Location: Room 3 Upstairs, Bicentennial Centre,
Nerang-Southport Rd, Nerang, Qld 4211
Our Events Page lists all coming talks, workshops, mini seminars and other interesting events for you to attend.
Events are open to both GCFHS members and the General Public for a small fee, bookings are essential as numbers will be limited.
There should be plenty of parking available at the top level
car park. No permit is required for Saturday parking.
Please try to arrive promptly as talk commences at 1.15 pm
Refreshments: Tea & Coffee are available between talks
GCFHS - 2024 Seminars
Event Guest Speaker: Hilda Maclean
Decoding the Stone - headstones and more...
With Hilda Maclean
Not all ancestors have a permanent memorial on their grave. If a family has the capacity to erect a headstone for a loved-one, much can be learnt about them from the style they select. The headstone reflects the aspirations and hopes of the family.
Other messages are conveyed by headstone symbols such as arches and gates, angels, a bird or a book and many others. Materials have varied over the centuries and include marble, granite and bronze. Epitaphs also tell stories and they were particularly used before cemetery standardisation.
As well as the obvious date of birth and death inscriptions can reflect the emotions of those left behind.
Event Guest Speaker: Kay Ryan
Wills and Estates - Legal System
Gaols in the 1800s
Coming - July 2024
Past Events & Speakers
Details of talks will be posted here as they are confirmed. Don't miss out.