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Added at 3pm, 22.02.13 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

NEW - Australian South Sea Islander Blog

August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the first arrival of Australian South Sea Islanders transported to Queensland. To commemorate this significant event this blog has been created to discuss, share and celebrate Australian South Sea Islander heritage, culture and stories. Over the following weeks, the Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art will all be contributing stories. We also welcome and encourage your input, either as a guest blogger or by adding your comments under each blog article.

The Australian South Sea Islander Blog is coordinated by Imelda Miller from the Queensland Museum. If you would like to contribute to the blog Imelda can be contacted via email - imelda.miller@qm.qld.gov.au 

We hope you enjoy following the Australian South Sea Islander Blog over the coming months as we approach this important anniversary.

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/assi/ 

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Added at 2pm, 29.09.12 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

The Monkees make a splash in Brisbane

The Monkees arrived in Brisbane on 22 September 1968. Their press conference did not go according to plan.

Find out more on the John Oxley Library Blog:

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2012/09/28/the-monkees-in-brisbane/

 

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Added at 11pm, 24.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Australia's convict women

Approximately 25,000 women were transported to Australia as convicts.

Listen to ABC Radio's Richard Aedy as he interviews Deborah Swiss, author of the new book "The Tin Ticket".  Deborah discusses the plight of female convicts.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/lifematters/stories/2011/3213892.htm

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Added at 3pm, 12.11.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Podcast: Missing! German heritage of Queensland

You can now listen to a recording of Anna Haebich and Mark Schuster's excellent presentation in which they discuss the reasons for the absence of German heritage documentation in Queensland.

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/out_of_the_port

Duration: 1 hour

Recorded at the State Library of Queensland on 20 October 2010.

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Added at 9am, 04.01.12 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Irish military archives to release records online

Ireland's Military Archives are currently digitising a number of key collections which should delight both genealogists and historians alike. These records will be available to search online through their website - http://militaryarchives.ie/ 

The Military Archives has already digitised hundreds of military maps, plans and drawings and in the next few months will launch the "Bureau of Military History witness statements (1913-1921)".

The Military Archives does not hold Irish service records for those who served in the two World Wars. These records are held with The National Archives in London.

For further information on this exciting project read the following Irish Times article -  http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0103/1224309736108.html

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Added at 4pm, 06.11.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New digital collections added to Connected Histories (UK)

Connected Histories has recently added four new digital resources to its collection of historical British records.

  • Convict Transportation Registers (originally compiled by the State Library of Queensland - contains details of over 123,000 convicts transported to Australia) 
  • John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online (martyrology and ecclesiastical histories published between 1563 and 1583) 
  • Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets (the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries) 
  • Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858 (relates to disputes over matrimony, defamation, tithes, probate, breach of faith by the clergy, and church rights)

http://www.connectedhistories.org/

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Added at 4pm, 28.10.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Beneath the veneer: furnishing Queensland interiors- podcast

Colonial Australians were generally known for their staunch loyalty to British goods and fashions for the furnishing of their home interiors. As the Australian colonies approached Federation, growing local manufacturers, including furnishings businesses, argued that a new nationalist loyalty should drive consumers to "buy local".

In this podcast Tracey Avery focusses on the complex issues of politics, climate, labour and economics that impacted on the furnishing choices of Queenslanders.

Tracey is Director, Strategy and Policy at Heritage Victoria, a Victorian State Government agency within the Department of Planning and Community Development. She was a Co-Project and Curatorial Manager, James Cook Museum, Cooktown for the National Trust of Queensland and was Cultural Heritage Manager at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

Listen now at http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/out_of_the_port

 

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Added at 2pm, 29.09.12 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

60th anniversary of the murder of Betty Shanks

September marks the 60th anniversary of Queensland’s oldest cold case, the murder of Betty Shanks. It’s a crime that shocked Queenslanders to the core due to the brutality of the murder and the apparent lack of motive.

Find out more on the John Oxley Library Blog - http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2012/09/15/unsolved-murder-of-betty-shanks-60th-anniversary/

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Added at 8am, 27.04.11 by State Library Queensland

Dictionary of Sydney project and database

"The Dictionary of Sydney is a groundbreaking project to produce a new kind of history of Sydney: online, growing and changing, covering every aspect of human life.

