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Podcast: Democracy – is Queensland different? (A night in the JOL)

The thin edge : ' you've found them out, now vote them out', Vote Labor. c.1929. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

The quest for good governance and the preservation of hard won democratic principles have been preoccupations for much of Queensland’s political history. But is our experience of democracy in some way different from that of other states? At SLQ’s most recent Night in the JOL Ian Townsend put the question to political journalist, turned academic … Read more

Podcast: The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland (A night in the JOL)

Opening of Stanthorpe Railway Station, Queensland 1881. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 21415

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of first railway in Queensland between Ipswich and Bigge’s Camp (later renamed Grandchester). Listen our expert panellists Greg Hallam, Historian at Queensland Rail, and Dr Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, Transport and Energy at The Workshops Rail Museum, as they discuss the significance of 150 years of railway construction … Read more

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

Podcast: The Medical Front (A night in the JOL)

Medicos from Queensland played significant roles during the First World War. The John Oxley Library features holdings such as the Marks Family Papers, which include the letters and photographs of three brothers who served as doctors throughout the bloody conflicts of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Captain A.G. Butler from Kilcoy, Regimental Medical Officer with … Read more

Podcast – Music and Libraries (A night in the JOL)

A night in the JOL - Music and Libraries (March 2014)

Historical archives can provide a rich source of material for musical endeavour. Musicians can mine old letters, diaries, newspapers and manuscripts to rediscover lost histories and create something entirely new. Listen to musical director, entertainer and teacher of piano, voice and composition Dr Robert Keane, along with folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and parodist John Thompson … Read more

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

Queensland history on ABC Local Radio Queensland – August and September

Queensland Rugby Union Team who played New South Wales in an Intercolonial Match, ca. 1883. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 68103

Each Tuesday night after 9pm on ABC Local Radio Queensland, the State Library of Queensland’s Myles Sinnamon looks back at events that have shaped Queensland’s history with host Rebecca Levingston. Here are the podcasts for this segment for August and September this year: Events in Queensland’s history during the month of August (Part 1) Did … Read more

Queensland history podcasts for June and July (ABC Local Radio)

Relaxed portrait of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith on arrival in Brisbane in 1928 after his record breaking flight. State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 68926

Each Tuesday night after 9pm on ABC Local Radio Queensland, the State Library of Queensland’s Myles Sinnamon looks back at events that have shaped Queensland’s history with host Rebecca Levingston. Here are the podcasts for this segment for June and July: Events in Queensland’s history during the month of June (Part 1) Attempted hijacking of … Read more