May 2019

Saturday the 25th - 08:00 AM till 05:00 PM


Miegunyah closed to the public

Please note that Miegunyah will be closed today for a private function.

June 2019

Sunday the 9th - 01:30 PM till 05:00 PM


Miegunyah closed to the public for tours.

Please note that Miegunyah will be closed this afternoon for our regular lecture and afternoon tea. Members, friends and the general public are welcome to attend, but no house tours will be given after 1.30pm. See lecture details for more information.

Sunday the 9th - 01:30 PM


Afternoon Tea and Talk: 1.30pm for a 2pm start

"Elizabeth Coxen (1825-1906): pioneer naturalist and the Queensland Museum's first woman curator"

Guest Speakers: Dr John Healy, Curator of Molluscs at the Queensland Museum and Dr Judith Mackay, historian and museum consultant.

Elizabeth Coxen was a remarkable woman of her time. The wife of naturalist, politician and public servant Charles Coxen, best known as founder of the Queensland Museum, Elizabeth shared her husband's scientific interests. Not only a knowledgeable companion, she achieved notability in her own right: as a conchologist, meteorologist and horticulturist. More remarkably, in 1877, in middle age, she became the Queensland Museum's first woman curator (molluscs) - probably the first woman curator of any natural history museum in Australia. Respected within the scientific community, in 1886 she became the first woman to be elected as a member of a scientific organisation in Queensland. This talk will record Elizabeth Coxen's life and her various contributions to science and public life in colonial Queensland.

QWHA Members $10 / Non-Members $15 (includes afternoon tea).

July 2019

Sunday the 21st - 08:00 AM till 05:00 PM


Miegunyah closed to the public

Please note that Miegunyah will be closed today for the QWHA History Symposium.

Sunday the 21st - 09:00 AM till 03:00 PM


QWHA History Symposium

Women Stepping Forth - Stories of Queensland Women

Further details to be announced soon.

September 2019

Saturday the 7th - 08:00 AM till 05:00 PM


Miegunyah closed to the public

Please note that Miegunyah will be closed today for a private function.

Sunday the 8th - 01:30 PM till 05:00 PM


Miegunyah closed to the public for tours.

Please note that Miegunyah will be closed this afternoon for our regular lecture and afternoon tea. Members, friends and the general public are welcome to attend, but no house tours will be given after 1.30pm. See lecture details for more information.

Sunday the 8th - 01:30 PM


Afternoon Tea and Talk: 1.30pm for a 2pm start

"The Ladies with Hatpins"

Guest Speaker: Ann Temby

More details TBA.

QWHA Members $10 / Non-Members $15 (includes afternoon tea).

October 2019

Sunday the 13th - 10:00 AM till 04:00 PM


Brisbane Open House

Miegunyah will once again be open for Brisbane Open House.

The House will open at 10.30am until 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.

November 2019

Sunday the 10th - 01:30 PM


Afternoon Tea and Talk: 1.30pm for a 2pm start

"TBA"

Guest Speaker: Gail Chalker, Queensland Quilters

In conjunction with a quilt display that will include historic quilts from the QWHA collection. More details TBA.

QWHA Members $10 / Non-Members $15 (includes afternoon tea).