Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (North Quay)

Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (North Quay)

Name: Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (North Quay)

Time: 1885 - Current

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Scholarly Society

Institution Category: Informing

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.4678333333333, 153.018221666667

Street Address: Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, North Quay, Brisbane City

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Independent \'Community\'

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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The Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland Branch) was established in July 1885. The foundation President was Augustus Charles Gregory (later Sir Augustus). The journals were, Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) published until 1899, and the Queensland Geographical Journal (1900 to 1993).

During the 1920s and 1930s, the Society had fifteen provincial branches, although some were more active than others (e.g. Roma; Thursday Island). All of these earliest provincial branches had folded by 1940. The Society pioneered the exploration of the Carnarvon Ranges in Central Queensland during the 1940s and 1950s. The Society was involved in the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Committee (1922 to 1927), has lobbied for the establishment of various national parks in Queensland (e.g. Lamington) and its representatives were members of the Queensland Place Names Committee until 1981. A Western Branch of the Society operated at Dalby from 1955 to 1963.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


About the Society. The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc. Website

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