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 - 09:30 AM till 03:00 PM


QWHA History Symposium

Women Stepping Forth - Stories of Queensland Women

The following speakers will explore stories of women who led by example in the fields of Arts, Education, Law, Medicine and the Environment:

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Dianne Byrne: "The Private Lady Lamington"

Ann-Maree David: "Queensland's Pioneering Women Lawyers -Unsuspecting Role Models for Generations to Come"

Sue Davis: "Kathleen McArthur and Queensland's Pioneering Wild/Flower Women"

Michael Marendy: "From Thread to Theory: The Two Margarets' and their contribution to Technical Education in Queensland"

Robert McAllister: "The slow emergence of Female Medical Practitioners (not Lady Doctors) in Queensland"

Tim Roberts: "The mysterious Mary Jones: an early figure in Queensland's Visual Arts"

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Cost $60, including afternoon tea and lunch.

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Registrations are now open, but numbers are limited.

Please go to our Eventbrite page (http://tiny.cc/vwbf8y) or contact Miegunyah for more information.

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

"With Daggers in Her Bonnet": Australian Perspectives on the Global Hatpin Terror, 1905-1914.

In the early twentieth-century hat-pins replaced the corset as the most 'dangerous' item of women's fashion. They were known to cause inadvertent injuries to both the wearers and passers-by, on a jostling tram or in the theatre-crowd crush, however several reports also suggested that women were 'weaponising' their hat-pins, in both self-defence and with the outright intention to cause harm. This talk will explore how the global hat-pin panic played out in Australia, focussing particularly on Queensland, in the hopes of illuminating the contemporary social forces impacting law-maker's responses to the apparent 'threat' of the ladies' hat-pin.

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Guest Speaker: Anna Temby, academic and PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, public historian and heritage consultant.

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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).