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Wednesday night @ GSQ: Thomas ** Prior – What’s in a name?

February 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Three generations of Murray Priors were active in Queensland commerce and politics in the nineteenth century, their individual identity often mistakenly attributed in contemporary reporting (and subsequently). A not uncommon occurrence from the period when sons were named after their father, an ongoing challenge for researchers. This presentation will be based on a project that started life as a simple enquiry, Who were the original purchasers of land in what is now St Lucia?

For members only with a gold coin contribution.

Presenter: Andrew Darbyshire, Brisbane History Group
Andrew Darbyshire’s professional background was in the planning and delivery of capital works projects, mainly hospital and research facilities. His interest in history was reawakened after a 30+ year spell when he moved to Brisbane. Andrew is Co-ordinator of the St Lucia History Group, past Council Member of the RHSQ and current Treasurer of the BHG. His particular research interests are the western suburbs of Brisbane and wherever that leads him.

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February 27
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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