Does heritage have a future? Podcast now available

On 24 October a lively panel discussion with several well-known Queensland identities was held at the State Library of Queensland. Panelists were asked to give their views about the relevance of heritage in the digital age. The panel included national broadcaster Richard Fidler; author and social commentator, Benjamin Law; author, feminist and educator, dr dale … Read more

New Podcast: “On Our Selection and beyond: Queensland’s literary heritage”

Group of children sitting on the grass reading books, 1900-1910. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 127410

On 18 July the State Library of Queensland and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection presented “On Our Selection and beyond: Queensland’s literary heritage” as part of its bi-monthly Out of the Port lecture series. Guest speakers, Professor Patrick Buckridge (Griffith University), Dr Jessica Gildersleeve (Griffith University and University of Southern Queensland) and Dr … Read more

New podcast: “Straw, sticks and bricks: Queensland house histories”

Federation style home with front and side verandahs. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 198394

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 … Read more

Beating Heart: exploring the role of the main street in the life of a regional Queensland city.

Guest speaker Trisha Fielding and Louise Denoon, Manager Queensland Memory at Beating Heart , Out of the Port

This month’s well attended Out of the Port session was Beating Heart: exploring the role of the main street in the life of a regional Queensland city. Flinders Street occupies a significant place in the hearts and minds of the people of Townsville. It has been the hub of public celebrations, social struggles, conflict, commerce, war … Read more