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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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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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