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A list all our archived webcasts in alphabetical order. You can also browse these webcasts by theme - design discipline, food and culture, literature and languages, art and design, performing arts, country, politics and government, Positive Futures, libraries, science and technology, society and social issues, Nielson Design Lecture series, Asia Pacific Design Library Lecture Series, Of love and war and Out of the Port.

Designing for Happiness - Jason Grant

Jason is a member of Inkahoots design studio. The studio began in 1990 as an artist run, community access screen printing collective, and is now recognised around the world as a leading model of alternative visual communication practice. Their history is a close relationship with the community, cultural, and arts sectors as visual advocates and activists.

Speakers: Jason Grant
When: Wed 9 Nov 2011, 6:30 pm - 07:45pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 00:51:32 minutes
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Griffith Review Lecture: Islands of Identity

Islands of Identity

It is said no man (or woman) is an island, and humans are communal creatures. For Indigenous Australians, navigating between the mainland – or mainstream culture – and ‘islands’ of traditional culture can be trying, and may even exacerbate mental illness and violence. But how do we define the concept of community and find our place within it?

Join Melissa Lucashenko, award-winning novelist and contributor to Griffith REVIEW 34: The Annual Fiction Edition, in conversation with Paul Barclay for a discussion on native title, land rights and the importance of finding our own islands of home, country and space.

Speakers: Melissa Lucashenko and Paul Barclay
When: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 6:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 1:04:30
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Open source: Brisbane flood families

Headlines from the Courier 3 Feb 1893. John Oxley Library, SLQ.Storytelling has changed form over the years, with social media and emails taking over letters and diary entries. However, word of mouth remains strong today.

Hear the stories of significant characters of the 1893 floods told by their grandchildren. Journalist Phil Brown leads the conversation, looking at how disaster unites generations and the power of history repeating.

A Floodlines event.

When               Wed 11 July, 6pm

Where              Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4

Duration:  57:24 hours
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Amy Van Allen - Inclusive Museums and Outreach Programs

Amy Van Allen, Outreach Manager in Community and Constituent Services at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), gives an insight into the programs, policies and philosophy that drives the NMAI as one of the world’s most innovative and inclusive museums. The NMAI continues to challenge traditional museum ideologies by being a Native place, both physically and spiritually, with an emphasis on community curators in exhibitions and the use of traditional care methods for collections as advised by tribal representatives.

The second podcast in an ongoing professional development series delivered through Public and Indigenous Library Services, State Library of Queensland.

Amy Van Allen Speaker: Amy Van Allen, introduction by Mary Teague
 Duration: 1 hr 12:58 minutes
 Date:  22 July 2009
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Boggo Road Gaol – a new chapter? with Robert Riddel

Boggo Road gaolWith the closure of what had become the ‘hell hole’ of Queensland’s prison system and infamous for the rioting of its inmates, so began a new chapter. The site was then master planned as a science park, urban housing development and public transport interchange. The former women’s prison of 1903 was preserved intact but after 20 years its future is unresolved. The talk explores the potential of this significant site which contains one of the landmark groups of buildings that defined ‘Victorian’ Brisbane.

Robert Riddel
Robert Riddel is an architect with a background in conservation and adaptive reuse. He has taught architectural history and recorded many of the best built works of our city as well as designing a few of his own. He is a member of the Urban Design Board and a keen advocate for a better Brisbane.

When Wed 17 Nov, 2010.12.30pm
Where slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Duration: 56 mins
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Christine Manfield

Gastronomic traveler, presenter, teacher and international ambassador, Christine Manfield is one of Australia's most celebrated chefs. A perfectionist inspired by strong flavours, a creative spirit whose generosity and skills have inspired young chefs, and a writer whose successful books have spiced up the lives of keen cooks. Listen as Christine shares stories of her travels through the Middle East in search of the perfect hummus, across steamy and sensual Singapore slurping bowls of Nonya laksa, and through the tiny villages of Italy collecting recipes for the creamiest risotto.

Christine ManfieldSpeakers:  Christine Manfield and Lizzie Loel
Duration:  1:02:20 minutes
Date:  9 October 2008
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Cities on the edge

By 2026 Brisbane may be home to 4.5 million residents and overtake Melbourne as the nation’s second largest metropolis. Hear Brendan Gleeson, one of Australia’s most outstanding urban planners, as he talks about the impact of rapid growth on our cities and suggests solutions to make them better places to live and work. Cities on the Edge sets the big picture agenda for a new generation of thinking about urban planning. This webcast was presented in partnership with the Griffith Review.

