On Sunday 25 July, Duncan Richardson will talk about the effects of the widespread outbreak of Spanish flu on the town of Tenterfield in 1919. The Queensland Government of the time closed the border with New South Wales overnight and many travellers were unable to return to Queensland as a result. Band members from Ipswich were caught in Tenterfield and Duncan will relate how the local folk managed the huge influx of people and how those at home in Queensland sent assistance. His book, Captives of the Spanish Lady, will be available to purchase at a discounted price.
Duncan's presentation begins at 10.30am. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $5 for members of Ipswich Historical Society. Morning tea will be served at 10am and time to enjoy the displays in Cooneana Heritage Centre is included in the ticket price. The Centre is open from 10am to 2pm.
If you are interested in coming along, please email us for catering purposes.
Porcelain Painting Demonstration
Ever wondered why rich ladies of old entertained visitors to tea and dinner so readily? Perhaps it was to show off their artistic talents by using tea and dinner sets they had painted themselves? Come along and find out how it was done!
On Sunday 22 August, Ipswich Historical Society invites you to watch one of Ipswich's local artists, Julie Maddocks, demonstrating the art of porcelain painting and talking about its history. The style of painting on porcelain as shown below is called 'French technique' and was popular with ladies of the time.
You can see examples of Julie's art in her gallery at 16 Jacob Street, Dinmore, 4303. She works with 'Art from the Heart' as her guiding principle and loves to incorporate natural themes in all she does.
Julie's demonstration will begin at 10.30am. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $5 for members of Ipswich Historical Society. Ticket prices include morning tea at 10am and time to look around Cooneana Heritage Centre as well as the demonstration.
Places are limited. If you will be attending please email us for catering purposes.