The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Treks & Activities Event
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
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.
For further information and to advise when you are available, please call 07 3330 6907
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?
RGSQ Lecture Series
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
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
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.
Bus trip visiting the RAAF Aviation Heritage Centre at Amberley followed by The Workshops Rail Museum at North Ipswich.
After arrival and ID security checks at Amberley, morning tea will be served at the Heritage Centre covered outdoor area. The RAAF Aviation Heritage Centre has four hangers full of aircraft, and aviation memorabilia. You will be blown away by the large number of restored aircraft including a Canberra Bomber, Sabre and Mirage fighter jets, an F111, and various helicopters to name a few; some still capable of flying. We will be shown around by a volunteer guide.
At Amberley, visitors aged 16 years and over are required to produce current unexpired photographic ID issued by a State or Commonwealth authority. If you do not have a drivers licence or passport, etc. you can apply in person for a ‘Photo Identification Card’ at a transport and motoring customer service centre, participating Queensland Government Agency Program Office (QGAP), or a police station that provides licensing services. Unexpired ‘Adult Proof of Age Cards’ issued prior to April 2019 should be acceptable but you should double check that. Without photographic ID you cannot partake in this event.
Other conditions are: No Photography allowed on Base except whilst in the Heritage Centre precinct. Vehices may be subject to ransom searches. Smoking not permitted.
From Amberley we will depart for The Workshops Rail Museum at North Ipswich. There will be a 30 minute tour from the historic Timekeepers Building followed by lunch, being tea, coffee, roast meat and vegetables and apple crumble dessert.
You are then free to wander around at leisure at the many displays including but not limited to railway rolling stock, locos, videos and a model railway. External to the main building you can take short walks to view the Timekeepers Grounds, historic Power House, and War Memorial.
Bus Pick Up & Return Location:
North Side 07:30 AM Sharp. Bus Stop 27, Park Road, Eagle Junction.
South Side 08:10 AM Sharp. Brittain Park, near 172 Troughton Road, Coopers Plains.
These are boarding times, so please be there beforehand.
Departing Ipswich for home 03:30 PM
Dress: Most items of interest are indoors; but not all.
Opportunities to sit down might be limited while viewing exhibits.
As you will be on your feet for a significant time, you should have comfortable
footwear for walking on hard surfaces, hat when outdoors, warm jacket,
maybe rain coat, and if you wish a small backpack.
Please register and pay on line by the fixed deadline of 10 June.
For a preview of these two destinations, you might like to visit the following websites:
But don’t be put off by all the kid’s stuff you see on the latter.
Coordinator: Ron Owen.
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 at 8.00am.
Also a second pick up at Landsborough Railway Station at 9.00am.
Return to Brisbane by approx 3.30pm.
Cost/Numbers: $72 Members, $77 Non-Members including lunch 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. Motel bookings should be made well in advance. More details will be available for members who register for this event.
RSVP: Thursday 16 July 2020
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.
Coordinator: Len Lowry
SCENIC RIM VISIT TO BOONAH AND MT. FRENCH
12 August 2020
Members and Guests Limited to 16
Meet at Boonah 9.30, Cafe 17, 17 High Street opp. Australian Hotel. Morning tea will be on arrival at Cafe 17 at our own expense where we will meet Wendy Creighton.
Boonah is an interesting country town in the Scenic Rim. We will be guided through the centre of town by Wendy who is the editor of local newspapers and author of "Blumbergville to Boonah, the early history of the Boonah Business District". It tells of fires, floods, droughts and the resilience of local people.
There may be time after the guided walk to have another look at the town before meeting at the Dugandan Hotel, 400m south of High Street, for lunch. (See menu on registration form). There is plenty of parking here.
After lunch we will drive up the winding, all bitumen and sometimes steep road to the top of Mt French, a climbers' haven, at 579m. There is a picnic area, camp ground and toilets here, also much information regarding care of Queensland National Parks and the role of Rangers.
There are two tracks to the lookouts.
Track 1: Logans Lookout. 720m return on bitumen.
Track 2: Mee-boo-run Circuit. 850m unsealed with some flattish rocks to walk on in one section to the East Cliff Lookout.
A Boonah map will be sent to those who register nearer the time.
Coordinator Mary Comer.
Cost: Members $30, Guests $35, including lunch.
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 non-refundable deposit of $850 is required to confirm your registration by the 30th of March 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
BINNA BURRA BUSHWALK
22 October 2020
We meet at Canungra Hub Cafe (opposite the Post Office) at 8.00 or arrive earlier and have a coffee/breakfast.
Limit 12. Members $5.00.Guests $10.00
This is a 12 km moderate circuit walk on Graded Tracks in Lamington National Park. We will pass through areas of rainforest and heathland, visit a waterfall, cave, Surprise Rock and have some great views.
A retired geologist Andrew Willson will tell us about the formation of Lamington National Park and how the differing rocks give rise to the various vegetation.
It is a favourite walk of mine and I hope you can come along.
Please call me if you would like to make other travel arrangements.
A backpack with morning tea, lunch, hat, raincoat, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Wear good walking boots or shoes.
A walking stick might be useful too.
Mary Comer 3844 6231
BRISBANE SOUTH BANK AND LAND USE CHANGES
22 November 2020
Members $10.00 Guests $15.00. Limit 16
Meet at QPAC near the outside cafe to start the walk at 9.00. Travel to this point is easy by bus or train.
This is a guided walk along the Brisbane River and through South Bank.
RGSQ member Peter Nunan will inform us of the very interesting history of the area.
We will continue along the base of Kangaroo Point Cliffs with a geologist Ken Armstrong. Then around Kangaroo Point itself to the sandy beach and under the Story Bridge.
Morning tea will be at our own expense at Cafe Lagoonas at South Bank.
Lunch will be at Story Bridge Deli also at own expense.
After lunch we will walk a short distance to Dockside and board the Inner City Ferry, which is free, either to South Bank 3 or North Quay whichever you prefer.
Hat and sunscreen and wear good walking footwear.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org