The Go-Betweens: Right Here documentary features SLQ images

The 2017 documentary, The Go-Betweens: Right Here by director Kriv Stenders, delves into the history of the beloved indie group. The Go-Betweens were formed in Brisbane by Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in 1977.

Grant McLennan and Robert Forster performing at Baroona Hall, Brisbane, April 28, 1978. From Paul O’Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0028-0002

Grant McLennan and Robert Forster performing at Baroona Hall, Brisbane, April 28, 1978. From Paul O’Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0028-0002

The documentary uses several images from the State Library of Queensland’s Paul O’Brien collection to illustrate the Brisbane music and political scenes of the late 1970s. This includes a photograph of one of the Go-Betweens’s first concerts at Baroona Hall in 1978 as well as images of Lindy Morrison who became the band’s drummer in 1980.

Source: Trailer (Youtube)

The Paul O’Brien collection contains 880 photographic negatives of bands and fans in the Brisbane music scene from the late 1970s to early 1980s. These images have been digitised and can be browsed online through our One Search catalogue.

Here are the images from SLQ’s Paul O’Brien collection used in The Go-Betweens: Right Here

Patrons at a concert, 1979. From Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0035-0012

Patrons at a concert, 1979. From Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0035-0012

Lindy Morrison, 1980. From Paul O'Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0010-0009

Lindy Morrison, 1980. From Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0010-0009

Lindy Morrison at the University of Queensland Refectory. From Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0017-0021

Lindy Morrison at the University of Queensland Refectory. From Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0017-0021

Youth leaning against a police car, 1979. From Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0016-0022

Youth leaning against a police car, 1979. From Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0016-0022

From the Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0016-0023

From the Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0016-0023

Political Rally in King George Square, possibly 1980. From Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0026-0013

Political Rally in King George Square, possibly 1980. From Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0026-0013

Police at a political rally in King George Square, possibly 1980. From Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0026-0007

Police at a political rally near King George Square, possibly 1980. From Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0026-0007

Political rally in King George Square, possibly 1980. From Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0026-0009

Political rally in King George Square, possibly 1980. From Paul O’Brien collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0026-0009

Do you have any materials (recordings, flyers, posters, reviews, tickets, films, videos, photos, letters, and other memorabilia) from Queensland’s music scene? This material has a valuable place in our music history and cultural heritage. Please contact specialist librarian Laurel Dingle about any material you think should come to the library.

Further stories from the Paul O’Brien collection

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland