Grand Designs Australia
Media crews can often be seen in the John Oxley Library Reading Room filming stories that have their basis in Queensland history. The Oxley's photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, books, maps, films and assorted collection items provide marvellous windows into that multifaceted history for use in film and TV documentaries.
On Wednesday 14 July Freemantle Media filmed part of an episode for the television program Grand Designs Australia in the JOL Reading Room. This episode concerns the restoration by the current owners of the explorer A C Gregory's house at Southport on the Gold Coast.
Grand Designs Australia will be hosted by leading Australian architect Peter Maddison. The ten part series will be aired this year on Foxtel's The Lifestyle Channel.