The Dictionary contains new historical writing enriched with other resources – images, maps, sound, music, oral history, film, documents and pointers to important objects in Sydney collections.

Contributors include academics, professional historians, heritage specialists, local studies experts, genealogists, enthusiasts, volunteers and readers."

View the dictionary/database online - http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/about.html

[text taken from Dictionary of Sydney website]

Photo: S.S. Ormiston sailing under Sydney Harbour bridge. The bridge is still under construction. Sydney city skyline and Circular Quay are in the background. (Source: Picture Queensland)

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Added at 4am, 03.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Launch of Connected Histories database - UK

"Connected Histories provides an integrated search facility for interrogating 11 major electronic resources in early modern and 19th-century British history."

Electronic resources include:

  • British History Online
  • Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540 - 1835
  • London Lives 1690 - 1900
  • John Strype's Survey of London Online
  • The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, 1674-1913
  • Origins.net
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

In September 2011 several additional resources will be added.

Some resources searched by the database are fee-based.

http://www.connectedhistories.org/

 

 

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Added at 7pm, 28.09.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Text Queensland : a treasure trove of historical resources

Text Queensland is a unique and dynamic collection of full-text, searchable, digitised sources on Queensland's colonial and state history.

Collections include:

  • Books
  • Journals
  • Theses
  • Pugh's Almanac
  • Government Gazette
  • Hansard

http://www.textqueensland.com.au/

 

 

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thankyou thankyou thankyou :)

Comment added 11am, Tuesday 4th Oct 11 by "Lesley Charlton"

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Added at 1am, 06.09.11 by jennifer freeman

Collinson Index - John Oxley Library

Read about a unique index to all things Queensland (particularly North Queensland), held in the John Oxley Library, and the man behind it -  James W. Collinson.

JOL blog post Friday, September 2, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3s3wr4z

 

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Added at 6am, 01.09.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

St Helena Island, Moreton Bay 'An historical account' - Book

Posted on behalf of the President of the Queensland Prison & Penal Historical Association.

St Helena Island, Moreton Bay 'An historical account' which is available at State Library bookshop took out the prestigous gold heritage award for a volunteer project at the National Trust Heritage Awards at Old Government House on the 25th August, 2011.
 
The book is also available through the website www.sthelenaisland.net.  Sales from this publication help fund preservation work at St Helena Island.
 
National Trust wrote:  "For a well researched and cohesive publication which balances reproduced images, plans, correspondence and file reports of this colonial-era island prison with its historical narrative.  The product of many hours of volunteer labour, this project makes a key contribution to public knowledge of the St Helena penal settlement, its remaining structures and the lives led by its inmates and their prison custodians."

Image: Interior of the St Helena Prison on the island in Moreton Bay, Queensland, 1914 (source: Picture Queensland)

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Added at 1am, 26.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Discover Queensland history with the John Oxley Library Blog

Discover more about Queensland's vibrant and colourful history with the John Oxley Library blog.

Recent articles:

  • Ekka 2011
  • Flood Mitigation in Queensland
  • Toowong Cemetery marks 140 years
  • The Hempress of the Barcoo – What an Englishwoman saw in Qld in 1892
  • Rock around the Block…who was Rock “N” Roll George
  • Corner store photographs

While you’re there, feel free to leave a comment on your favourite notice.

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/

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Image: Milling crowds at the Brisbane Exhibition, August 1935 (Source: Picture Queensland)

 

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Added at 12am, 25.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

NEW: Brisbane City Council Heritage Database

The Brisbane City Council Heritage Database allows you to search for places, heritage buildings and places of significance. You can find physical details, historical information, builder, architectural period and style plus photographs.

The advanced search page can be used to combine search elements and refine or limit a heritage search.

http://heritage.brisbane.qld.gov.au/heritage_register/termsAccept.do


 

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Added at 4am, 15.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Convict secrets of The Rocks : ABC audio file

Listen to Associate Professor Grace Karskens from the University of New South Wales as she discusses the convict secrets of The Rocks precinct in Sydney.

