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Scratch the surface of any topic and you will expose a wealth of information and ideas — sometimes more than you ever imagined. Over the last seven months Queensland’s experience of the First World War has been not only scratched but deeply explored by the 2015 Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellows. Join Fellows Elaine Acworth, Dr Neville Buch, Dr Robert Hogg and John Thompson and facilitator Ian Townsend, as they present and discuss their research into the First World War and Queensland’s many stories.
Date: Tuesday 8 September 9am – 11am
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2
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What is folk music? What role has it played in Brisbane’s political, social and cultural history, from bush bands and Morris dancing to community choirs and contemporary songwriting? And — given the rise of digital technologies and the virtual audience — what might folk do in the future?
These are just a few of the questions addressed by the Brisbane Folk History Project. With 50 oral history interviews, more than 2000 photographs and a welter of posters, programs, newsletters, set-lists and recordings dating back to 1951, today’s folkies are busy documenting and celebrating Brisbane’s vibrant folk music community.
Join Folk Centre performer Sue Wighton and second-generation singer-songwriter Rebecca Wright for an evening of stories, images and songs from the ever-evolving Brisbane folk music scene.
Moderated by Ian Townsend.
Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015
Venue: John Oxley Library, level 4, State Library of Queensland
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Few people can say that they have not only conceived a city but built one. Maha Sinnathamby is the visionary and founder of Greater Springfield, Australia’s fastest emerging new city which in 2010 was declared World’s Best Master Planned Community by the International Real Estate Federation.
As Chairman of Springfield Land Corporation, Maha is committed to adding value to society and to changing the community building paradigm. He strives to create a sustainable, truly master-planned city where being able to live, learn, work and play is at the core of its architecture.
This event is part of Game Changers, bringing innovative leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with you.
Transcript of the conversation (PDF 215.6 KB)
A Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.
Date: Wed 26 Aug 2015, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
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Join Stephanie Ryan, our Senior Librarian Family History, as she discusses how you can explore these possibilities to track down immigrant ancestors and find out about some surprises in undertaking this type of search.
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2
Date: Fri 7 Aug 2015; 10am - 11.30am
Delve into the large collections of original letters, postcards and diaries related to the First World War that State Library staff and an army of volunteers have meticulously itemised and digitised. Our dominant images of the war come from the written word. The war not only inspired great quantities of poetry and fiction but also generated an enormous body of correspondence between soldiers and their loved ones. Join Dr Robert Keane, Associate Professor W. Ross Johnston and Dr Robert Hogg as they explore Queensland’s experience of The First World War through the gems they’ve discovered in State Library’s collections and elsewhere. Discussion led by Ian Townsend.
Date: Tuesday 18 August 2015
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