The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland

Rockhampton mail train ascending the Razorback near Mt. Morgan, ca. 1910, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Image no. 188512.

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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.

For those looking for more insights, attend a special white gloves tour at 5.30pm.

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. 

Image: Rockhampton mail train ascending the Razorback near Mt. Morgan, ca. 1910, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Image no. 188512. 

When:
Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Venue:
John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Cost:
Free, bookings required
More information:
Queensland Memory | (07) 3842 9865 | qldmemory@slq.qld.gov.au

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