Guest Speaker: Dr James Lergessner
Join us for the presentation of the 2022 QFHS Pre-Separation Certificates and a talk by Dr James Lergessner.
Dr Lergessner's address describes the events surrounding Bribie Island, which served as a cradle of the early New South Wales colony’s, latterly Queensland’s, history—from 1823 to 1824. He tells of four ticket-of-leave castaways marooned in unfamiliar northern surroundings after their boat, originally carrying red cedar from Sydney to Illawarra, became wrecked. Eventually reaching Bribie from Moreton Bay, the three survivors faced circumstances that somehow bonded their Aboriginal rescuers to these odd-looking European castaway strangers. The castaways’ stories were subsequently published in the Sydney Gazette and The Australian newspapers and featured human trials, some suffering and tribulation, but above all, survival.
A Members' Meeting will follow, with responses to questions submitted regarding the reports from the President, Secretary, and Treasurer, which were distributed before the meeting. A question and answer session will follow on topics identified in the General Business section of the Agenda.
This will be a hybrid meeting. For those who wish to attend in person, the meeting will be at our premises in Gaythorne.
Note: This event is held in QLD time, AEST: no daylight saving. (GMT+10)
Image: from the cover of White Specks on a Dark Shore: The Pumicestone Passage Castaways by Jim Lergessner