Cities on the edgeSpeaker:  Brendan Gleeson
Duration:  1:01:28 minutes
Date:  14 August 2008
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Conservation - Book wrapping

Grant Collins, Executive Manager, Collection Preservation and a member of the State Library's Conservation unit, Lesley Berg, demonstrate and explain the process of 'book wrapping' and how this will help you in preserving your own precious material. 

QANTAS Log book Speaker: Grant Collins and Conservation staff member
 Duration:  6:40 minutes
 Date: November 2009
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Conservation - Encapsulation

Grant Collins, Executive Manager, Collection Preservation and a member of the State Library's Conservation unit, Lesley Berg, demonstrate and explain the process of 'Encapsulation' and how this is used to preserve documents. Follow the steps shown to care for your own important personal documents.

Labour Manifesto pageSpeaker: Grant Collins and Conservation staff member
Duration:  6:33 minutes
Date: November 2009
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Cooks + Books

Reading between the lines of recipes shows how food tastes in Queensland have broadened over more than 150 years. The talk explores the stories behind significant Queensland cookbooks held by the State Library — from early manuscripts in the John Oxley Library to contemporary glossy publications in the Slow Food Library of Gastronomy—to illustrate aspects of our culinary heritage. The cookbooks not only instruct in the preparation of food, but also provide insights into everyday life, promote products, raise funds for particular causes, advocate better nutrition, or extend our cultural horizons.

Family meal No 61736 (PQ)Susan Addison and Judith McKay
Susan and Judith are co-authors of the book A good plain cook: an edible history of Queensland, originally published by Boolarong Publications in 1985 and re-published by the Queensland Museum in 1999. As John Oxley Library Fellows 2009−10, they were able to extend their research and focus on the rich holdings of the State Library.

Susan is a writer and editor. Her ‘elegaic family memoir’ Mother lode: stories of home life and home death (UQP 2001) won the 2002 Steele Rudd Award for best collection of short stories published by an Australian author that year. Judith, an historian and museum consultant, has published widely on Queensland cultural heritage and curated many exhibitions. She is co-author with Don Watson of A directory of Queensland architects to 1940 and Queensland architects of the nineteenth century: a biographical dictionary.

When Wed 18 Aug, 2010. 12.30pm
Where slq Auditorium 2, level 2

Duration:  55 mins

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David Malouf

Queensland author David Malouf in conversation with Ashley Hay.  This talk was part of the John Oxley Library 75th Anniversary celebration on Sunday 5 April 2009.  David, who also celebrates his 75th year in 2009 discusses his use of libraries and archives, including the John Oxley Library, for his writing.  He also speaks of his new novel 'Ransom'.

Author, David Malouf Speaker: David Malouf and Ashley Hay
Duration: 1 hr 08:02 minutes
Date:  5 April 2009
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David Marr - The Henson case

The Australian Prime Minister called them ‘absolutely revolting’. Their removal from a Sydney art gallery was hailed by the Daily Telegraph as a ‘Victory for Decency’. Cate Blanchett and members of the arts community claimed charges laid over them would affect Australia’s cultural reputation. In this webcast David Marr discusses his recent book The Henson case, which examines the pornography/art debate with exclusive interviews with Bill Henson, members of the NSW police force, child abuse campaigners and important figures in the Australian arts scene.

The Henson caseSpeakers:  David Marr
Duration:  1:06:07 minutes
Date:  8 October 2008
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Deepen the conversation - Sean Leahy

Political cartoon from Sean Leahy

The Fine Line: The politics of political cartooning

Drawing political cartoons can be a risky and dangerous occupation. Like all satire, political cartoons tread a fine line between truth telling with humour and defamation.

In a famous court case in the 80s, one of Patrick Cook’s cartoons was accused of being defamatory of the architect Harry Seidler. After intense legal scrutiny, the Court found it was defensible on the grounds of public comment.

Listen to the Courier-Mail’s preeminent cartoonist Sean Leahy chatting with dale spender on the inspiration, the risk and the rage of political cartooning in Australia.