Afterwards you can test your knowledge by taking the fun quiz.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2011/08/10/3290390.htm

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For the latest news and events in family history check out the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub website -http://www.slq.nnub.net

 

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Added at 3am, 09.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

National Archives of Fiji - digitization of photographs and film footage

The National Archives of Fiji are currently digitizing thousands of photographs and old film footage which will be made available to the public.  The digitization process will be completed sometime next year.

Read the Fiji Times Online article for more information: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=176887

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Added at 3am, 04.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Australian Census 9 August 2011 - John Oxley Library Blog

Read the latest article on the John Oxley Library Blog about the importance of answering "YES" to Question 60 on census night and build a profile of yourself for your descendants.

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2011/08/02/the-australian-census-9-august-2011/

 

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Added at 2am, 04.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Genealogy and the Census

Listen to Tony Delroy from ABC Radio's Nightlife program discussing why you should say "YES" to Question 60 on your census form and the importance of these records to family historians. 

http://www.abc.net.au/nightlife/stories/3284889.htm

His guests are

  • Brad Argent from Ancestry.com.au
  • Christine Yeats from State Records New South Wales

 

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Added at 2am, 04.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Genealogy and the Census

Listen to Tony Delroy from ABC Radio's Nightlife program discussing why you should say "YES" to Question 60 on your census form and the importance of these records to family historians. 

http://www.abc.net.au/nightlife/stories/3284889.htm

His guests are

  • Brad Argent from Ancestry.com.au
  • Christine Yeats from State Records New South Wales

 

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Added at 3am, 03.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Who Counts? A history of the census

ABC Radio's Rear Vision program examines the history of the census in Australia, Great Britain and the United States of America.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/rearvision/stories/2011/3279033.htm


Guests include:

  • Beth Wright - Historian of the Australian Census. Worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics for many years
  • Edward Higgs - Historian of the British Census. Professor of History, University of Essex
  • Margo Anderson - Historian of the US Census. Prof of History and Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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Added at 4am, 08.07.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

List of Australian genealogy and general history blogs

Unlock The Past has compiled a list of Australian genealogy and local history blogs.  

Take a look - http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/australian-genealogy-history-blogs

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Added at 11am, 25.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Audio file: Queensland Maritime Museum (4BC Radio interview)

Listen to Ian Jempson, CEO of the Queensland Maritime Museum talking to 4BC's Afternoon program about the collections of the museum. 

http://www.4bc.com.au/blogs/4bc-blog/maritime-museum/20110624-1gix5.html

Image: Forceful (ship) (Source: Picture Queensland)

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Added at 7pm, 21.06.10 by State Library Queensland

Historical Brisbane newspapers at SLQ

Historical Brisbane newpapers at the State Library of Queensland

Many researchers forget that historically Brisbane had many newspapers aside from the longstanding Courier Mail.

It is worth examining these rival newspapers as they can contain stories or notices not published in the Courier.

One example is The Truth which regularly published local scandals such as divorce, bigamy, adultery and murder.

Some examples of Brisbane newspapers:

  • The Telegraph - 1872 to 1988
  • Daily Mail - 1903 to 1933
  • The Truth (later titled Sunday Sun) - 1900 to 1992
  • The Week - 1876 to 1934
  • Moreton Bay Free Press - 1852 to 1859 (imperfect run)
  • Queensland Guardian - 1860 to 1868
  • The Queenslander - 1866 to 1939
  • Evening Observer - 1887 to 1926 (imperfect run)

These titles and more are available on microfilm at the State Library of Queensland. For further information phone us on (07) 3840 7810 or visit our website at http://www.slq.qld.gov.au

 

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Any chance of the papers becoming online???
Lesley Charlton
canberra

Comment added 12pm, Monday 28th Jun 10 by "Lesley Charlton"

National Library of Australia is digitising many early Australian newspapers including Queensland newspapers. Eventually all the above titles will be included. For details of the Australian Historical newspapers project to date visit the NLA website at www.nla.gov.au

Comment added 3pm, Friday 9th Jul 10 by "State Library Queensland"

thankyou for the information I am very interested in "the Morning Bulletin" Rockhampton.

