Meetings are held in the Brunswick Room, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm on the first Thursday of each month except January unless otherwise specified. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the meetings start at 7:30 pm with any notices or other business. A short talk is followed by the main address. Questions are invited following both talks. Supper is provided after the meeting and a $2 donation is requested to assist with the cost of refreshments and hire of the venue.

How to get to the Brunswick Room:

  • By road / parking - The Brunswick Room is accessed using the Amity Street entrance to the complex via the walk-way from Merthyr Road. There are signs directing members to the entrance. Only limited parking is available on site but street parking is available in Merthyr Road and nearby streets including Bowen Tce and Watson Street. There aren't any Parking Control Areas but near the intersection of Merthyr Road with Brunswick Street, there are specified parking requirements.
  • Train / bus - Travel to Fortitude Valley station then walk 305m to Brunswick Street Stop 207 near McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley and take a Route 196 bus. There is a stop directly outside 52 Merthyr Road. After 6 p.m., buses come every 15 minutes. Please check the Translink journey planner for other options and timetables.
  • City Cat - There is a City Cat terminal at Sydney Street. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to 52 Merthyr Road from the terminal.

Meetings for 2019

2 May 2019

Short talk - Amanda Lee Robertson: The importance of wildlife art in education and conservation. Amanda will share her experiences as a Wildlife Artist and Photographer, the stories behind her work and the role Wildlife Art has in education and conservation.

Long talk - Patrick Webster: In search of the Buff-breasted Button-quail. Even today there remains an Australian bird almost unknown to science. No definitive photographs or sound recordings exist and almost nothing is known of its ecology. This most elusive bird is the Buff-breasted Button-quail. The Buff-breasted Button-quail was first described in the late 1890s. Most of what is known of this species is thanks to the incredible work of egg and skin collector, William Rae McLennan, who spent nine months during the early 1920s collecting specimens in the far reaches of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula. It remained unseen until its recent rediscovery in the Mt Molloy Region. Uncovering the secrets of this cryptic bird will be the sole focus of University of Queensland student Patrick Webster over the next three years.

6 June 2019

4 July 2019

1 August 2019

5 September 2019

3 October 2019

7 November 2019

5 December 2019 (AGM)

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