Queensland memory webcasts
Webcasts in this Queensland history and heritage.
How has the changing face of migration shaped Queensland? Does migration bring us closer together?
Hear from our panel of highly regarded academics and advocates as they reflect on their own stories of migration and discuss how changes in immigration policies and attitudes towards diversity have shaped Queensland.
From the political and popular to the insightful and opinionated, the interactive format of the conversation will enable alternative voices to be heard and stories of belonging to be shared.
In the first conversation, host Kelly Higgins-Devine from 612 ABC Brisbane explores Queensland’s cultural and religious diversity, the role it plays in our identity, sense of belonging, and our communities’ social cohesion.
Dr Shuang Liu
Originally from China, Shuang is an academic who has been in Australia for 15 years. She feels that however hard she tries, she will always be one of “the other” but it’s not necessarily grounded in racism. Shuang believes integration does not necessarily represent equal identification with both cultures; and identity and belonging may not be the same thing.
Yasmin is a Queenslander whose father is a fifth generation Aussie while her mother is from Pakistan.
She believes migration is the only way to bring us closer – we have no other choice.
Yasmin says the country lacks leadership and a strategic plan to best deal with the issues at hand.
Paul’s family fled the civil war in Sudan and made it to Australia at the turn of the century via a refugee camp in Kenya.
He thinks the media has serious questions to answer when it comes to creating “them” and “us”.
Paul believes the solution lies in education-especially equipping young people with the knowledge on refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Alice is a first-generation Aussie whose parents escaped the horrors of the Nazis in Germany and Poland. She thinks it often takes a generation for new settlers to be accepted.
Alice wonders how we can ever learn about other cultures unless we live side by side with them.
When: Mon 21 Mar 2016, 6:00 pm - 07:15 pm
Venue:SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Queenslanders in conversation March.
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.
Dr Carolyn Holbrook, historian and author of Anzac: the unauthorised biography heads a full day of speakers and panellists exploring the history and myth of Anzac, the meaning of commemoration and creating new memories about the Anzac legacy.
Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015, 9am – 10am
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Dr Carolyn Holbrook, historian and author of Anzac: the unauthorised biography,
Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown, Director of the Alliance 21 program,
Stephanie Brantz, Facilitator, ABC journalist,
Gavin Bannerman, Executive Manager Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding QANZAC How we remember - Session 2.
Symposium keynote speaker Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown, Director of the Alliance 21 program, former Australian army officer and author of Anzac’s Long Shadow: the cost of our national obsession, opens the discussion about our response to Anzac over the last 100 years and how we might rethink our understanding of the Anzac legacy. Facilitated by Stephanie Brantz, ABC journalist.
Date: Tuesday 13 October, 2015, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding QANZAC How we remember - Session 1.
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
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Under the skin: QANZAC 100 Fellows discuss their research to date.
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
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Brisbane folk music yesterday, today and tomorrow.
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
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Your affectionate son.