Comment added 2pm, Thursday 22nd Jul 10 by "Lesley Charlton"

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Added at 1am, 13.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New: RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

Listen to RAAF Squardron Leader Dennis Deering talking to ABC Radio's Spencer Howson about the opening an Aviation Heritage Centre at Amberley.

http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2011/06/new-raaf-museum-opens-on-sunday.html?site=brisbane&program=612_breakfast 

"Currently up to eight aircraft, including a WWII Boston, the Vietnam-era Caribou, Canberra and Iroquois, Mirage and Sabre fighters, a Kiowa helicopter and an iconic F-111C may be seen on display in two hangars and complemented by smaller artefacts in display cases."

You can find more information on the Heritage Centre at

http://www.airforce.gov.au/Heritage/

Image: Avro biplane RAAF trainer (Source: Picture Queensland)

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For the latest news and events in family history check at the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub at http://slq.nnub.net

 

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Added at 9am, 08.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Researching the history of your house

Do you know the history of your house? The Brisbane City Council research guide, "Your house has a history: keys to unlocking its past" will provide you with tips on how to get started.


http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planning-building/tools-forms/city-plan-2000/heritage/research-the-history-of-your-house/index.htm

Image: Wilson residence at Mitchelton, Brisbane, ca.1923

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Added at 9am, 08.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

What is Picture Queensland?

"Picture Queensland" includes images digitised from the photographic collections of the State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library and Queensland cultural institutions. "Picture Queensland" was launched initially in 2003 and continues to grow as digitised images are added to the collection.

http://pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/

The photographs in "Picture Queensland" depict various aspects of Queensland life including the settlement of early pioneers, the prominent people who have shaped our history, the built environment and the fashions we have worn through the years.

The collection benefits Queensland students, researchers and lifelong learners, publishers and authors, genealogists and enthusiasts of all ages who have an interest in, or need to research, any aspect of Queensland's history or development. A collection, previously restricted to 'walk in' clients, is now available to anyone who can access the Internet.

Image: View of the Bellevue Hotel, Brisbane, ca.1900 (Source: Picture Queensland)

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I found a photo of my great grandfather on Pictur Queensland, it is the only one I have.

Comment added 8pm, Monday 19th Dec 11 by "Lesley Charlton"

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Added at 4am, 01.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Auckland Star newspaper now on Papers Past

Editions of the "Auckland Star" newspaper (1870 -1903) have been digitised and can be viewed online through Papers Past - http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

"The Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette" (1901-1945) is also another recent addition to the site.

 

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Added at 12am, 01.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Australian colonial history

Listen to historian and author Kirsten McKenzie as she discusses early Australian colonial history.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/05/26/3227738.htm?site=conversations 

Kirsten's most recent book is "A Swindler's Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty" (2009)

First broadcast on 26 May 2011 - ABC Radio Conversations

Duration: 52 minutes.

 

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Added at 1am, 25.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC video: 20th century child migrants

ABC's 7:30 program looks at the terrible lives of child migrants coming to Australia in the early 20th century. 

You can watch this segment online at 

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2011/s3224781.htm

 

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For the latest family history news and events check out the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub - http://slq.nnub.net 

 

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Added at 10am, 23.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Was your ancestor an inventor? - new database

Did you know you can search over 100 years of Australian patent applications online?

The AusPat database now contains over 1.6 million patent applications starting from 1904 to current day.

For more information read Anna Salleh's article

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/05/23/3224384.htm

or visit the AusPat database -

http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/auspat/index.htm

 

 

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Added at 12am, 23.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

SLQ podcast: Death at the Beach

Listen to Dr Jonathan Richards as he delves into the darker side of our coastline, discussing fatalities on Queensland beaches and coastal waterways as recorded by coronial inquests held between 1890 and 1960.

From the common drowning and shark attacks, to crocodile and stinger attacks, learn about the murky underbelly of our much loved beach.

