July 2022

Saturday the 2nd - 10:30 AM till 03:00 PM


Miegunyah will be CLOSED today for a private function.

Closed today, please contact us on 07 3252 2979 or 0408 355 198 to arrange a tour.

Sunday the 3rd - 12:30 PM till 04:00 PM


Miegunyah House Museum is open to the public for tours.

Contact Miegunyah at qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com to book a visit and for more information.

A tour will be available at 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

Entry $10 p/a

Devonshire teas on the verandah will be available from 12.30pm.

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All visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Miegunyah.

Wednesday the 6th - 12:30 PM till 03:00 PM


Miegunyah House Museum is open to the public for tours.

Contact Miegunyah at qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com to book a visit and for more information.

A tour will be available at 1.00pm.

Entry $10 p/a

Devonshire teas on the verandah will be available from 12.30pm.

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All visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Miegunyah.

Sunday the 10th - 10:30 AM till 03:00 PM


Miegunyah will be CLOSED today for public tours due to our lecture afternoon.

See lecture details below.

Lecture today, no house tours, please contact us on 07 3252 2979 or 0408 355 198 to arrange a tour for a different day.

Sunday the 10th - 01:30 PM


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

"A continuous thread: the economic contibution of Syrian/Lebanese women in Brisbane from the 1880s".

Guest Speaker: Dr Anne Monsour

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Since its beginnings in the early 1880s, Syrian/Lebanese migration to Brisbane included a significant proportion of women, yet their presence and contribution is generally understated. Examining the lives of Syrian/Lebanese women in Brisbane reveals that, just as they had in their homeland, women continued to play a crucial role. As the immigrant families established themselves in Brisbane, women did not retreat into the domestic sphere. The acceptability of women working in public occupations solidified in the second generation with both daughters and sons working in the family business or establishing a business of their own.

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Dr Anne Monsour has a PhD from the University of Queensland in History and has been an advocate for the promotion of history and heritage throughout her professional life. As a teacher and historian, she has been involved in research projects and, in particular, has been researching, writing and speaking about the Lebanese in Australia, producing many articles and publications. In 2019, Anne was awarded the Brisbane City Council Helen Taylor Award for local history research. She was also awarded a Centenary Medal by the Royal Historical Society (QLD) in 2021. Anne is currently President of the Australian Lebanese Historical Society and editor of the newsletter.

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

RSVP: Please contact the Secretary at qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com or phone 0408 355 198 to make a booking.

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All visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Miegunyah.

Saturday the 23rd - 09:30 AM till 12:00 PM


QWHA Members Only: Archival Discovery Day

Uncovering the Written Word

Who, What, Why, When, Where?

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Join our archive team, Sue, Sharyn and Geoff, in an interesting morning of unravelling handwriting in the archives.

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Help us to decipher letters, memoirs, notebooks, and jottings of intriguing people and places.

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Some questions we will ask:

Was it personal or professional? Does it reveal something about social etiquette?

Why was it written? Why does the QWHA have it?

What does it tell us about the writer? Was it friendly, unfriendly?

Was it written in a hurry? Does it indicate the age of the writer?

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Cost $5 (Morning tea and printing of resources)

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Please RSVP by 10 July 2022 by contacting Secretary by phone or by email qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com

August 2022

Sunday the 14th - 01:30 PM


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

"Civilising Brisbane".

Guest Speaker: Duncan Richardson

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In the second half of the nineteenth century, Lady Diamantina Bowen, Sister Ellen Whitty and Eliza O'Connell battled indifference and prejudice to improve healthcare, the arts and education in Brisbane. These ladies often worked together, and their letters and diaries reveal a fascinating story of struggle to improve lives in a rapidly growing town.

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As well as teaching in various countries, Duncan Richardson has published fiction works, plays, several children's books and has run writing workshops for both adults and children. Civilising Brisbane is the third book about Brisbane following 'Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864' (2017) and 'Captives of the Spanish Lady, a reflection on the flu quarantine in 1919.'

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

RSVP: Please contact the Secretary at qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com or phone 0408 355 198 to make a booking.

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All visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Miegunyah.

September 2022

Sunday the 18th - 01:30 PM


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

"Early birds: Those magnificent ladies in their flying machines".

Guest Speaker: Sharyn Merkley

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More details to follow closer to the event.

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

RSVP: Please contact the Secretary at qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com or phone 0408 355 198 to make a booking.

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All visitors will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Miegunyah.