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Robin Dods heritage tour

Lyndhurst the residence of Mrs J_ Reid in London Road Clayfield

John Oxley Library, State Library of Qld, Negative Number 191063

Join the Brisbane History Group on a Robin Dods heritage tour on Saturday 21 September 2013. A heritage tour book will be published in conjunction with the event and available on the day. For information about the tour go to:

Gympie Heritage article in Queensland History Journal

The August edition of Queensland History Journal will include my overview article about Gympie region’s places in the Queensland Heritage Register and how they illustrate Queensland historical/economic themes.

Link to Royal Historical Society website:

A Voyage through the Records: The Queensland Heritage Register and Migration Places


Talking about immigration-related places in the Queensland Heritage Register on 24 November 2012 at the Queensland Maritime Museum as part of The Voyage of a Million Questions program


Surveying Success wins NTQ Governor’s Award

Hilary Davies receiving a silver Governor’s Award for Surveying Success: The Hume Family in Colonial Queensland at the National Trust Queensland heritage awards from the Governor of Queensland on 30 August 2012

‘Surveying Success’

'Surveying Success'

Talking about the Hume family’s social mobility in colonial Queensland at the Royal Historical Society of Queensland on 12 September 2012

Book signing Saturday 11 August 2012 Brookside 11am-2pm

Meet author, Hilary Davies, at Angus & Robertson Bookstore, Brookside Shopping Centre on Saturday 11 August 2012 11:00-2:00pm. Have a chat about her book set in colonial Queensland – Surveying Success: The Hume Family in Colonial Queensland. Find out about the Hume family – What did they achieve? How did they get to the top in Queensland? These answers and more…

Seeking Assistance

I am interested in information anyone could provide about the following Brisbane men and their businesses:

  • Leo Charles MARIENTHAL, proprietor of Great Northern Trading Company (importing business 1951-c1970)
  • Clifford Ernest PLANT, self-employed architect 1927-38, 1945-? and partner in Plant and Voller, Architects, with R W Voller c.1938-41;
  • William BUSTARD, artist, living in Brisbane, later Southport between 1921 and 1973.

If you can help, please contact me via the details on this site. Thank you! Hilary

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