“19th Century Queensland” is the living history component of the Colonial Forces Study Group (Q) Inc. We aspire to create authentic vignettes of 19th century life in colonial Queensland. Our impressions are based upon authenticated primary source research, and careful analysis of historical information. The majority of our members are clothed and equipped to display aspects of Queensland society in the late 1880s, though we are gradually extending our capabilities and will ultimately be able to depict from 1859 to 1901.
WHY LIVING HISTORY?
WHY GET INVOLVED?
All of our members share some curiosity about their own or local history, and use that as their starting point. Some have particular interests in elements of our history or material culture, and in our ranks can fulfil their desire to find out more.
For every person engaged in this hobby there is likely to be a different reason for doing it. Ultimately however, it may simply be because you want to enjoy the experience of combining your interests with like-minded individuals.