Queensland history podcasts for June and July (ABC Local Radio)

Each Tuesday night after 9pm on ABC Local Radio Queensland, the State Library of Queensland’s Myles Sinnamon looks back at events that have shaped Queensland’s history with host Rebecca Levingston.

Here are the podcasts for this segment for June and July:

Events in Queensland’s history during the month of June (Part 1)

  • Attempted hijacking of a TAA DC9 between Coolangatta and Brisbane, 1979
  • First shipment of cane toads to Queensland, 1935
  • Charles Kingford Smith and crew arrive in Brisbane after making the first Trans-Pacific flight, 1928
  • Dave Clark Five and The Seekers play Brisbane’s Festival Hall, 1965
Relaxed portrait of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith on arrival in Brisbane in 1928 after his record breaking flight. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 68926

Relaxed portrait of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith on arrival in Brisbane in 1928 after his record breaking flight.


Events in Queensland’s history during the month of June (Part 2)

  • Race riots in Normanton, 1888
  • Police raids on communist and fascist organizations throughout Queensland, 1940
  • First inter-colonial cricket match between Queensland and New South Wales, 1864
  • Opening of South Bank Parklands – John Denver perfomed, 1992
Boats travelling along the canal during opening celebrations at South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, 1992. State Library of Queensland. Image number: sbp00260

Boats travelling along the canal during opening celebrations at South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, 1992


Events in Queensland’s history during the month of June (Part 3)

  • Beatlemania hits Brisbane with the arrival of The Beatles, 1964
Original ticket and photograph for one of The Beatles' concerts at Brisbane Festival Hall, State Library of Queensland

Original ticket and photograph for one of The Beatles' concerts at Brisbane Festival Hall


Events in Queensland’s history during the month of July (Part 1)

  • First ever rugby league match between Queensland & New South Wales, 1908
  • First aeroplane flight in Brisbane, 1912 – 100th anniversary
  • Thargomindah invaded by a plague of cats, 1888
  • Queensland singer and songwriter Rick Price – born in Beaudesert, July 1961
Arthur Burr 'Wizard' Stone during and following his Brisbane flight in a Bleriot, 1912. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 189581

Arthur Burr 'Wizard' Stone during and following his Brisbane flight in a Bleriot, 1912


Events in Queensland’s history during the month of July (Part 2)

  • Australia’s first aircraft hijacking happened over Brisbane skies, 1960
  • “Beer-barrel” raft journey – Muttaburra to Longreach, 1912 – 100 years ago
  • ‘Erotica’ demonstration at University of Queensland, 1969
Golden cloud lines at sunset over the Thomson River near Longreach, 1986. State Library of Queensland. Image number: 609-23-08

Golden cloud lines at sunset over the Thomson River near Longreach, 1986


Events in Queensland’s history during the month of July (Part 3)

  • Air raids on Townsville, 1942 – 70th anniversary
  • The “Great Blondin” performs in Brisbane, 1874
  • Man wagers he can ride a horse from Brisbane to Gympie in 13 hours, 1874
  • “Georgemania” hits Brisbane – Culture Club performs at Festival Hall, 1984
  • Was the Hair soundtrack really banned in Qld?
A sketch of the Great Blondin after his performance in Melbourne. Published in Australiasian Sketcher, 3 November 1874

A sketch of the Great Blondin after his performance in Melbourne. Published in Australiasian Sketcher, 3 November 1874

 
You can find more Queensland history podcasts for March, April and May here.
 
Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland