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The aim of the Institute is to promote informed debate, and to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and national security. The Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) Queensland was founded in Brisbane in 1892 under the presidency of Major General John Fletcher Owen, Commandant, Queensland Defence Force. The organisation centred on improving the education of Service Officers by promoting the study of strategic and defence matters. The RUSI of Queensland is a Constituent Body of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies - Australia.

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THE BRISBANE LINE

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RUSIQ PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS - 2018

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RUSIQ Evening Lecture

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 1800hrs, RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane

Never Forget Australia!
The Little French Digger, one of six poignant stories from the upcoming documentary based on Vikki Bennett’s recent book.”

Last year, Vikki Bennett spoke to RUSI about her children’s book : “The Two Pennies”, Another story which she mentioned was that of a very young French orphan boy who was adopted by an Australian unit. The soldiers became so attached to their young charge that they decided to smuggle him from France to England and then from England to Australia.

This they managed to do, not without some excitement.

In Australia, he was “formally adopted” by Air Mechanic Tim Tovell. None of the soldiers, or this little boy knew his real name, so he was universally known as “The little Digger”. Vikki has just written a book on this story, entitled “The Little Stowaway” This will be published in March, so Vikki will have copies available on the night for us to purchase

Presenter: Back by popular demand! Ms Vikki Bennett, well known motivator and author.

Vikki will be accompanied by Ms Sally Elliott, a granddaughter of Tim Tovell, who will give an appreciation of this extraordinary story from the Australian side.

SBS will be screening the documentary: “Never Forget Australia” on Monday 23 April at 8.30pm

To register to attend this lecture, please phone Mr Bob Hume 0409 49 82 11, or email to rwghume@bigpond.com, by close of business, Monday, 05 March 2018

Access to Victoria Barracks requires that all attendees be registered for the lecture and to have their names checked off a list at the entrance to RUSI Hall. Names will also be registered with Base Security

The cost is $10.00 for RUSI Members; and $15.00 for non-members (which includes supper)

Please note: Registration is essential for Catering and Security purposes. 

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RUSIQ Evening Lecture

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 1800hrs, RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane

“Animals on War:
Since ancient times man has used animals to assist him in waging war.”


Most Australians are familiar with the contribution which horses made to our war effort, especially during World War I. But, can you name any other animals which played major roles in that conflict?

Our presenter, Mr Nigel Allsop, won’t be restricting himself to WWI, or to just Australia, he will be looking at the role of animals in warfare, (from insects to Elephants) throughout history. This promises to be a fascinating, informative and entertaining presentation, not to be missed.

Presenter: Mr Nigel Allsop is an acknowledged authority on animal behaviour and training. He has served on both the New Zealand and Australian Armed Forces (including deployments), in Zoos and Animal Parks throughout the world, and is currently serving in the Queensland Police Service Nigel is the author of seven acclaimed books on Animal behaviour, training and exploits. He is also the founder of Australian War Animals Memorial Organisation, which deserves a lecture in its own right!
To register to attend this lecture, please phone Mr Bob Hume 0409 49 82 11, or email to rwghume@bigpond.com, by close of business, Monday, 05 February 2018

Access to Victoria Barracks requires that all attendees be registered for the lecture and to have their names checked off a list at the entrance to RUSI Hall. Names will also be registered with Base Security

The cost is $10.00 for RUSI Members; and $15.00 for non-members (which includes supper)
Please note: Registration is essential for Catering and Security purposes.

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