When Tue 7 Dec, 2010. 6pm
Where slq Auditorium 1, level 2
Duration: 1:09:43 hr

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Design Discipline - Lindsay & Kerry Clare

Lindsay and Kerry Clare are both graduates of QUT and commenced practice in Queensland in 1979. In 1998 they were granted a 2 year appointment as Design Directors for the NSW Government Architect. Since 2000 they have been in private practice in Sydney as founding directors of Architectus and now as independent architects. Lindsay + Kerry Clare were awarded the AIA Gold Medal in March 2010 for their contribution to the advancement of architecture and particularly sustainable architecture.

Speakers: Lindsay and Kerry Clare
Duration:  1:34:47 minutes
Date: 20 July 2010
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Digital strategies for libraries in the 21st century

Join New Zealand based commentator and thinker, Paul Reynolds as he discusses information access, cultural and technological change in the 21st century, and the challenges for libraries and library professionals.

Paul ReynoldsSpeaker:  Paul Reynolds
Duration:  1:38:30 minutes
Date:  25 October 2007
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Diversity writes

Journalist and ABC612 presenter Madonna King leads this lively panel discussion as three award winning authors discuss their journeys as writers and reflect on how living and working within a culturally diverse Australian society has inspired and influenced their work.

divwriteSpeakers:  Thomas Keneally, Alice Pung and Nike Bourke and Madonna King
Duration:  1:33:33 minutes
Date:  30 September 2007
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Dr. Karen Fisher

Dr. Karen E. Fisher is an associate professor at the University of Washington Information School and chair of its Masters of Library and Information Science program.  Join Dr. Fisher as she shares her current research which strives to equip libraries to answer the question, "How are we making a difference in people’s lives—to users, families, neighborhoods, and communities—especially in ways that speak to policy-makers?"

Karen Fisher

Speaker:  Karen Fisher
Duration:  Part 1 - 52:53
Date:  21 May 2008
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Speaker:  Karen Fisher
Duration:  Part 2  - 42:41
Date:  13 March 2008
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Fashion and Memoire with Charlotte Smith

Memoire and fashion - Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith is the curator of the Darnell Collection, Australia’s largest private collection of vintage clothing and accessories, having inherited more than 3000 vintage designer garments from her Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. In her book Dreaming of Dior, Charlotte has recreated the story of each garment through the masses of accompanying letters, parchments and notes. During the discussion, Charlotte revealed her personal accounts behind some of the key garments in this extraordinary collection, discussing the nature of clothing as personal memoir. The conversation was facilitated by Nadia Buick. Nadia is currently completing her PhD in Fashion Curation at the Queensland University of Technology. Nadia co-curated Imeldific – a 20th century shoe exhibition and is currently exhibiting Material Memories at the QUT art museum.

Presented by State Library of Queensland, mc/k art and Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

When         3pm, Saturday 7 August 2010

Where        slq Auditorium 1, level 2

Duration     1:13:35 hours

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Food pioneers

At a time when celebrity chefs abound, hear from some of the very special Queenslanders who have changed the way we eat. In 1988 World Expo brought more to Brisbane than exhibits, fireworks, and concerts. It introduced locals to a lifestyle that embraced outdoor dining and new cuisines. Expo triggered an urban renewal that changed the face of Brisbane from a ‘large country town’ to a thriving metropolis, led largely by locals hungry to explore new fare.

In the years since, Brisbane food culture has grown in leaps and bounds. This fascinating conversation explores how Brisbane’s palate has changed over the past few decades. Listen to the people who created Australia’s first organic food restaurant, introduced our palates to the joys of caviar and saffron, popularised the delicacies of Vietnamese cuisine, and got us passionate about Farmer’s Markets. Hear about their food philosophies and learn what inspired them as they recount their early days, their successes and challenges, and their vision for the future of Australian food culture.

Food pioneersSpeakers:  Kylie Lang,  Brenda Fawdon (Mondo Organics); Babak Hadi (Black Pearl Epicure); Jan Power (Farmer’s Markets); Lien Yeomans (founder of The Green Papaya)
Duration:  1:15:30 minutes
Date:  11 September 2008
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Freestyle Books symposium

Artists, curators, writers and art lovers joined together for an afternoon celebration of the rich world of artist' books. The Freestyle Books symposium coincided with the major exhibition of artists' books at the State Library of Queensland.

