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April 2019

ANZAC DAY: MUSEUM CLOSED

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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May 2019

Australia after World War I. by Philip Castle

May 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Phil Castle present a brief summary of Australia's involvement in WWI and the many events after 1918. This includes the effect on the social lives of those who lost their loved ones, over 62,000, and those who returned wounded mentally and physically, over 200,000 from a population of just over 5 million.  It was not just Australia of course but the long enduring tragedy of the losses, costs, social disruptions and the impact on the government, medical services, families, church,…

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Law Week: Tour by Michael Halliday (1.)

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Law Week - an annual event that aims to foster a better understanding of the role law and justice plays in our society. Convicts, Early Settlers of Brisbane and the Law - visit The Commissariat Store and hear and observe a brief legal history of Brisbane  by Michael Halliday. Part of Law, Crime and Justice Trail  in co-operation with Queensland Police Museum, Supreme Court Library, and Boggo Road Jail. Entry fees: usual entry prices apply ($4-7) Please call the museum to book…

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Law Week: Tour by Michael Halliday (2.)

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Law Week - an annual event that aims to foster a better understanding of the role law and justice plays in our society. Convicts, Early Settlers of Brisbane and the Law - visit The Commissariat Store and hear and observe a brief legal history of Brisbane  by Michael Halliday. Part of Law, Crime and Justice Trail  in co-operation with Queensland Police Museum, Supreme Court Library, and Boggo Road Jail. Entry fees: usual entry prices apply ($4-7) Please call the museum to book…

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Fragments Ensemble: Songs, signs and messages (1.)

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$22 – $28

Phone bookings for 4MBS Ticketing: 9 to 5 seven days a week. Closest recommended parking: King George Square Car Park ($5 after 4:30 on Fridays)

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June 2019

Queensland Day Dinner and the Presentation of the J D Kerr Medal of Distinction

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The Royal Historical Society of Queensland (RHSQ) and the Professional Historians Association will get together to celebrate 160 years since the State became a separate colony. The event celebrates Queen Victoria’s signing of the Letters Patent on 6 June, 1859 which was the first official step leading to Queensland becoming a separate colony. The winner of the JD Kerr Medal of Distinction for excellence in history, Queensland’s most prestigious history award, also will be announced at the dinner. Come and celebrate…

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The Rise and Fall of Land Banks in Queensland by Jon Stanford

June 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Between 1886 and 1888, 10 land banks, a new type of bank for Queensland, were registered under the Companies Act.  Their major activity was “to lay out and make roads, subdivide estates into allotments and sell same by auction or otherwise.” A leading newspaper editorialised: “No development that has taken place in Brisbane within the past three years has equalled either in rapidity or importance that of the “land bank.” Examination of the latest yearly reports found that profits made…

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July 2019

Town Hall by Denver Beanland

July 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Brisbane – Australia New World City: A History of the old Town Hall, City Hall, and the Brisbane City Council 1985 – 2013 by Denver Beanland Apart from the history of the old Town Hall and City Hall, this book provides an analysis of Council’s policies and the delivery of services and infrastructure that shaped Brisbane between 1985 and 2013. It provides a permanent record of Council accomplishments during a period of enormous change, growing expectations and improved lifestyle. It…

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August 2019

EKKA PUBLIC HOLIDAY: MUSEUM CLOSED

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Knots & Fields: The voice of Kurtág

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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'Fragments' is an international collaboration of leading Australian and Hungarian artists with a focus on showcasing the chamber music of the most influential European composers of the 20th and 21st century - Ravel, Bartók, Ligeti, Kodály, and Kurtág. Performances combine soprano, violin, cello, and piano to showcase virtuosic works, Australian premieres, and new cutting-edge visual techniques designed to enhance the musical experience and accessibility to this rarely heard music. Closest recommended parking: King George Square Car Park ($5 after 4:30 on Fridays) Tickets…

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