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Heritage talks

Enjoy an amazing selection of free heritage talks.

The formation of the Witta Community

Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct

Hear the story - the settlement by predominantly Germanic immigrants and their influence on the future of Maleny.

Presented by Dale Jacobsen, co-author of Teutoburg to Witta and Assistant Editor of Aurora, quarterly journal of the ANARE Club (Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition).

Registration  Date and Time
Register Friday 3 February, 10-11am

Restoration and history of the SS Dicky

Landsborough Museum

Learn about the conservation process to protect and preserve parts of the wreck and the history of this iconic local landmark. Presented by Angela Marczi, Sunshine Coast Council heritage officer. Morning tea provided.

Registration  Date and Time
Register Friday 3 March, 10-11am

Early pioneers of the Glasshouse Mountains 

Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct

Join Ken Greenwood, retired professor from University of Sunshine Coast, as he talks about pioneers at the oldest known surviving building in the Glasshouse Mountains district.  Ken will discuss Bankfoot House and pioneering settlement in the region and consider land use and occupancy in rural Queensland during the late 19th century and 20th century. Morning tea provided.

Registration  Date and Time
Register Friday 14 April, 10-11am

Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms 

Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct

Suffering from Potter’s Rot? Know someone who had breakbone fever? Join public health microbiologist Helen V Smith, in this fascinating talk on her book Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms. Helen will discuss the history and evolution of the death certificate and provide meaning to the terms used to describe what happened to our ancestors. Morning tea provided.

Registration  Date and Time
Register Friday 2 June, 10-11am