Freestyle books

Speaker:  Opening address - Dr Alex Selenitsch
Duration:  22:03 minutes
Date:  26 July 2008
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Speakers:  Unfolding stories - Jonathon Tse, Dr Anna Poletti and Dianne Fogwell
Duration:  1:03:08 minutes
Date:  26 July 2008
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Speakers:  Social change - Professor Ian Howard, Peter Lyssiotis and Judy Watson
Duration:  1:01:54 minutes
Date:  26 July 2008
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Speakers:  Collaboration - Noreen Graham, Leah King- Smith, Duncan King-Smith, Anne Kirker, Normana Wright and Ron McBurnie
Duration:  1:12:32 minutes
Date:  26 July 2008
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Gay Bilson

Gay Bilson’s name is synonymous with the revolution in Australian cooking and restaurant life.  Her cooking is legendary, as are her informed and passionate observations about food and culture.  Gay has owned and cooked at Berowra Waters, one of Australia’s most influential and acclaimed restaurants; collaborated on meals at public venues, incorporating ideas of theatre and performance and community; and her book Plenty, has won many awards including The Age Book of the Year 2005.

Gay BilsonSpeakers:  Gay Bilson and Candy Baker
Duration:  1:08:45 minutes
Date:  24 April 2008
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Hamilton Wilson – Next Generation Learning Spaces

apdl Next Gen

The Brisbane Grammar Schools’ new integrated learning facility, The Lilley Centre, was recently selected by the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments to be part of their international compendium on innovative learning spaces. The Lilley Centre commission, won by Wilson Architects through a design competition, was also the progeny of a two research projects with The University of Queensland in next generation learning spaces. Join Hamilton Wilson as he outlines how research informed the practice and became critically embedded into the development of The Lilley Centre.


Speaker
: Hamilton Wilson
When:  Tues 22 March 2011
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 1:10:27 hours
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Helen Garner

Join Helen Garner, one of Australia's most respected authors and essayists  in conversation with Ashley Hay, former literary editor of The Bulletin, discussing The Spare Room, her first novel in 15 years, at her only Brisbane appearance.  

Garner_bigSpeaker:  Helen Garner and Ashley Hay
Duration:  55:42 minutes
Date:  9 April 2008
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Hidden Queensland

Over the past two decades Queensland has undergone a remarkable transformation to become the new centre of politics and thriving social and cultural home to an ever-expanding population. Contributors to Griffith REVIEW21:Hidden Queensland discuss the dynamics of the Sunshine turned Smart State and what it means to be a Queenslander today.

Hidden QueenslandSpeakers:  John Birmingham, Tara June Winch, Ashley Hay, Nike Burke, Phil Brown & Will Elliott
Duration:  1:27:37 minutes
Date:  14 August 2008
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The hyper-linked library

In this two part webcast Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University, Illinois explores new technology and Web 2.0 trends and provides a roadmap toward becoming the hyperlinked library.

Michael Stephens

Speaker:  Michael Stephens
Duration:  Part 1 - 1:06:59
Date:  13 March 2008
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Speaker:  Michael Stephens
Duration:  Part 2  - 1:15:54
Date:  13 March 2008
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Illegal immigration: nineteenth century style with Gordon Grimwade

In the late nineteenth century, Chinese overlanders walked over 2000 kilometres from the Darwin area to North Queensland in search of permanent work. Travelling in small groups these unemployed miners and artisans carried limited food and water. Many died en route. They had to avoid hostile Aboriginal attacks and find their way on poorly marked tracks. When they reached Queensland they ran the risk of arrest and six months jail. Some were deported back to Darwin. Others were marched to the border and told to find their own way back.

This presentation provides an overview of the experiences of some of those overlanders, their encounters with the border police and identifies some of the sites relating to an aspect of tropical Australian development that has eluded the history books.

Gordon Grimwade
Gordon has lived and worked in north Australia for many years. His work on Australian Chinese archaeology has ranged from Chinese temples, gold mines and pig roasting ovens to developing displays on Chinese settlement and culture. As the State Library of Queensland’s John Oxley Fellow for 2008 and the recipient of a Northern Territory History Grant Gordon has, more recently, been delving into archival records in Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide and criss-crossing the northern savanna researching the untold tales of colonial illegal immigration and border police.

