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Archival layering in the 21st Biennale of Sydney

Tess Maunder, 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence

Guest blogger: Tess Maunder – 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence As the 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence, my research has focused on the intersection of contemporary curatorial practice, digital futures and archives. As I’ve spoken about in previous blog posts, curatorial practices today have a wide variety of formats. Today for this post I am focusing on the role … Read more

Ervin Task

Ervin Task Papers held at SLQ

Guest blogger: Dr Judith Powell – 2017 Q Anzac 100 Fellow. During the Second World War, tens of thousands of foreign troops were stationed in Australia, arrived in Australia on leave, or passed through on redeployment. By the middle of 1943, 67% of all American troops in Australia were stationed in Queensland. In March 1942 … Read more

Centaur House, Queen St, Brisbane: A Memorial Edifice to Queensland’s Nurses in two World Wars

Centaur House pamphlet. From OMEG Centaur House Records. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Guest blogger: Dr Madonna Grehan – 2015 John Oxley Library Fellow. Exton House was a four-storey, decorative brick and concrete building with a basement, on a 34.3 perch block at 337-339 Queen Street, Brisbane, with Eagle Lane at the rear. Constructed in 1919, it was designed by Lange Leopold Powell for R.S. Exton & Company, … Read more

Centaur House, Mt Gravatt 1949: almost the first raffle of real estate in Queensland

Centaur House, Logan Road, Mt Gravatt, 1950. From OMEG Centaur House Records 1948-1979. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Guest blogger: Dr Madonna Grehan, 2015 John Oxley Library Fellow. After buying Exton House at 337 Queen Street Brisbane, the Centaur Memorial Fund needed £15,000 for renovations. In early 1949, they devised a raffle, ‘the first of its kind in Queensland’,¹ in which the main prize was a house and land package in the Chester … Read more