Queensland memory webcasts
Webcasts about Queensland history and heritage.
Join journalist Ian Townsend as he explores some of the myths and misconceptions about this cyclone, revealing stories of the people who were there.
Ian is a journalist with ABC Radio National, producing radio documentaries for Background Briefing. He's won three Eureka Science Prizes and a Human Rights Award for journalism, and written two novels. His recent novel, The Devil's Eye, based on the Bathurst Bay pearling fleet disaster of 1899, was research with a fellowship at the State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library and went on to be long-listed for the 2009 Miles Franklin Award.
This was an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management.
When: Wed 19 Oct, 2011. 12.30pm
Where: slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 01:09:32 hours
Many Queenslanders can trace their ancestry back to Ireland due to the vigorous programs of migration in the 19th century that enticed working class Irish men and women to our shores. What was life like for these early settlers? Why did they come here? What is their enduring legacy in Queensland’s society and culture? Historian Dr Jennifer Harrison and Director of Mercy Heritage Centre Peter Connell discuss how the Irish have left their mark on the Queensland consciousness.
This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management. Hosted by Radio National’s Kate Evans.
Speakers: Dr Jennifer Harrison and Peter Connell
When: Wed 14 March, 2012 12.30pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Irish in Queensland - their cultural legacy.
Discover how the wetlands, forests and clay of the Mary River helped shape the architecture of Maryborough, and how your own home may have been influenced by the environment. Leading historian and architect Don Watson examines how local building traditions in Maryborough relate to surveys undertaken prior to the discovery of gold in Gympie.
Brisbane City Council archivist Annabel Lloyd and Mary Howells, historian in the Heritage Branch of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, reveal the resources which help in researching the history of a house.
This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Heritage Protection. Hosted by Radio National’s Kate Evans.
When: Wed 16 May 2012, 12.30pm
Where: slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Straw, sticks and bricks: Queensland house histories.
1 Nov 2011 -- 24 Feb 2012
kuril dhagun, level 1
State Library of Queensland
In recent times, floods have led to major devastation and personal tragedy both at home in Queensland and around the world. Earlier this year, three quarters of Queensland was declared a disaster zone, thousands lost their homes and 35 lives were lost. And nature will undoubtedly continue to surprise us. So, what can we learn from these recent events and how can we better prepare for future floods?
Join the Queensland Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett, AO, and leading experts from the recent report Understanding floods: questions and answers, climatologist Professor Roger Stone, civil engineer Tony McAlister and water resources engineer Toby McGrath as they discuss what causes floods, how we can better manage and plan for floods and what we can expect in the future.
Part of the State Library of Queensland's Deepen the conversation series.
Speaker: Dr Geoff Garrett
When: Thu 1 Sep 2011, 6:00pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 1:28:44 hours
Download audio: mp3 [81 MB]
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