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Defence Force Bands and the Development of Jazz in Queensland

2nd Battalion 26th Infantry Band at the Enoggera army barracks on Armistice Day Queensland 1918

Guest Blogger – Dr Lauren Istvandity, 2017 John Oxley Library Fellow. What do the defence forces and our local jazz scene have in common? Musicians, of course! In decades past, Australian Defence Force bands have played a key role in sustaining the jazz scene in Queensland, while the locally-trained musicians upheld the Queensland-based bands which … Read more

Baseball downunder

American baseball players participating in a game at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds, 1917. John Oxley Library, State LIbrary of Queensland. Image number: 139483

The Sydney Cricket Ground became the first venue in the southern hemisphere to host a Season Opener of Major League Baseball on 22 and 23 March when the LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the 2014 Major League Baseball season. The Dodgers won 7-5 on Sunday, having won 3-1 the previous evening. It isn’t the … Read more