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May 2019

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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Waltzing Matilda Lecture

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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This song that started as an accidental collaboration in outback Queensland in 1895 went on to inspire a nation during World War II and following Banjo Paterson's death in 1941. Benjamin Lindner is a criminal barrister. He has taken a forensic approach to the history of the events, the people and the places that led to the writing of Australia's internationally famous song. This lecture will dispel many of the myths and folklore surrounding the composition of Waltzing Matilda. The…

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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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Exploration: Sea, Sky and Land in Queensland

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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RHSQ's Annual seminar with the following prospective presenters: Ian Jempson, Stephen Sheaffe, John Pearn, Bill Kitson, Denver Beanland. PROGRAM WILL BE UPLOADED SOON.

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September 2019

The Women of Moreton Bay by Tasmin O’Connor

September 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Tamsin O’Connor's thesis at University of Sydney, entitled ’All those Places of Condemnation’: Power Relations and Aspects of Resistance at the Penal Stations of New South Wales 1804 – 1842,’ aims to demonstrate that, contrary to the dominant view, the penal stations of NSW were central to the wider system of managing convict labour, to the lived experience of the mass of convicts, and therefore to the process of colonization itself. A fact that was not lost on Frank the…

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October 2019

Three Colonial Queensland Banks by Denver Beanland

October 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Details about the talk and speaker TBC.

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