine the datasets to produce a detailed map. This tutorial will make mappers of us all.
John Tasker and Giselle Pickering
TREK TO LAMBERT CENTRE
This exciting 12 day trip includes return air-fares from Brisbane, a luxury 4WD Tour Coach with a driver/guide and camp cook. Many included attractions, as well as all breakfasts and dinners and most lunches. Some camping and some motels/cabins.
The Lambert Centre was created by the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, as a Geographical Icon, to commemorate the Bicentenary of Australia in 1988. The monument is a flagpole modelled on parliament house in Canberra. The commemorative plaque will be replaced during this trek.
Along the way we will visit a number of significant sites in the 'centre', including the West MacDonald Ranges, Uluru & Kata-Tjuta National Parks, Coober Pedy and William Creek and finally Roxby Downs, Woomera and Port Augusta, before departing home from Adelaide.
There is a limit of 20 people. The cost is not finalised but is not expected to exceed $4500 per person twin share, with single supplement of $575. An initial deposit of $350 is required to confirm your registration ASAP. Further progress payments of $500 is required by 9/3/2020 and the final balance by 9/7/2020.
All payments are non-refundable (subject to conditions) and it is recommended that participants arrange appropriate travel insurance. Participants must also be financial members of RGSQ at the time of the trek.
The itinerary is available for viewing and members will be advised as costs and details are updated.
To learn more about the Lambert Centre please click here.
by Greg Hallam from the Queensland Railway Historical Society.
RGSQ 2020 Annual General Meeting
2020 Annual General Meeting of The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc will be held at RGSQ headquarters - Gregory Place, Level 1, 28 Fortescue St, Sprig Hill
Details: A fitting finale to 2020! Members are encouraged to bring along an item of geographical interest and provide some insight into what are its special characteristics. Members are to bring along a plate to share at the end of the presentations.
Location: Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
Costs: $2:00 contribution towards cost of tea and coffee.
The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000Tel 07 3368 2066ABN 87 014 673 068 | ACN 636 005 email@example.com