When Wed 15 Sep, 2010. 12.30pm
Where slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Duration 1:06 hours

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The importance of being Oscar

Susannah Fullerton discusses Oscar Wilde's extraordinary life story, his fall from fame and the creation of his greatest works of literature.

Oscar WildeSpeaker:  Susannah Fullerton
Duration:  1 hr 13:30 minutes
Date:  8 March 2007
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Introducing... genetics

Emma Whitelaw introduces the world of the gene and demystifies the science behind controversial issues like stem cell research, designer babies and the human genome.

Emma WhitelawSpeaker:  Emma Whitelaw
Duration:  1 hr 5:34 minutes
Date:  4 July 2007
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Introducing... Paul Grabowsky

Paul Grabowsky performs in front of and behind the piano, sharing tales of his stellar career and his experience as Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival.

Paul GrabowskySpeaker:  Paul Grabowsky
Duration:  1 hr 5:30 minutes
Date:  13 June 2007
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Introducing... social exclusion

David Burchell looks at patterns of marginalisation and the idea of "the other" shaped by history, policy and personal incapacity.

David BurchellSpeaker:  David Burchell
Duration:  1 hr 2:41 minutes
Date:  23 April 2007
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Introducing... the future

Futurist Tony Stevenson discusses our complex relationship with the future and how even just thinking about it can bring about change and a different world for our children and future generations.

Introducing the futureSpeaker:  Tony Stevenson
Duration:  59:13 minutes
Date:  10 October 2007
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Introducing... the politics of spin

Sharon Beder looks at the politics of public relations spin and how it is influencing the way we think.

Sharon BederSpeaker:  Sharon Beder
Duration:  54:58 minutes
Date:  2 May 2007
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Introducing...extreme weather

Ian Townsend introduces the social and political side of extreme weather phenomenon through the context of one of Australia's deadliest natural disasters.

Extreme weatherSpeaker:  Ian Townsend
Duration:  1hr 4:09 minutes
Date:  26 March 2007
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Introducing...HIV/AIDS

Bill Bowtell revisits Australia's successes in containing HIV/AIDS and introduces the idea of a renewed threat on our doorstep which could destabilise the Asia-Pacific region.

Bill BowtellSpeaker:  Bill Bowtell
Duration:  59:18 minutes
Date:  8 August 2007
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John Bell

Listen as Australia’s leading exponent of Shakespeare John Bell privileges you with his personal insights and stories in an intriguing conversation with Queensland Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Gow. These stalwarts of the stage discuss John’s remarkable impact on Australian theatre and their latest collaboration on Heiner Müller’s Shakespeare Commentary Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome. This conversation was presented in partnership the Queensland Theatre Company.

John BellSpeakers:  John Bell and Michael Gow
Duration:  1:02:40 minutes
Date:  20 August 2008
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John McDonald: a critic's take on Australian contemporary art

Join John McDonald, one of Australia’s best-known art critics, in a lively conversation about contemporary Australian art with art curator Timothy Morrell. John and Timothy discuss art studios, art markets, the National Gallery of Australia, the Archibald Prize, and much more.

Margaret OlleySpeaker:  John McDonald and Timothy Morrell
Duration:  1:05:15 minutes
Date:  5 April 2008
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Kate Jennings

Meet Kate Jennings, a fiercely intelligent writer, astute observer of people and her surroundings, recent widow not ready to face her grief, and irascible Australian with no time for indulgent New Yorkers and their pampered pets. Get to know the real Kate Jennings in conversation with Kris Olsson as she muses over her autobiographical book, Stanley and Sophie.

Kate_Jennings_-_credit_Isabelle_Boccon-Gibod_2008Speaker:  Kate Jennings and Kris Olsson
Duration:  57:41 minutes
Date:  28 May 2008
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Language & Landscape: European Words in Aboriginal Spaces

FlagsFor thousands of years the Australian landscape was covered with networks of Indigenous placenames that described and evoked features of the environment. As colonisers swept across the Australian countryside they introduced English names to previously well-known places and landmarks, making it more like their home world. From the Glasshouse Mountains to the Brisbane River, the Great Dividing Range to the Darling Downs, the use of English names rendered the unknown more identifiable to the European settlers, while simultaneously turning the Aboriginal into an artefact and providing the very basis for terra nullius. Join Dale Kerwin as he discusses language and landscape and the impact on the Queensland Indigenous population at this intriguing Out of the Port session. Dale is a proud Goorie from the Worimi Nation in New South Wales. He is committed to furthering knowledge about Aboriginal cultural heritage and inscribing Aboriginal ontology on the body of Australian history.