Dr Richards, a lecturer in Australian history at the School of Humanities, Griffith University, specialises in archival research into violence and death in Queensland. He is the author of The Secret War: A True History of Queensland's Native Police, short-listed twice for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.

Duration: 60 mins

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/out_of_the_port

Image: Bathers on the beach at Burleigh, Queensland, 1938 (Source: Picture Queensland)

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For the latest family history news follow the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub on twitter at http://twitter.com/nnub_slq or at our website http://slq.nnub.net

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Added at 10pm, 13.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC video: Culture Matters

ABC's 7:30 (ACT edition) examines the social values of Australia's cultural institutions in Canberra including the National Library and the National Archives.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/05/13/3216750.htm

 

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Added at 6am, 04.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Shipboard diaries and family history

Shipboard diaries can be a fantastic resource for family historians as they provide a fascinating insight into life and conditions on board migrant vessels.

The State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library collection contains many shipboard diaries. A sample of six shipboard diaries have been digitised and can be viewed online.

These include:

  • Diary of Maria Steley, aged 14, written on board the ship “Ariadne” and at the North Stradbroke Island quarantine camp between 6 October 1863 and 23 February 1864. In this diary, Maria records daily activities on board ship, as well as ‘useful hints’ addressed to a friend about what to bring when migrating to Australia.
  • Diary of William A Smith written on board the ship “Young Australia” between 9 May and 13 August 1864. Smith describes the activities that passengers were engaged in during the voyage, such as reading, gambling, cards, drafts and chess.

 http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/coll/qhist/more/shipdiaries

You can find other shipboard diaries by searching "Manuscripts Queensland"  - http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/coll/qhist/manq

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For more family history news and events check out the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub - http://slq.nnub.net or follow us on Twitter -  http://twitter.com/#!/nnub_slq 

 

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Added at 4pm, 09.12.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New digitised newspapers on Trove

The National Library of Australia has announced that the following titles are now available to search on Trove -http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

 Queensland

  • Worker (Brisbane, Qld. : 1890 - 1955)
  • The  Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1939)
  • The  Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld : 1875 - 1929

New South Wales

  • The  Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1892 - 1901)

Victoria

  • Kyabram Union (Vic. : 1886 - 1894)
  • Sunbury News (Vic. : 1892)
  • Traralgon Record (Traralgon, Vic. : 1886 - 1932)

Western Australia

  • Geraldton Guardian (WA : 1906 - 1928)
  • Geraldton Guardian (WA : 1948 - 1950)
  • Geraldton Guardian and Express (WA : 1929 - 1947)
  • The  Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901)
  • Inquirer (Perth, WA : 1840 - 1855)

 

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Added at 5am, 28.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: German internees in Australia - WWI

Listen to Phillip Adams' radio interview with Dr Gerard Fisher and Nadine Helmi, authors of the new book "The Enemy at Home: German internees in World War I Australia".

During World War I nearly 7000 so-called ‘enemy aliens’ with German and Austrian heritage were interned in camps in New South Wales. Among the internees was Paul Dubotzki who documented his time in the camp by taking photographs between 1915 to 1919.

ABC podcast: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2011/3194446.htm

An exhibition of these photographs will be held at the Museum of Sydney from 7 May to 11 September. - http://www.hht.net.au/whats_on/exhibitions/exhibitions/the_enemy_at_home

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Added at 3am, 27.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

SLQ podcast: shipwreck sites on the Queensland coast

Wrecked! A survey of shipwreck sites on the Queensland coast, with Paddy Waterson

Throughout history, Queensland’s treacherous coastline has claimed nearly 1,400 vessels. The maritime industry is at the heart of Queensland’s and Australia’s historic development and shipping was the principal mode of transport for goods and people until well into the 20th Century.

Listen to Paddy Waterson, Queensland’s appointed historical shipwreck practitioner, as he brings some of these stories to the surface. Paddy is a Principal Heritage Officer with the Heritage Branch, DERM, and has worked throughout Queensland, especially in the Far North, Wide Bay/Burnett and South-Eastern Districts.

