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Researching convict ancestry

Convicts are often a much wanted addition to a family tree but they are not always easily identifiable. Ancestors who came as convicts often hid their convict past as they became respectable members of society. Some of Queensland’s early pillars of society were convicts.  Kirsten Perris from the State Library of Queensland, and Saadia Thomson-Dwyer from Queensland State Archives discuss the resources each repository holds which can help track down your convict.

Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2
Date: Fri 10 Aug 2016; 10am – 11.45am

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Researching convict ancestry

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A night by the fire: resurgence

Join our panel of speakers Aunty Donna Page, Carol McGregor and Lyndon Davis, in conversation about the resurgence of cultural practices. Share in stories and align yourself with their traditional practices that are creating a pulse in today’s cultural climate.

The event was inspired by Art of the Skins exhibition.

25 Jun till 20 Nov 2016

Facilitator: Nadine McDonald-Dowd

Date: Tuesday 23 August 2016
Where: kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library of Queensland

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A night by the fire: resurgence

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William Robinson interview: The James C. Sourris AM Collection

William Robinson talks to Vanessa Van Ooyen about his art, his success at winning the Archibald Prize and his busy life as both a teacher and an artist.

Interviewed 6 February 2016

Read the transcript of the interview  (PDF 138.3 KB)

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William Robinson interview: The James C. Sourris AM Collection

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Leonard Brown interview: The James C. Sourris AM Collection

Leonard Brown talks to Angela Goddard about his art, his first solo exhibition at age 19, and his involvement with the Anglican Franciscan Friars and Russian Orthodox Church.

Interviewed 1 December 2015

Read the transcript of the interview  (PDF 147.7 KB)

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Leonard Brown interview: The James C. Sourris AM Collection

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Queenslanders in conversation August

We’re gearing up for the Ekka here in Brisbane and to celebrate, we will be hosting a conversation on our connection to land, heritage and agriculture. More of Queensland’s surface area is devoted to agriculture than any other state in Australia, so how does that relationship to the land shape who we are?

For the third talk in our Queenslanders in conversation series, our panellists discuss our obligations to preserve and protect the land for future generations.

Meet the panel

Georgie Somerset
AgForce Vice President and beef producer, Georgie is a rural leader with experience in agribusiness, rural tourism and regional development. Her work involves identifying and advocating opportunities, resolving issues and creating linkages and networks across rural sectors.

Her life combines cattle yards and board rooms, boarding school parenting and committee chairing, and long drives for short meetings.

Dr Maggie Hardy
An internationally recognised leader in her field, Dr Hardy is an expert known for her contributions to chemistry and evidence-based policy. She is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, and serves on the Executive Board for the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

Her research program is focused on the discovery, characterisation, and commercialisation of novel chemistries from the venom of Australian spiders. Her research is applied across a number of sectors, including drug discovery and delivery, public health, agriculture, biosecurity, export, and agribusiness.

Michael Connolly
Michael Connolly is an Aboriginal from Charleville, south west Queensland, dedicated to promoting and raising awareness of Aboriginal culture and its people out of his respect for the deep richness of diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories in Australia. He is a member of the Advisory Panel of the National Indigenous Men’s Forum which meets every year to consult with State and Federal Leaders about issues relating to Aboriginal Culture and Communities.

Michael shares his time between art, cross-cultural training, consultancy and mentoring and has been involved in assisting remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to become more self-sufficient in such areas as tourism, land management and market gardening.

Ewan Rockemer
Ewan has lived and breathed farming his whole life.
“It is instilled in me, the dirt is not only ingrained in my hands but it runs in my blood. It’s not just a way of life; it’s my livelihood, it’s who I am”

Ewan is a 23 year old, 5th generation cattle farmer from Brooweena, South East Queensland who is passionate about the cattle he breeds and cares for and enjoys the challenge of constantly improving and innovating new farming practices to remain sustainable and viable for generations to come.

Queenslanders in conversation continues exploring our individual and collective identities and our sense of belonging to family, communities, and state.

Join 612 ABC Brisbane’s Kelly Higgins-Devine as she hosts discussions between high profile panellists, audience members, and online viewers.

Date: Thu 4 Aug 2016, 6:00 pm - 07:15 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

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Queenslanders in conversation August

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