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April 2019

GOOD FRIDAY – MUSEUM CLOSED

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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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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THE TRUST TALKS: The Debate

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$11.53 – $27.53

  'It’s not a chip on your shoulder if they’re really out to get you' – Queensland is unfairly underrepresented on Australia’s big heritage lists. Queensland is one of the largest states in Australia and undoubtedly rich in environmental, built and cultural heritage – but is this heritage unrecognised? Do Australia’s big heritage lists unfairly forget about Queensland heritage in their focus on the southern states? In this light hearted debate about a serious topic, we pitch three of Queensland’s leading…

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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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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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