February 2020

Saturday the 22nd - 12:00 PM till 04:00 PM


Display: Silver and Lace

Marvel at the intricate details and decoration of silver trinkets, watches and personal items selected from the extensive QWHA collection. Allied with this are delicate lace jackets, dresses, trims and lace items from this era.

Many of the QWHA pieces discussed by Dianne Byrne in her lecture will be on display.

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Display is open during Miegunyah's normal opening hours until Easter, 2020: Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, tours at 1pm and 3pm; Wednesday and Sunday: 10am until 4pm, with last tours starting at 2pm.

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Normal House entry applies: $10 for adults, $5 for children (school age).

Free entry for QWHA members

Devonshire tea is also available for $10 per person.

Please call Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information.

Sunday the 23rd - 10:30 AM till 04:00 PM


Display: Silver and Lace

Marvel at the intricate details and decoration of silver trinkets, watches and personal items selected from the extensive QWHA collection. Allied with this are delicate lace jackets, dresses, trims and lace items from this era.

Many of the QWHA pieces discussed by Dianne Byrne in her lecture will be on display.

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Display is open during Miegunyah's normal opening hours until Easter, 2020: Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, tours at 1pm and 3pm; Wednesday and Sunday: 10am until 4pm, with last tours starting at 2pm.

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Normal House entry applies: $10 for adults, $5 for children (school age).

Free entry for QWHA members

Devonshire tea is also available for $10 per person.

Please call Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information.

Wednesday the 26th - 10:30 AM till 04:00 PM


Display: Silver and Lace

Marvel at the intricate details and decoration of silver trinkets, watches and personal items selected from the extensive QWHA collection. Allied with this are delicate lace jackets, dresses, trims and lace items from this era.

Many of the QWHA pieces discussed by Dianne Byrne in her lecture will be on display.

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Display is open during Miegunyah's normal opening hours until Easter, 2020: Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, tours at 1pm and 3pm; Wednesday and Sunday: 10am until 4pm, with last tours starting at 2pm.

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Normal House entry applies: $10 for adults, $5 for children (school age).

Free entry for QWHA members

Devonshire tea is also available for $10 per person.

Please call Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information.

Saturday the 29th - 12:00 PM till 04:00 PM


Display: Silver and Lace

Marvel at the intricate details and decoration of silver trinkets, watches and personal items selected from the extensive QWHA collection. Allied with this are delicate lace jackets, dresses, trims and lace items from this era.

Many of the QWHA pieces discussed by Dianne Byrne in her lecture will be on display.

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Display is open during Miegunyah's normal opening hours until Easter, 2020: Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, tours at 1pm and 3pm; Wednesday and Sunday: 10am until 4pm, with last tours starting at 2pm.

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Normal House entry applies: $10 for adults, $5 for children (school age).

Free entry for QWHA members

Devonshire tea is also available for $10 per person.

Please call Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information.

March 2020

Sunday the 1st - 10:30 AM till 04:00 PM


Display: Silver and Lace

Marvel at the intricate details and decoration of silver trinkets, watches and personal items selected from the extensive QWHA collection. Allied with this are delicate lace jackets, dresses, trims and lace items from this era.

Many of the QWHA pieces discussed by Dianne Byrne in her lecture will be on display.

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Display is open during Miegunyah's normal opening hours until Easter, 2020: Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, tours at 1pm and 3pm; Wednesday and Sunday: 10am until 4pm, with last tours starting at 2pm.

.

Normal House entry applies: $10 for adults, $5 for children (school age).

Free entry for QWHA members

Devonshire tea is also available for $10 per person.

Please call Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information.

Wednesday the 4th - 10:30 AM till 04:00 PM


Display: Silver and Lace

Marvel at the intricate details and decoration of silver trinkets, watches and personal items selected from the extensive QWHA collection. Allied with this are delicate lace jackets, dresses, trims and lace items from this era.

Many of the QWHA pieces discussed by Dianne Byrne in her lecture will be on display.

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Display is open during Miegunyah's normal opening hours until Easter, 2020: Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, tours at 1pm and 3pm; Wednesday and Sunday: 10am until 4pm, with last tours starting at 2pm.

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Normal House entry applies: $10 for adults, $5 for children (school age).

Free entry for QWHA members

Devonshire tea is also available for $10 per person.

Please call Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information.

April 2020

Sunday the 19th - 01:30 PM


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

Ellis Rowan - a Flower Painter in the Tropics

Guest Speaker: Dr Judith Mackay

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Ellis Rowan (1848-1922) was Australia's most celebrated flower painter of her day. Rowan first visited Queensland in 1887 and found the bold, tropical flowers "more beautiful than all". She returned on several "flower-hunting" expeditions - in 1891, 1892, 1911, 1912 and 1913 - to make a fairly systematic collection of the state's flora.

Dr Judith McKay is a museum curator and historian, and also a long-time member of the QWHA. Until 2008 Judith was on the staff of the Queensland Museum where she was custodian of a collection of 125 paintings by Ellis Rowan. Her first major project there was to oversee the conservation, cataloguing, research and display of the collection. Judith's research resulted in an exhibition which toured extensively through Queensland. A book titled "Ellis Rowan: A Flower-Hunter in Queensland", was launched by the Queensland Museum in 1990.

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

May 2020

Friday the 8th - 06:00 PM


Miegunyah at Twilight

Champagne and canapes on the Miegunyah verandah, followed by a viewing of the House at night.

Miegunyah is an elegant house built in 1886 and is richly decorated with iron lace balustrades, filigree columns and friezes, and furnished in the style of the late 19th century, Miegunyah is a living example of Victorian elegance and charm. Come and see this beautiful example of Queensland architecture at twilight. Sip a glass of champagne on the verandah listening to live music before viewing the house. This will be part of Heritage Month activities promoted by the National Trust.

Please call Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information.

Cost: $30 p/p

July 2020

Sunday the 12th - 01:30 PM


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

Special Women, Special Times.

Guest Speaker: Dr Katie McConnel

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Some people are well known in historical circles - some people deserve to be well known and when their history is examined we wonder why these people are not house hold names.

Dr Katie McConnel is a passionate advocate for history and is the historian and curator for Old Government House, Queensland. As such she is responsible for the ongoing research and development of the various museum displays that tell the stories of the House and the people who lived and worked there. Through her exhibitions, writing, tours and public talks she makes the remarkable lives of 19th century women more broadly accessible and captivating to her listeners and readers.

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