Queensland memory webcasts
Webcasts about Queensland history and heritage.
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.
In all of the public discourse surrounding the 2015 Queensland state election a spotlight has fallen on the ideal of democracy. The quest for good governance and the preservation of hard won democratic principles have been preoccupations for much of Queensland’s political history.
Explore Queensland’s very distinctive experience of the democratic process over several decades. Hear from political journalist, turned academic Dr Lorann Downer and prize-winning author and journalist Matt Condon as they engage in a stimulating conversation with Ian Townsend.
This event is part of A night in the JOL, a monthly series of talks delving into different aspects of Queensland’s rich and diverse history.
Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Democracy - is Queensland different?.
How did Anzac Day evolve? As a parade? As a religious service? And what key part did Queensland play in its development?
Join historians Mark Cryle and Professor Martin Crotty as they discuss the origins of Anzac Day in Queensland and how the intentions of organisers in 1916 have developed into the event we know today.
Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Venue: John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
The first railway in Queensland was opened on 31 July 1865 between Ipswich and Bigge’s Camp (later renamed Grandchester).
Join guest panellists Greg Hallam, Historian at Queensland Rail, and Dr Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, Transport and Energy at The Workshops Rail Museum, as they discuss the significance of 150 years of railway construction in Queensland and the vital role the railways played in the economic and social development of the state. Ian Townsend facilitates the conversation.
Date: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Venue: John Oxley Library Reading Room
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland.
Join architects Richard Allom and Desley Campbell-Stewart in conversation with Ian Townsend to discuss the preservation and continued use of Queensland’s heritage buildings. How can we best harness their future potential while respecting and appreciating them as icons?
Richard, a pioneering specialist heritage architect, established his practice in 1976 and Desley became a Director in 1993.
State Library holds the firm’s business archive —just one story in the development of the conservation movement and the wider awareness of conservation in Australia.
Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015
Where: John Oxley Library Reading Room, Level 4, State Library of Queensland.
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Preserving our built heritage.