A night in the JOL: The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland


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

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