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Queensland history podcasts

By JOL Admin | 19 April 2012

Young child listening to a radio, 1920-1930. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 60528

Gavin Bannerman spoke to 612 ABC Brisbane's Spencer Howson about a recently acquired collection of stereoscopic photographs detailing Queensland between 1907 and 1914. 

Our Indigenous languages expert Des Crump spoke to 612 ABC Drive reporter Terri Begley about disapperance of Indigenous Australian languages and highlighted useful materials within our collections.

Each Tuesday night after 9pm on ABC Local Radio Queensland, Myles Sinnamon looks back at events that have shaped Queensland's history with host Rebecca Levingston.

Here are the podcasts for this segment between March and April:

Events in Queensland's history during the month of March  -  Myles discusses Cyclone Mahina, 1899; cyclone at Burketown, 1887; First Queensland women to be empanelled on a jury, 1945 and more

This week in Queensland's history (early April) - First census of the colony of Queensland, 1861; heavy flooding in North Queensland - Daintree River, 1895; first public performance of the song Waltzing Matilda, 1895 and more

This week in Queensland's history (mid April) - Demise of electric trams in Brisbane, 1969; grasshopper plague in Townsville, 1911; The Go-Betweens first public performance, 1978 and more

This week in Queensland's history (mid to late April) - Destruction of the Bellevue Hotel, 1979; QANTAS services connect with Brisbane, 1929; robbery at the Currie Hotel near Gympie, 1868 and more

Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland


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