Speaker: Dale Kerwin
When:  Wed 16 Mar, 12.30pm
Where: slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 1:08:31 hours
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Let's Get Naughty with Banned Books

Listen to David Iliffe's interview with State Library Senior Librarian, Joan Bruce on Capricornia: Drive

"You don't often hear of books being banned from publication these days, but it might happen more often than you think.

We went back in time this afternoon with Joan Bruce from the State Library of Queensland.  She's spent some time flicking through books that were on the censors list in the past, which even includes a piece of Queensland Hansard..."

Webcasts from the State Library of Queensland Speaker: Joan Bruce with David Iliffe on Capricornia: Drive
 Duration: 4:38 minutes
 Date:  09 Sept. 2009

Library services to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders

In this webcast, Indigenous Knowledge Centre co-ordinators and State Library staff describe the services offered by State Library and local councils and community members talk about their experiences in using these services, including their local Indigenous Knowledge Centre. The webcast is filmed on location in Indigenous Knowledge Centres, public libraries and at the State Library.

Library services to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait IslandersSpeaker: various
Duration:  7:32 minutes
Date: June 2009
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Lisa Forrest

Listen to Lisa Forrest, author, former Olympian and media personality, as she discusses her latest book Boycott. At the age of sixteen, Lisa found herself at the centre of one of Australia’s most significant sporting and political moments, the controversial boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Lisa tells her story for the first time, taking us from her early strokes in the local pool of a Sydney beachside suburb, to death threats and public denunciation by both politicians and the media. Through interviews with everyone from the Prime Minister of the day, Malcolm Fraser, to members of the AOC, sports administrators, journalists and the athletes themselves, she takes us behind the scenes of an extraordinary and far-reaching chapter in Australian sporting history. Boycott is the story of the athletes who defied the inducements and pressure coming from the highest levels, maintaining that the Olympics was about peace, not politics and chose to follow their dream. This webcast was presented in partnership the Courier Mail, The big Book Club / The Little Big Book Club.

Lisa ForrestSpeakers:  Lisa Forrest and Gerard Collins
Duration:  1:02:17 minutes
Date:  20 May 2008
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Maggie Beer

Join Brisbane News editor Kylie Lang in conversation with celebrated cook, Maggie Beer, for a look behind the pages of her latest book Maggie's Harvest.

Maggie BeerSpeakers:  Maggie Beer in conversation with Kylie Lang
Duration:  53:08 minutes
Date:  8 November 2007
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Male sartorial elegance

Download audio: Don’t miss the ultimate conversation about contemporary men's fashion. Are there any rules? What makes for an elegant dresser in 2010. Is the devil in the detail? And how do Australian men rate when it comes to fashion?

An event developed especially for State Library by mc/k art and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2010, this is a rare chance to experience a thoughtful discussion on male style from some of the most cutting-edge practitioners in Australian fashion today.

 

Male sartorial elegance

Speakers: Mitchell Oakley Smith (Associate Editor, GQ), Andrew Byrne (Designer, Pistols at Dawn), Brent Wilson (Fashion Designer) and Mark Neighbour (Fashion Designer and Project Runway Season 2 Top Five).  Facilitated by Alison Kubler. 

 

Date: 3pm, Sun 8 August 2010

Duration:    45:23 minutes    

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Michael Gow

Join Carol Burns in conversation with Michael Gow, Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company as he shares tales of his stellar career as a writer and director, his personal inspirations and influences as an artist, and some compelling insights into the world of creating stories through theatre.

Michael GowSpeakers: Michael Gow
Duration:  1:00:22 minutes
Date:  19 March 2008
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Mo Johnson - writing hints and tips

Mo is the author of the young adult fiction book Boofheads, a story of three teenagers inseparable since pre-school, and Something More from the Girlfriends Series.  Her soon to be released picture book Noah’s Garden has been sold to the US and she is currently working on a biography of Olympic and Commonwealth marathon runner, Kerryn McCann.

Hear Mo’s insightful hints and tips on how to become a professional writer and navigate the publishing industry. 

Author, Mo JohnsonSpeaker: Mo Johnson
Duration: 8 minutes
Date: 2009
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Multicultural summit

Keynote speaker Jason Yat-Sen Li at the 2007 Multicultural Summit discusses multiculturalism in Australia. The summit was presented by Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland in cooperation with Multicultural Development Association, Brisbane City Council and MultiLink Community Services and sponsored by Multicultural Affairs Queensland, State Library of Queensland and Active Migration.

Jason_Yat_Sen-LiSpeaker:  Jason Yat-Sen Li
Duration:  1:00:47 minutes
Date:  19 November 2007
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Nancy Pearl, America's rock star librarian

It sounds like a contradiction but Nancy Pearl  is a celebrity librarian. In fact, she’s such a big celebrity in the US that the Nancy Pearl Librarian action figure, complete with ‘amazing push-button shushing action’ outsells many other dolls on toy store shelves. She's also the author of the best-selling Book Lust and More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood Moment and Reason.

Nancy Pearl provided two entertaining and moving talks at the State Library of Queensland.

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Watch some of the highlights of her seminar.

Origin of the Nancy Pearl action figure
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The four doorways - story, character, setting and language
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Date:  15 December 2006

Neil Durbach – Durbach Block Jaggers

ADPL Lecture Series: Neil Durbach – Durbach Block Jaggers

Neil Durbach is a principal of Durbach Block Jaggers, a small Sydney office committed to the search for the possibilities of architecture itself – its power and poetry; its pleasure and necessity.

Join Neil as he shares the principles and practices of Durbach Block Jaggers..


Speaker
: Neil Durbach
When:  Tues 29 March 2011
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 00:51:47
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Photography and Aboriginal identity in south-east Queensland

When looking at photographs of Aboriginal people taken over 100 years ago, the viewer often considers the huge changes to Aboriginal society and the landscape. This is especially true when considering photographs that come from areas such as south east Queensland, an area that is now highly urbanised. Regardless of the change that has occurred to the landscape and to Aboriginal culture, historical photographs have played an important role in enabling Aboriginal people to assert their connection to community and country. Michael Aird discussed the methods he uses to identify people in historical photos.  He also spoke about how Aboriginal community members have played an important role in helping to attach valuable information to these photos.

Aboriginal identityMichael Aird

Michael has worked full-time in the area of Aboriginal cultural heritage since 1985, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Queensland.  His main interest is urban Aboriginal photographic history, curating several exhibitions as well as being author of several books and articles.  In 1996, he established Keeaira press, an independent publishing house.  For five years, Michael was Curator of Aboriginal Studies at the Queensland Museum and continues to work as a freelance curator and anthropologist.

Speaker: Michael Aird

When:  Wed 21 Jul, 2010. 12.30pm
Where: slq Auditorium 2, level 2
     State Library of Queensland

Duration: 1:06 hour
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Pietro Demaio - preserving the Italian way

Pietro Demaio shares rich and varied Italian recipes, memories and anecodotes of childhood and travel, drawn from his book Preserving the Italian Way. Pietro is obsessed with preserving traditional Italian foods.  He is also committed to preserving a tradition of eating, friendship and culture that’s fast disappearing – Slow Foods. Pietro’s thesis is that good food, family and friends all go in one big pot to help lubricate companionship, friendship, happiness and long life.

Pietro DemaioSpeakers:  Robert MacLennan  and Pietro Demaio
Duration:  1:06:24 minutes
Date:  12 June 2008
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Portrait of a friendship

Join editor Bryony Cosgrove in conversation with Barbara Blackman, as they discuss Portrait of a Friendship: The Letters of Barbara Blackman and Judith Wright 1950-2000, a very intimate glimpse into the personal lives of two key figures in Australian cultural life.

Friendship-024Speakers:  Barbara Blackman, Bryony Cosgrove
Duration:  59:11 minutes
Date:  28 August 2007
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QUT Fashion After Hours – The Current State of Contemporary Australian Fashion

Australia and Queensland, in particular, seem to be gripped in a fashion moment. Why are there so few books examining Australian Fashion?

