Past Events

History Group Exhibition Brisbane City Hall 19 November 2015

On the 16 October 2015, the FQPM received an invitation from the Office of the Lord Mayor, Brisbane to attend Brisbane’s History Group Exhibition morning tea and display on Thursday 19 November 2015.

The FQPM established a display in the Sherwood Room of City Hall where a range of historic Queensland Police and recent FQPM project photographs were exhibited, together with the newly acquired FQPM banner.

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Ian Townsley and Bob Burns at the Brisbane History Group Exhibition at the Brisbane City Hall on 19 November 2015

FQPM President Bob Burns and Secretary Ian Townsley represented the Association and fielded many inquiries about the FQPM and the Queensland Police generally.  We were fortunate to meet quite a few close relatives of now retired or deceased officers.

The FQPM wish to express our gratitude to the Queensland Museum staff Virginia, Duncan and Georgia who assisted in transporting the display items from and returning to Police Headquarters.

The FQPM are now registered with the Brisbane History Group and will take the opportunity to attend future events organised by the Group.

 

Police Credit Union Day

Bob Burns and Ian Townsley at the Queensland Police Credit Union Day on the 17 October 2013.

Queensland Police Credit Union Day 17 October 2013

The Friends of the Queensland Police Museum (FQPM) are grateful to the Queensland Police Credit Union (QPCU) for the opportunity to set up a table at the QPCU Credit Union Day on Thursday 17 October 2013.

The event provided attendees with access to QPCU products and services, together with a free sausage sizzle and barista coffee, a live band and giveaways.  Other organisations that have been in receipt of QPCU generosity were also represented such as the Queensland Police Pipes and drums.

Significant interest was shown towards the FQPM and our activities and it is hopeful that some memberships may result from the day.  Bob Burns and Ian Townsley were also afforded the opportunity to make new acquaintances and contacts and to meet with old friends and former work colleagues.

Next years QPCU Credit Union Day will be placed in our diary of events/activities for next year.

17 October 2013-10-31

 The Friends of the FQPM are grateful to the Queensland Police Credit Union (QPCU) for the opportunity to set up a table and participate at the QPCU Credit Union Day on Thursday 17 October 2013 held on the ground floor of the Credit Union Building on North Quay.

The event provided attendees with access to QPCU products and services, together with a free sausage sizzle and barista coffee, a live band and giveaways.  Other organisations that have been in receipt of QPCU generosity were also represented such as, the Blue Dragon Boat Team and the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums.

Significant interest was shown towards the FQPM and our activities and it is hopeful that some memberships may result from the day.  Bob Burns and Ian Townsley were also afforded the opportunity to make new acquaintances and contacts and to meet with old friends and former work colleagues.

Next years QPCU Credit Union Day will be placed in our diary of events/activities.

 IFQPM AGM 3 October 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Queensland Police Museum Inc (FQPM) was held in the Court Room of the QueenslandPoliceMuseum on the 3 October 2013.

The principle business of the meeting was the election of officers (All committee appointments for 2014 are listed on the FQPM website).

 Our congratulations are extended to Bob Burns on his appointment as President this year.

AGM 2013

Attendees at the FQPM AGM on the 3 October 2013.  (Rear from left) Richard Batty, Bob Burns, Ian Townsley, Mark Plath.  (Front from left) Geoff Sheldon, Virginia Gordon, Clare Hackett, John McCormack, Ed Thring, Georgia Grier, Grant Linwood, Rob McCall, Bryan Silvester.

 

FQPM Annual General Meeting (AGM) 11 October 2012

Friends of the Queensland Police Museum 2012 Annual General Meeting.

Some members of the FQPM enjoying a coffee at the Blue Light Café at Queensland Police Headquarters following the AGM. From left: Ian Townsley; Richard Batty; Vicki Batty; Tim Deakin; Geoff Sheldon; Bob Burns (President); Clare Hackett; Virginia Gordon; Ed Thring.

The 2012 AGM for the FQPM was held in the Court Room at the Queensland Police Museum.

The key issues on the agenda were the election of officers and the adoption of the new revised FQPM Constitution. All these matters were successfully dealt with.  Congratulations to Bob Burns, who will be our President for the next year.

Guided Heritage Walk of Toowong Cemetery 7 October 2012

Police grave tour at Toowong Cemetery on Sunday 7 October 2012

Police grave tour at Toowong Cemetery on Sunday 7 October 2012. From left: Bryan Silvester; Lisa Jones; Hilda Maclean (Friends of Toowong Cemetery); Christine Townsley; Ian Townsley; Bob Burns.

On Sunday 7 October 2012, a tour of selected police graves at the Toowong Cemetery was conducted by Hilda McLean, the President of the Friends of the Toowong Cemetery.  Approximately thirty interested persons attended.  These included representatives from the Friends of the Toowong Cemetery Association, Friends of the Queensland Police Museum and the Queensland Police Museum.  FQPM President Bob Burns, Committee Member Ian Townsley his wife Christine and member Bryan Silvester, together with the Curator of the QPM, Lisa Jones enjoyed the tour.

The tour was found to be of great interest to those in attendance and revealed that some of the graves were without headstones or were in need of restoration.  These graves may be considered as future projects by the FQPM Management Committee.

Further tours of police graves are to be scheduled and will be advertised in due course.

The following graves were visited:

Christopher Francis, Police Magistrate 1840 – 1915
Henry Bloomfield Gough, Police Magistrate 1845 – 1896
Octavius Armstrong, Police Magistrate 1833 – 1917
Robert Arthur Johnstone, Sub-Inspector Native Police & Explorer 1843 – 1905
Ernest Eglinton, Sub-Inspector 1849 – 1921
William Maguire, Sub-Inspector 1859 – 1917
Thomas Hinch, Sergeant 1855 – 1924
William Ferguson, Inspector First Class 1862 – 1945
John Hanly, Sergeant 1857 – 1935
John Ahern, Inspector First Class (of brands) 1840 – 1893
William Harold Ryan, Commissioner 1873 – 1954
Henry Marjoribanks Chester, Police Magistrate 1832- 1914
Patrick Clancy, Senior Constable 1837 – 1899
Matthew Collopy, Inspector First Class 1844- 1880
Joseph Kelly, Constable 1858 – 1878
Thomas Slattery, Inspector of Detectives 1824 – 1878