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Podcast: Preserving our built heritage (A night in the JOL)

Illustration of the Barcaldine Shire Hall and Office from the Allom Lovell Architects collection

Listen to architects Richard Allom and Desley Campbell-Stewart in conversation with ABC journalist Ian Townsend discussing the preservation and continued use of Queensland’s heritage buildings. How can we best harness their future potential while respecting and appreciating them as icons? Richard, a pioneering specialist heritage architect, established his practice in 1976 and Desley became a … Read more

Professional and Business Archive of Allom Lovell Architects

Illustration of the Rockhampton Roundhouse from the Allom Lovell Architects collection

This large collection records a practice which specialised in working with historic buildings and was perhaps only the second such practice in Australia to do so. In the early years there was little awareness of conservation in Queensland and the practice relied largely upon grants from the Commonwealth Government through the newly established Australian Heritage … Read more

New Accession: Equal Love Brisbane Collection

Equal Love Brisbane poster

The John Oxley Library recently received a wonderful donation of memorabilia from the pressure group, Equal Love Brisbane, relating to the Marriage Equality campaign. Equal Love is a nationwide organization which was formed in 2004 as a response to the Howard Government’s amendment of the Marriage Act to outlaw marriage between people of the same sex.  Equal Love’s … Read more

A Night in the JOL – the community music spirit in Queensland

Bush band performing at Mount Surprise, Queensland, c.1905, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: 55054

Come along to the latest free event in our regular A Night in the JOL series next Wednesday night, 12 June, from 6.00p-8.00pm. Join the lively evening forum with Dr. Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and Professor Peter Roennfeldt from the Queensland Conservatorium in conversation with Dr Kate Evans, ABC Radio National.  Discussion will centre on community music making and its … Read more