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Marchant Lectures

Introduction - George and Mary Marchant

The Marchant Lectures are held annually by the Society to commemorate the work of George and Mary Marchant for the people of Brisbane, and in particular, Chermside and District.

The link below connects with the page on the Marchant Family which gives an outline of their lives and work.

2013 Marchant Lecture Everald Compton

Everald Compton was the speaker at


2012 Marchant Lecture Air Vice-Marshal Julie Hammer
Julie was born in 1955 and attended Wavell Heights Primary, Brisbane Girls Grammar and Hendra High School, and in 1971 was placed 8th in the State of... 

2011 Marchant Lecture Aunty Ruth Hegarty
The Society held its second George Marchant Lecture on Saturday 5-11-2011 in the Long Tan Room at Kedron-Wavell Social Club. The lecturer was... 

2010 Inaugural Marchant Lecture Major General Darryl Low Choy (Ret.)
The inaugural George Marchant Lecture was held in the Chermside Library on Saturday 20th November 2010 at 10am and was attended by 55 people. The...