Forest Lake Branch

National Seniors Australia


Welcome to Forest Lake National Seniors Branch website.  Our branch meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month except  December and January.  We meet at The Lion, 133 Pine Road, Richlands, 9.30am sign in for a 10am start.

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Chjristmas in July Lunch 2018

This is always a great outing on our Calendar where people can get together, enjoy a very nice 3 course lunch in a very friendly setting at Harrigans, Calypso Bay.

Congratulations to the very happy raffle prize and lucky door prize winners.   The weather was perfect and there was an interesting view of the land once we left the Motorway.

Branch Meeting 12 July 2018

What great fun we had enjoying the fantastic sounds of the Qld Police Pipes and Drums. 

The 6 member band was led by Sgt Cam Foster who provided some very useful information to members including the use of triple zero.

Qld Police Pipes and Drums was originally formed by a keen and committed group of police officers who had sought since 1956 to establish a pipe band to both represent the QPS and compete in pipe band contests.  Their first performance in their new band uniforms was the Australia Day Procession, 26 January 1959.  The band performs at official engagements such as Police inductions, National Police Remembrance Day, Anzac Day, Government House Events and regularly perform at Charity & community events, festivals and special events such as Naidoc Week. 2018 will see the QPP&D celebrate their 60th anniversary.

We had a dress up Scottish style at the meeting and great prizes were awarded by the independent Judge, Kim, from The Lion.

Boggo Road Gaol Tour 21st June 2108

Several members went on a tour of Boggo Road Gaol in June.  We were greeted by tour guide Kim and entered through the big heavy doors.  Kim took us on a journey through the old gaol stopping at particular spots to give us some very interesting history and stories from the past.  The building is a stark reminder of the prison system long ago.

In the 1980s Number Two Division became the focal point of intense national media scrutiny following a series of dramatic escapes, hunger-strike, riots and roof-top protests over the primitive conditions in which inmates were being held. Number Two Division was closed in 1989. The entire prison complex shut its doors forever in 2002, after 119 years in operation, when the last section of Boggo Road – the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre – was closed.

Number Two Division is today the only remaining section of Boggo Road Gaol. Heritage listed, it will never be demolished. In December 2012 it reopened and has now become a tourist attraction for Queensland.

The stark red brick walls and imposing guard tower on Annerley Road have become iconic for all the wrong reasons.

Branch Meetings

The Lion,
133 Pine Road, Richlands.
2nd Thursday of each month except December and January at 9.30am sign in for 10am start.

Contact Julie on 07 32787274 or Peter on 07 33729432.

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 22, 18
    Queensland Seniors Week Over 50′s Expo (view)
  • Aug 23, 18
    BYO Picnic Botanical Gardens & Planetarium Visit (view)
  • Sep 2, 18
    Trip to the Blue Mountains 2 – 8 September 2018 (view)
  • August 2018 Newsletter (view)

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