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Marcus Blackmore took the reins as the Chairman of Blackmores Ltd in 1975 and has made the company a world leader in natural health. Blackmores is a widely recognised public company employing over 900 people in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Blackmores markets the premium brand of vitamin and herbal products under the 'Blackmores' and 'BioCeuticals' labels and is known for its ethical practices and its treatment of staff.
For many years, Marcus has been involved with many charitable and business organisations and has received many awards for his contribution to industry and the community. In 1998, Marcus was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia.
This event is part of Game Changers, bringing innovative leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with you.
Date: Wed 11 Nov 2015, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Game Changers: in conversation with Marcus Blackmore.
Facilitated by Rhianna Patrick from ABC radio, the panel of speakers featured Dale Chapman, qualified chef and Director of DillyBag; Danny Doyle, cultural facilitator specialising in spiritual healing; and Sonja Carmichael, fibre artist and lead artist for Washed Up, a partnership between kuril dhagun and Tangalooma EcoMarines.
With the trends of upcycling, recycling and repurposing sweeping our nation, our panellists discussed whether customary Indigenous methods are relevant in the 20th century, or whether we as humans have evolved past these traditions.
- When:Tue 3 Nov 2015, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
- Venue:SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night by the fire forum: sustainability.
Oral History Queensland (OHQ) partnered with State Library of Queensland to ask Brisbane’s experienced practitioners to share their thoughts on the topic and respond to questions from the audience.
Michelle Rayner – Historian, Radio National producer and presenter
Jennifer Barrkman – Oral historian and playback theatre practitioner
David Burton - Brisbane playwright and author and
Gavin Bannerman – SLQ’s first appointed Oral History and Digital Storytelling Coordinator (2008-2011)
Moderated by OHQ President, Margaret Ridley.
Date: Thursday 29 October 2015
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Panel discussions included:
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding QANZAC How we remember - Session 4.
Speakers included Kate Aubusson, journalist and presenter of ABC documentary, Lest We Forget What; Associate Professor Martin Crotty, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland and Francis Leach, broadcaster, DJ, journalist, writer and lover of ideas.
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding QANZAC How we remember - Session 3.