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/out_of_the_port

 

Picture: Drawing of the SS Quetta in the Torres Strait at 9.15 and 9.18 pm on February 28th 1890. The first drawing shows the Quetta before foundering and the second shows the shipwreck. (Source: Picture Queensland)

 

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Added at 7am, 19.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Launch of Queensland WWII Historic Places website

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Queensland WWII Historic Places website launched

A website which will map more than 1000 Queensland sites of significance from World War II has been launched in Brisbane today ahead of annual Anzac Day celebrations. 

Queensland WWII Historic Places website contains over 500 citations on defined places and will document the location of up to 1000 additional sites of significance within the state. 

http://www.ww2places.qld.gov.au

 

Photo: Anzac Memorial, Brisbane, ca. 1939 (Source: Picture Queensland)

 

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Added at 6am, 01.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Queensland history - John Oxley Library Blog

The John Oxley Library Blog has been developed by the State Library of Queensland as an online community discussion forum. It is dedicated to the discussion of aspects of Queensland history as well as providing information about the range of activities being undertaken within the John Oxley Library.

Recent articles:

  • Salvation Army's People's Palace in Brisbane
  • Great Queensland Earthquake of 1918
  • Mount Mulligan Mine Disaster
  • Shorncliffe Pier Transformed for British Commercial
  • Queensland 100 Years Ago - The Sinking of the S. S. Yongala

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/

 

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Irish in Queensland: their cultural legacy - Talk @ SLQ

Free lunchtime talk on the history of Irish people in Queensland - 14 March

Many Queenslanders can trace their ancestry back to Ireland due to the vigorous programs of migration in the 19th century that enticed working class Irish men and women to our shores. What was life like for these early settlers? Why did they come here? What is their enduring legacy in Queensland’s society and culture? Historian Dr Jennifer Harrison and Director of Mercy Heritage Centre Peter Connell will discuss how the Irish have left their mark on the Queensland consciousness.

This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management.

When: Wed 14 Mar 2012, 12:30 pm -

Venue:State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 1, level 2

Cost: Free

Bookings: Free, no bookings required

More information:

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/talks/deepen/irish

 

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Added at 4am, 07.03.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

British History Online - digital library

"British History Online" is a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

Among their collections is a number of resources useful for family historians including:

  •  Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714 - which lists all known members of Oxford University.
  • Victoria County Histories - local histories of English counties
  • Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1857- biographical details of bishops and the senior clergy

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

 

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Added at 1am, 24.02.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Podcast: Brisbane floods with Helen Gregory

Join Queensland historian Helen Gregory for an intriguing conversation about floods in Brisbane and learn more about why history matters.  Hear about the frequency of floods, the warnings, heroes, scandals, generosity, despair, hope and renewal.  How have the significant floods of 1893 and 1974 been remembered and what has been forgotten? What legacy will 2011 leave?

You can find the audio file to this talk at:

 http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/out_of_the_port

 

 

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Added at 2pm, 27.01.12 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Discover Queensland history with the John Oxley Library blog

Discover more about Queensland's vibrant and colourful history with the John Oxley Library blog.

Recent articles:

  • Queensland historian honoured in 2012 Australia Day list
  • 150 years ago in Brisbane: the evolution of the Queensland Museum
  • Queensland Place Histories - Aitkenvale
  • A brief history of Hotel LA (Lord Alfred Hotel), Petrie Terrace
  • Aboriginal boundary posts
  • New Accession: John A. Crawford Architectural Plans and Drawings
  • New Acquisition - The Maryvale Gazettes 1892-1893

    http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/

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More available "Letters received re Moreton Bay 1822-1860"

Letters received Letters received relating to Moreton Bay and Queensland 1822-1860

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/letters

Discover some more of the earliest historical records for Moreton Bay and Queensland.

A further two microfilm reels have been indexed: A2.21 and A2.22.  These two reels cover more of the year 1851. The microfilm is held in the Micrographics reading room, Level 3 of the State Library of Queensland.

My website is: www.slq.qld.gov.au

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Added at 9am, 16.12.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New stories on the John Oxley Library Library Blog

Discover more about Queensland's vibrant and colourful history with the John Oxley Library Blog.

