Sat 11 Feb · 11am–4:30pm
Join the 2021 Queensland Memory fellows as they reveal their research findings. All-day or morning or afternoon session tickets available. Program White gloves experience (White Gloves Room, level 4) 11 am to 4 pm Drop in and see the collections and treasures significant to the fellows' research. Morning session (Auditorium 1, level 2): 11 am to 1 pm Business history Speaker: Dr Robin Trotter, 2021 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellow. Dr Trotter will present her project Sir Arthur Petfield: from tinplate to porcelain. Crime and corruption Speaker: A/Professor Mark Lauchs, 2021 John Oxley Library honorary fellow. A/Professor Lauchs will present his project Social Networks of Crime and Corruption: the first and second jokes. The arrival of electricity Speaker: Dr Henry Reese, 2021 John Oxley Library fellow. Dr Reese will present his project Electrifying Queensland: modern machines in the sunshine state. Afternoon session (Auditorium 1, level 2): 2 pm to 3:30 pm First Nations photographers Speaker: Ms Jo-Anne Driessens, 2021 Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence. Ms Driessens will present on her project Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lens perspectives. First Nations family history Speaker: Ms Rachel West-Captain, 2021 Monica Clare Research fellow. Ms West-Captain will present her project A Murruwarri Family of South-West Queensland and North-West New South Wales: the West and Captain family. Meet the fellows (Queensland Terrace, level 2): 3:30pm to 4:30pm Meet the fellows and other history and research buffs after the presentations. Publications from past fellows will be available for purchase at the Library Shop. Can't make it in person? Join us online via livestream. Tickets are only required for those wanting to attend the event onsite.
Sun 19 Feb · 11:30am–1:15pm
Join Queensland Writers Centre for a decadently delicious afternoon high tea, steeped in simpler pursuits. In the company of historical fiction author Natasha Lester and paranormal romance author Nalini Singh, sip tea, snack on a scone and take a moment to debate the big issues – is it the jam or the cream that goes first? About Natasha Natasha Lester is the New York Times-bestselling author of seven historical novels, including The French Photographer, The Paris Secret, The Riviera House, and The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre, and she’s also a former marketing executive for L’Oréal. Her novels have been translated into many different languages and are published all around the world. When she’s not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion and practising the art of fashion illustration. Natasha is a sought-after public speaker and lives with her husband and three children in Perth, Western Australia. About Nalini 2023 conference patron and New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh is best known for her paranormal romance series Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter. Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, Nalini was first published in 2003, and has since sold over seven million copies of her books worldwide. She also writes contemporary romances, and New Zealand-set thrillers. This special literary high tea event is held as part of GenreCon 2023: Forbidden Doors, and is available to ticket holders and the public as a paid add-on (not included in GenreCon 2023 General Admission tickets).
Wed 22 Feb · 2–2:30pm
Find birth, death and marriage records before civil (government) registration was introduced into NSW including Moreton Bay in March 1856. There are some official records, but you may need to use more. Join this webinar to find out what some of those records might be to build a better picture of an event and resolve conflicting details. You will: learn how to identify relevant records in the NSW and Queensland Registry indexes and then search NSW original records for them successfully; understand how to expand on this information with related records including newspaper notices, coronial inquests or Colonial Secretary's Correspondence; discover how to use other records to resolve inconsistencies when possible; develop an awareness of the difference between church records before and after March 1856.