Panellists:

  • Mitchell Oakley Smith, Associate Editor, GQ and author of Fashion Designers of Australia and New Zealand (published by Thames and Hudson 2010)
  • Katie Somerville, Curator Australian Fashion and Textiles
 National Gallery of Victoria, Curator of Together Alone: Australian and New Zealand Fashion from NGV
  • Susien Chong and Nic Briand, LOVER
  • Kay McMahon, Fashion Business Advisor, QUT Creative Enterprise Centre


 Facilitator: Alison Kubler
 Duration:  55:46 minutes
 Date: Tuesday 10 August 2010
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Redefining how success is measured in aboriginal learning

In this webcast representatives from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and its Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre (ABLKC)  discuss how they are working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis to redefine how we measure success in Aboriginal learning.  One key outcome of this work is to develop appropriate tools needed to identify the many aspects of lifelong learning that contribute to success for First Nations, Inuit and Métis — Holistic Lifelong Learning Models.  

Aboriginal learningSpeakers:  Jarrett Laughlin, Rose Bouvier & Genevieve Fox
Duration:  1:09:42 minutes
Date:  15 December 2008
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Sam Cutler

As the rotors created an ungodly racket above, I sat there crammed into the helicopter with the Stones, their management and various hangers-on. What the hell had happened? The free concert at Altamont was meant to be a peak in the career of the Rolling Stones. It was intended to be a celebration of not just the music, but the thriving peace and love counter-culture of the sixties. Rather it had descended into a bloody chaotic mess of violence, death and despair. And we were on the run.’

Sam Cutler has been at the centre of some of the most exciting developments in the music industry, and has worked with the two largest grossing live artists in the world, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. Listen as he shares his titillating stories, now captured in a behind-the-scenes tell-all rock memoir.

Sam CutlerSpeakers:  Sam Cutler and Noel Mengel
Duration:  1:04:58 minutes
Date:  15 October 2008
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Spice notes and travel

Venture into the ancient world of herbs and spices with acclaimed author and modern-day spice merchant Ian Hemphill. Ian shares his 30 years of accumulated spice and herb knowledge, revealing the mysteries and history of spices and hints and tips for their use, interspersed with travel tales and personal anecdotes from his career and as proprietor of Sydney spice house, Herbie’s Spices. Presented by the State Library of Queensland and Slow Food Brisbane.

Spice notes and travelSpeaker:  Ian Hemphill
Duration:  1 hr: 11:46 minutes
Date:  17 August 2007
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Susannah Fullerton: Love and War in Leo Tolstoy’s Life and Novels

Leo TolstoyCelebrated writer and philosopher, Leo Tolstoy was a soldier, educational reformer, teacher and philosopher who made his name famous through an art he despised - writing fiction. Throughout his life he struggled to live by his ever changing ideologies. For many years he enjoyed a happy marriage, with Sofya devotedly copying out his novels as he wrote them. However, when Tolstoy decided to give up writing novels and turned instead to philosophy and teaching his many followers, the trouble began. The marriage became a bitter struggle over Tolstoy, with his wife and some of the children on one side, daughter Sasha and Tolstoy’s followers on the other. 

One hundred years after his death, Tolstoy’s works are as popular today as they were in 1910 - indeed, War and Peace and Anna Karenina are regarded as two of the greatest novels ever written. Discover the man behind the novels as author, Susannah Fullerton, takes you on a journey through Tolstoy's life, love, writings and death.

Part of the program for the ‘Of Love and War’ exhibition

When Fri 26 Nov, 2010. 1pm
Where slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Duration:  1:07:36 hours

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A world without books

As part of Indigenous Literacy Day, the State Library of Queensland hosted some of the State’s Australia's finest Indigenous poets, authors and songwriters as they discussed the importance of books and reading in their lives. Join them as they share stories that moved them, taught them about the world, or simply inspired them.

World wiithout booksSpeakers:  Yvette Holt, Fiona Doyle, Shellie Morris, and Uncle Herb Wharton. Facilitated by Sue Abbey with an opening address by Suzy Wilson (Indigenous Literacy Project).
Duration:  1:37:39 minutes
Date:  3 September 2008
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