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.
WHAT WE DO
MEANINGFUL HOBBY. UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES.
Colonial society in 19th century Queensland was varied, not just in the ethnic background of its residents, but in all the tasks that were carried out to make it function. You might choose to portray a family group, sporting or social club, specific professions, workers or domestic servants, artisans, military or naval personnel of the local or visiting forces, the police, civil service, or even community, religious or political entities.
In the near future our members hope to bring together depictions relating to the Brisbane Bicycle Club, a mixed hunting party, the Headquarters Band of the Queensland Defence Force, and the Nordenfelt-gun crew of the Brisbane Field Battery. Ideas you propose will be considered by our Committee, and all assistance given to get you started in an approved role.
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EVENTS FOR 2020
SUNDAY AUG 2, CITY BOTANIC GARDENS
19TH CENTURY GARDEN PARTY
The members of the 19th Century Queensland Living History Group will hold a Garden Party on 2 August 2020. Many in attendance will be leaving Queen Street precinct at 12.30pm, proceeding on foot to the Botanical Gardens, and are expected to arrive at the Gardens for lunch at approximately 1pm. After a hearty lunch and a toast to our Sovereign Queen, games of all kinds and gentle promenades around the gardens will be indulged in during the afternoon.
19th Century Queensland recommend wearing attire suited to the reign of Victoria, and bringing their own lunch and something upon which to recline.
SATURDAY 18 JULY
PENNIES BY THE SEA
Members of 19th Century Queensland will attend this event as guests of the Queensland Penny Farthing and Historical Cycle Club. A Penny Stack and historical tricycles will be on display beside Einbunpin Lagoon.