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Heritage talks

Black and white photograph from 1971, showing construction of Sydney Opera House, including a crane with the Hornibrook logo in the foreground.


Heritage talks

Our Heritage Talks connect audiences to our extraordinary collections by inviting speakers to share their expertise and perspectives on topics relating to Queensland history. 

Returning in 2024, State Library’s Heritage talks series welcomes researchers, historians, knowledge seekers and creatives to share their work relating to Queensland history.

Each Heritage talk is followed by an opportunity for a hands-on collection experience with original historic materials. 

Join us for our first Heritage talk of the year on Wednesday 22 May:
Landing Echo – 200 years since the arrival of John Oxley

Construction of the Sydney Opera House
Queensland ingenuity and the Sydney Opera House
Researchers Julie Hornibrook and Dr Luciano Cardellicchio revealed the role of Sir Manuel Hornibrook in the construction of the Sydney Opera House.
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