A night in the JOL 2015

Ian Townsend

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Enjoy a monthly series of evening talks delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history. Join author and radio presenter Ian Townsend in conversation with expert panellists in the intimate setting of the John Oxley Library. Guests will have an opportunity to join the discussion and get up close to historical treasures on display.

Venue:
John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free, bookings required
More information:
Queensland Memory
(07) 3840 7887
qldmemory@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Soldier's son wearing his father's medals on Anzac Day, Brisbane, 1954, John Oxley Library, SLQ, image no.609954.

Anzac Day in Queensland

John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 21st Apr 2015, 6pm - 7:30pm

Join Ian Townsend and historians as part of A Night in the JOL to discover the history of ANZAC day in Queensland.
The original Excelsior Hotel in Charters Towers 1892, John Oxley Library, SLQ, image no.609954.

Preserving our built heritage

John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 19th May 2015, 6pm - 7:30pm

Join Ian Townsend and Brisbane architects as part of A Night in the JOL to discuss the preservation and continued use of Queensland’s heritage buildings.
Rockhampton mail train ascending the Razorback near Mt. Morgan, ca. 1910, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Image no. 188512.

The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland

John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 16th Jun 2015, 6pm - 7:30pm

Join guest panellists 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.
Women inside gate of the city polling station voting for the first time Queensland state election May 1907, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Negative number: 36662

Democracy – is Queensland different?

SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 21st Jul 2015, 6pm - 7pm

Explore Queensland’s very distinctive experience of the democratic process.
John Bain Moncrieff studio portrait, 1914-1916 John Oxley Library, SLQ Acc: R98/6

Your affectionate son…

John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 18th Aug 2015, 6pm - 7:30pm

Join Dr Robert Keane, Associate Professor W. Ross Johnston and Dr Robert Hogg as they explore Queensland’s experience of The Great War through the gems they’ve discovered in State Library’s collections and elsewhere.
Bec and Sue

Brisbane folk music: yesterday, today and tomorrow

John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 15th Sep 2015, 6pm - 9:59am

What is folk music? What role has it played in Brisbane’s political, social and cultural history?

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