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Queenslanders in Conversation wrap-up: Paradise lost or Found?

Queenslanders in Conversations panel members

“So much flux, so much hybridity…” – future researcher and QiC panellist Dr Marcus Bussey “A show of hands if you remember telephone party-lines?” asks Kelly Higgins-Devine from ABC Radio Brisbane. “Plug-in cord switch-boards? … how about a world without mobile phones?” As hands go up there are nods and smiles in the audience, and … Read more

Bring your imagination – we’ll provide the paints and pencils

Examples of illustration from Brisbane Illustrators Group

You are invited to come and draw with the Brisbane Illustrators Group at State Library’s Fun Palace this Saturday. Paint, pencils and textas will be provided. Just bring your imagination! We have created an activity challenging kids to create a Fun Palace character then draw them into scenes created by our members – just like a page … Read more

WWII American Servicemen in Australia: The known and unknown

American soldier dancing on a table, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland during World War Two, ca. 1943. Image from State Library of Queensland.

Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 7 December 1941, America entered World War Two. American servicemen arrived in Brisbane by the end of December. They were largely concentrated near Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville, and Queensland became an important base for American forces during the War in the Pacific. ‘Over-sexed, over-paid and over here’ … Read more