New stories this week include:

Our conservators at work: restoring the Hall and Dods Collection

Remembering the Fantome Island Leprasorium

Remembering the Boats of Moreton Bay

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/While you’re there, feel free to leave a comment on your favourite notice.

 

 

 

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Added at 4pm, 09.12.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

What's new on the John Oxley Library Blog

Discover more about Queensland's vibrant and colourful history with the John Oxley Library blog.

New articles:

  • Edmund James Banfield - 100th anniversary of “My Tropic Isle”
  • A childcare centre closes in the Valley: A history of “Practical Sympathy”
  • New Accession: Donald James MacDonald Record of Service Book (1941 to 1945)

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/

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Added at 1pm, 02.12.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New stories on the John Oxley Library Blog

Discover more about Queensland's vibrant and colourful history with the John Oxley Library Blog.

  • Why is the Maltese Cross included in Queensland’s Badge and Coat of Arms?
  • Queensland and Australian rugby league great, Artie Beetson dies
  • Moreton Bay Region Libraries visit Queensland State Archives
  • The 1936 fire at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/

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Added at 4pm, 06.11.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New website: History of Parliament (UK)

"The History of Parliament is a research project creating a comprehensive account of the parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the thirteenth century. Unparalleled in the comprehensiveness of its treatment, the History is generally regarded as one of the most ambitious, authoritative and well-researched projects in British history.

It consists of detailed studies of elections and electoral politics in each constituency, and of closely researched accounts of the lives of everyone who was elected to Parliament in the period, together with surveys drawing out the themes and discoveries of the research and adding information on the operation of Parliament as an institution."

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
 

Text taken from http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/about

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IGGS collects 120 stories for 120 years

Ipswich Girls' Grammar School is celebrating 120 years in 2012. To commemorate the event we are collecting 120 stories about the school from past and present students, teachers and parents - one for every year from 1892 to 2012.

For information on the project and how you can be involved, visit the IGGS website and look under community for 120 stories. The more varied the stories, the more interesting the final publication will be.

http://www.iggs.qld.edu.au/

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Added at 2pm, 19.11.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New stories on the John Oxley Library Blog

Discover more about Queensland's vibrant and colourful history with the John Oxley Library Blog.

Recent articles:

  • 1893 Brisbane flood
  • Cairns suburbs - Redlynch
  • Far North Queensland cyclones

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/

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Added at 2pm, 02.11.11 by Rosemary Kopittke

4BC Family History 101

4BC has started a regular segment, Family History 101, in its Thursday evening program at 9:30pm. The program is hosted by Walter Williams, with Ann Swain from Queensland FHS, and Marg Doherty of Genealogical Society of Queensland, as the expert guests. It loosely covers a research theme with a response to a listener who has called in the previous week with a brick-wall. Tune in to 1116AM on your radio's dial for an enjoyable half hour.

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Added at 2pm, 02.11.11 by Rosemary Kopittke

Queensland FHS Inc. Family History (Writing) Award 2011

The Society invites entries for this Award which will be presented to the person or persons producing the best history of a Queensland family, published in book form within the last five years. It must be the story of a family, not of an individual. The Award is open to the general public as well as to members of the Society.

 

Entry forms are available from:

  • www.qfhs.org.au
  • Hon. Secretary, QFHS Inc., PO Box 171 Indooroopilly, Qld, 4068 or
  • Robert Adamson, 25 Brown Street, Windsor, Qld, 4030

Entries close on 30 November, 2011.

Categories: Queensland

Tagged: writing, History, family

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Added at 6am, 26.08.11 by Kirsten Perris

Letters received re Moreton Bay 1822-1860

Letters received relating to Moreton Bay and Queensland 1822-1860

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/letters

Discover early Moreton Bay records.

Search for information about an ancestor, a colourful historic figure or what happened at a particular time or place.

The State Library of Queensland holds a number of microfilms, A2 series, that hold government correspondance and other records for the Moreton Bay settlement and surrounding districts.

Many of the reels have been throughly indexed by a State Library volunteer.

