Open House Brisbane 2011

This year the State Library of Queensland will participate again in Open House Brisbane. This is a tremendous opportunity to get inside key buidlings in the City, Fortitude Valley and Southbank precincts and experience our built environment from the inside out.

Last year's inaugural event was very popular. Attendance figures were particularly high at buildings the public are rarely granted access to such as the magnificent Masonic Memorial Temple at 311 Ann Street constructed in the interwar period from 1928-30.


The John Oxley Library houses documents including photographs, organisational records, film and publications that help preserve memories of the construction and openings of buildings, as well as interior and exterior changes made over the decades to Queensland constructions from rough bush dwellings to the grandeur of the Masonic Memorial Temple's Grand Hall.

One of thousands of original collections held in the Oxley is 27572: United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Queensland Records 1860-2000. For more information relating to Freemasonary in Queensland consult our One Search catalogue.

Simon Farley

Manager, Client Services - Queensland Memory

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