Queensland memory webcasts
Webcasts in this Queensland history and heritage.
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.
Date: Tuesday 21 October 2014
Facilitator: Ian Townsend, ABC radio journalist
Venue: John Oxley Library
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: The medical front WW1.
Craftsman's Market, which opened in Toowong in the 1960s, and West's Furniture Emporium, active during the 50s in Fortitude Valley, brought cutting-edge European design to Brisbane. Hear stories about the designs, the local interpretations and the legacies of these two significant enterprises.
Join Eddie Codd and Robert Riddel in conversation with Ian Townsend about Brisbane’s most influential design businesses.
Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Venue: John Oxley Reading Room
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Modern designs in Brisbane.
Soil is one of our most critical natural resources. The history of soil conservation in Queensland is largely unknown to the wider public, considering the fundamental role it has played in the development of sustainable land use in our state.. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection officer, Sean O’Keeffe, and Bruce Carey from the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts will highlight the beginnings of soil conservation in Queensland and outline the critical role officers from the Department of Agriculture and Stock and later agencies, in collaboration with farmers, have played in ‘saving our soil’.
This is anOut of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
When:Wed 19 Sep 2012, 12:30 pm
Venue:slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Saving our soil: soil conservation in Queensland since the 1930s.
Join us for a lively panel discussion with Queensland identities, national broadcaster Richard Fidler; author and social commentator, Benjamin Law; author, feminist and educator, dr dale spender and journalist Kathleen Noonan, about the relevance of heritage in the digital age.
This is one of the events being held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. The Act allows us to take stock of our precious heritage places and provides protection to places that might otherwise have been lost.
Heritage places help us define what it means to be a Queenslander. Our panellists will explore this idea and provide insights about what heritage means to them now, and what will be valued in the future.
This discussion will be facilitated by Radio National’s Dr Kate Evans.
An Out of the Port presentation.
When Wed 24 October, 6.00pm
Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
The 2014 Griffith University Tony Fitzgerald Lecture commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Report on corruption and misconduct in the Queensland Government. Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Bayley reviews police accountability internationally since the Fitzgerald report in 1989, locating Queensland's activities within that history.
Professor Bayley also discusses the prospects for the continued growth of police accountability in democratic, English-speaking countries. Professor Bayley is a specialist in international criminal justice, with particular interest in policing. He has done extensive research in India, Japan, Australia, Canada, Britain, Singapore, and the United States. His work has focused on police reform, accountability, foreign assistance to police agencies, and crime-prevention strategies.
He has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and the United Nations on police reform in Bosnia. He was a member of the international Oversight Commission for the reform of the police of Northern Ireland 2000-2007 and is currently a member of the UN's International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community advisory group.
Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014
Venue: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding David Bayley: Tony Fitzgerald lecture 2014.