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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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BOH: Ensemble in Residence (3.)

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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) Program…

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November 2019

Lillian Cooper and Josephine Bedford by John Earwaker

November 13 @ 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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Ensemble in Residence (4.)

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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. 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) Program and tickets will be available closer to…

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December 2019

Edward Barton: father of the electricity industry in Qld

December 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Edward Gustavus Campbell Barton (1857-1942) is hardly a household name in Queensland, however as a pioneer of electricity supply his contribution to the development and modernisation of the state is unquestionable. Brian Becconsall is a retired electrical engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a long-time member of Engineering Heritage Qld. He spent 48 years in the Queensland Electricity Industry, starting as a cadet with the SEAQ in 1956, graduating UQ in 1961, worked overseas in Canada and USA for…

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