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    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 4 Feb 2020
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    Australian Geography Competition address labels on envelopes

    When and where:

    Location: RGSQ Level 1, 28 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill Qld 4000.

    Dates: Monday 3 to Tuesday 4 February 2020
    Time: Mon 3 and Tue 4, 9:30am to 3:00pm each day. A few hours on any of these days would be greatly appreciated. One to three volunteers each day.

    Event Description:

    Volunteer assistance is requested to help with placing address labels on large and small envelopes for the Information pack mailout.

    For further information call 07 3330 6907

    • 4 Feb 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill, Qld 4000
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    Welcome to 2020

    Please join us for the first social evening of the year when the Society’s 2020 program of activities and events will be presented.

    This is a social function with light supper served after the presentation with plenty of time for conversation.

    We will also have a raffle, so bring along your small change. All are most welcome. RSVP appreciated for catering.

    Location: Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill, 4000

    • 5 Feb 2020
    • 7 Feb 2020
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    Australian Geography Competition Information Pack Mailout

    When and where:

    Location: RGSQ Level 1, 28 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill Qld 4000.

    Dates: Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 February 2020
    Time: Wed 5, 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Thu 6 and Fri 7, 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.

    Event Description:

    Volunteer assistance is requested to help with the mailout of the Australian Geography Competition Information packs promoting the 2020 Competition to all Australian High schools. This mailout requires placing publicity in large and small envelopes.

    For further information call 07 3330 6907

    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    Map Group Event

    by Keith Treschman, RGSQ Member. Keith is a Science Teacher and has taught Science in secondary schools for over 40 years.  He has a passion for Astronomy and has written curriculum materials on this topic for teachers.  His PhD is on “Astronomical Tests of General Relativity”.  He is responsible for the installation of an observatory at Brisbane Girls Grammar School – this is at its outdoor centre near Gympie. In this facility are 4 telescopes, 3 of which are operated by the students robotically from their computers.

    Topic Overview:  How is the equivalent of latitude and longitude applied to the position of a star?  Without a Greenwich in the sky, what is a convenient starting point for the equivalent of longitude?  On what basis is the sky divided into areas denoted by constellations?  What is the importance of the zodiac?


    Costs:  $2:00 contribution towards morning tea

    Coordinator:  Kay Rees



    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 4:30 PM
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    Members Only: Australian Geography Competition Question Pack Mailout

    When and where:

    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.

    Event Description:

    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

    • 3 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    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.

    Location:

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ground Level, 317 Edward Street, Brisbane, 4000
    • 20
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    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

    Limit:  25

    Coordinator:  Len Lowry



    • 7 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    Kerri Heilbronn and Tim Wright


    Location:

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 8 May 2020
    • 4:30 PM
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    Members Only: Australian Geography Competition Answer Sheet Scanning

    When and where:

    Location: RGSQ Level 1, 28 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill Qld 4000.

    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.

    Event Description:

    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?

    For further information call 07 3330 6907

    • 5 May 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    Martin Crotty, University of Queensland


    Location:

    • 14 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    Map Group Event

    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



    • 2 Jun 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    RGSQ Thomson Oration

    Alaric Maude


    Location:

    • 9 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 4:30 PM
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    Members Only: Australian Geography Competition Certificate and Prize Mailout

    When and where:

    Location: RGSQ Level 1, 28 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill Qld 4000.

    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.

    Event Description:

    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.

    For further information call 07 3330 6907

    • 7 Jul 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    Duncan Cook, Australian Catholic University


    Location:

    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Boonah
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    Map Group Event

    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

    Costs:  TBA

    Coordinator:  Neville McManimm



    • 4 Aug 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    Mathew Ryan


    Location:

    • 5 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA
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    Map Group Event

    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.


    Costs:  TBA

    Coordinator:  Len Lowry



    • 1 Sep 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    RGSQ Lecture Series

    John Tasker and Giselle Pickering


    Location:

    • 9 Sep 2020
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • Alice Springs to Adelaide
    • 2
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    Treks & Activities Event

    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.


    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    Map Group Event

    by Greg Hallam from the Queensland Railway Historical Society.

    Costs:  $2:00 contribution towards morning tea

    Coordinator:  Neville McManimm



    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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    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


      • 3 Nov 2020
      • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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      RGSQ Lecture Series

      Emma Kennedy


      Location:

      • 7 Dec 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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      Map Group Event

      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.

      Coordinator:  Len Lowry





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