USI of QLDis pleased to acknowledge support from the Department of Defence Strategic Executive
For further information please contact:
Ms Jacqui Page
Victoria Barracks Brisbane
ENOGGERA QLD 4051
Tel:0421 667 629
Fax: (07) 3233 4545
RUSI of Queensland
RUSI QLD: What's On
The RUSI Qld holds lecture meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the months February through to November. All persons in sympathy with the aims of the Institute and all Service Personnel whether serving, in Reserve or Retired are always welcome at RUSI Lectures, irrespective of whether they are members. Guests are most welcome.
Lectures will be at the United Service Club during 2015. There is parking available behind the club with the entrance off Upper Edward Street. The Club is a short walk from Central Railway Station. A cash bar will be open if you require drinks before or after the lecture. USC dress Standards for the USC should be observed: men: long or short sleeved buttoned shirt, tailored trousers, with business shoes; women: Skirt or pant suit, jacket/blouse with skirt or tailored trousers or a dress. You can register by emailing:email@example.com.
RUSI OF QLD PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS - 2017
RUSIQ Evening Lecture Notice
SUBJECT: The Boys of Brisbane Grammar School, Soldiers of the Queen and the King, to the Boer War and to the Great War.
Many of the Australians who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in April
1915 were in their late teens and early 20s, and had no concept of the
horrors that lay before them. Others were somewhat older, and decidedly
and wiser warriors had served in South Africa, less than a generation
before, on behalf of their queen, their king, and (after 1 January 1901)
their newly federated commonwealth. They had fought in the Boer War –
Australia's first war. They were Fathers of the ANZACs, and among them
were twelve Old Boys of Brisbane Grammar School who volunteered for the
Boer War and volunteered again when war was declared in 1914.
The names and some details of the 1,020 BGS Old Boys known to have served in the Great War are recorded in The Golden Book, a four-volume, leather-bound compendium that is one of the school's most treasured possessions, housed in a crystal cabinet. The records were compiled as a labour of love by Stuart Stephenson, headmaster from 1928 to 1940. Each occupies one page. The calligraphy was the work of Charles Bennett Fox, an alumnus. The border of poppies was designed by Madge Roe, daughter of Reginald Heber Roe, a former headmaster. The Brisbane Grammar School Magazine of November 1915 noted that eleven members of the "Expeditionary Force also served in the South Africa War." Through my research, I positively identified a twelfth man, and came tantalizingly close to naming a thirteenth. (His story is still to be told). BGS fielded a cricket team of the highest calibre. This paper elaborates on The Golden Book profiles of these twelve Fathers of the Anzacs, telling their stories in detail, in some cases for the first time.
PRESENTER: Diane MELLOY - A researcher, writer, and speaker with particular interests in the Boer War, World War I, and Mary Queen of Scots.Diane Melloy is a granddaughter of Corporal Joseph Lock (a stockman from Charleville who served with the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen during the Boer War) and the widow of Armourer-Sergeant Robert Sydney Melloy (the Last Man of the 42nd Battalion AIF and author of "Time Will Tell: Memoirs of a Kangaroo Point Kid") – one of ten WWI widows who attended the Anzac Centenary commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015 as guests of the Australian Government and Qantas.
If you wish to attend, please notify the Secretary of RUSIQ, Ms Jacqui Page (phone: 0421 667 629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ) by 1200 on Monday, 4 September 2017 [for Security and Catering purposes] Registration is essential!
Cost: $10.00 for Members of RUSIQ; $15.00 for Non-Members. A Hot Supper, with appropriate beverages, will be served after the Lecture.
to Victoria Barracks Brisbane requires that all attendees be registered
for the lecture and to have their name checked off a list at the
entrance to RUSI Hall.
RUSIQ PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS - 2017
Wed 23 August - Major Matthew Marcinkewycz: "The Modern IED Threat" Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a pervasive threat on the asymmetric battleground.
Tues 1 August - Lieutenant Colonel Rick Maher: “Gallantry –v- Leadership, a comparison of these attributes, using the careers of three Allied Aviation VC Winners: The Western Front, 1916 to 1918.”
RUSIQLD PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS - 2016
Tues 1 August - : Australia’s Amphibious Forces
Wed 16 March - Captain Paul D Johnstone (Ret’d): In (Cyber) Space No One Can Hear You Scream – Defence of the Digital Spectrum
Wed 20 April - Major Ross Eastgate, OAM (Ret’d): The Arab-Israeli Wars 1967-82 - A UN Observer’s Story
Wed 18 May - CMDR Peter Tedman RAN Senior Naval Officer South Queensland:Naval Development of Bulimba and its Current/Future Role
Wed 15 June - AIRCDRE Peter Growder (Ret’d): The F111 – A Backbone in Australia’s Strategic Defence Over 40 Years
OTHER EVENTS - NON RUSI of QLD