On 16 May the State Library of Queensland and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection presented “Straw, sticks and bricks: Queensland houses histories” as part of its bi-monthly Out of the Port lecture series.
The main presenter, historian and architect Don Watson, presented a fascinating overview of some of Maryborough’s historic homes as well as discussing their design.
Brisbane City Council archivist Annabel Lloyd and Mary Howells, historian in the Heritage Branch of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, revealled the some of the resources which help in researching the history of a house.
The session was compered by ABC Radio National’s Dr Kate Evans.
An information guide [MS Word] to the resources of the State Library of Queensland related to house histories is also available.
The next lecture will be – On Our Selection and beyond: Queensland’s literary heritage
Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland