Celebrating over 50 years since the first Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture.
The Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture honours the principal founder of the National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ), who remained President for more than 30 years and was instrumental in convincing the Queensland Government to declare many of the state’s national parks gazetted up to the 1970s. Lahey was also co-founder of Binna Burra Lodge, located within the world heritage listed Lamington National Park.
In recognition of the inaugural meeting of NPAQ which was held in the Lord Mayor’s Reception Room of the Brisbane City Hall on 15th April 1930, this year’s Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture will also be held at Brisbane City Hall.
Just one week after Governor Sir John Goodwin opened the Brisbane City Hall On 8 April 1930 the inaugural meeting of the National Parks Association of Queensland was held in the Lord Mayor’s Reception Room of the Brisbane City Hall on 15th April, 1930. In recognition of the historical link, this year the NPAQ Romeo Lahey Memorial lecture will be held in the Kedron Room.
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