Freedom Then, Freedom Now

Freedom Then, Freedom Now

From drinking, smoking and gambling to voting, marrying and travelling — and everything in between — what are the freedoms that Queenslanders take for granted?

Freedom Then, Freedom Now is an intriguing journey into our recent past exploring the freedoms enjoyed and restricted in Queensland and examines what happens when collective good intersects with individual rights. Freedoms often depend on age, racial or religious background, gender, income and where you live. Freedoms change over time and with public opinion.

This exhibition draws on the extensive collections of SLQ to reminisce, reflect on and explore freedoms lost and won in Queensland.

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Venue:
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
More information:
Queensland Memory
(07) 3840 7887
qldmemory@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Freedom Then, Freedom Now

Freedom Then, Freedom Now

Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4, State Library
Starts 5th May 2017 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 1st Oct 2017

From citizenship, censorship and the collective good to marriage, miniskirts and mortgages — this reflective exhibition explores freedoms won and lost in Queensland.

50YAC

50 Years and Counting

Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library
Starts 27th May 2017, 10am - 4pm

Join us for a community day of commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum.

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