The indexes are organised by reel number and are pdfs.  The pdfs are keyword searchable.

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Added at 3pm, 11.11.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New stories on the John Oxley Library Blog

What's new on the John Oxley Library Blog this week?

  • Notorious Queensland Women
  • The race to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games – is it Queensland’s time to shine?
  • John Oxley Library embraces ‘Punk’ music
  • Doug Ashton, “patriarch of Australia’s most enduring circus”, dies in Perth

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/

 

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Added at 12pm, 21.11.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Podcast: The changing face of wartime correspondence

Listen to ex-military personnel and guests as they take you on a journey through the years, back to a time where it was simpler to preserve the physical evidence of wartime, love and relationships and examine the difficulties of doing the same in our 21st century, technology driven lives.

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/lovewar

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Added at 7pm, 12.10.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ : Documenting Queensland’s wartime heritage

Tripping over concrete slabs: Documenting Queensland’s wartime heritage

Have you ever found weathered concrete structures in the scrub or near the beach in Queensland, and wondered what they were? The Department of Public Works has designed a website: Queensland WWII Historic Places to answer questions about Queensland’s World War II sites.

As part of the project Dr Jack Ford, Brian Rough and Dr Brian Sinclair collected images, maps and information for a number of WWII places in Brisbane and South East Queensland. Join them as they discuss their research methods and the various types of wartime sites they uncovered.

Brian Rough and Jack Ford are both long serving, experienced historians with the Brisbane City Council’s Heritage Unit, and have an interest in military history. Brian was a major contributor to the work Brisbane, 150 Stories: 1859-2009; while Jack has published Allies in a bind: Australia and the Netherlands East Indies in the second World War. Brian Sinclair is a Senior Heritage Officer in the Heritage Branch, Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM). He researches a variety of places nominated for entry in the Queensland Heritage Register, but is particularly fond of military sites. All three have worked together recently as contributors to the multi-author book A Most Promising Corps: Citizen Soldiers in Colonial Queensland, 1860-1903.

When: Wed 16 Nov 2011, 12:30 pm -

Venue:State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 2, level 2

Cost: Free

Bookings: No bookings required. Bring your lunch!

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/talks/port/wartime

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Added at 12am, 13.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Showcase of Torres Strait history and culture

Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration

Arts Minister Rachel Nolan has announced what's believed to be a world-first exhibition to be held in Brisbane featuring Torres Strait Islander arts and culture on a size and scale never before brought together.

Uniting all the arts organisations in the South Bank precinct for the first time, the landmark celebration will feature art collections, performances, lectures and activities for all ages from July 1 to October 23.

“Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration is the most extensive and inclusive celebration of Torres Strait Islander arts and culture ever mounted in Australia or anywhere else in the world,” Ms Nolan said.

“It is a huge undertaking with our Cultural Centre organisations — Queensland Museum South Bank, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) — all joining forces,” she said.

For further information on this event check out the Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration website - http://www.tsi.org.au/

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Added at 4pm, 12.11.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Podcast: Illegal immigration: nineteenth century style with Gordon Grimwade

audio podcast - http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/out_of_the_port

In the late nineteenth century, Chinese overlanders walked over 2000 kilometres from the Darwin area to North Queensland in search of permanent work. Travelling in small groups these unemployed miners and artisans carried limited food and water. Many died en route. They had to avoid hostile Aboriginal attacks and find their way on poorly marked tracks. When they reached Queensland they ran the risk of arrest and six months jail. Some were deported back to Darwin. Others were marched to the border and told to find their own way back.

This presentation provides an overview of the experiences of some of those overlanders, their encounters with the border police and identifies some of the sites relating to an aspect of tropical Australian development that has eluded the history books.

Duration: 1hr 6mins

Recorded at the State Library of Queensland on 15 September 2010

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Chinese family history

My family's history closely mirrors that of Marilynn Dooley - ancestor Ah Sam Foo, arrived Nth Qld 1874 to work Palmer Goldfields, then worked as shopkeeper/baker central Qld. 
Would appreciate contact from Marilynn Dooley regarding records of Primitive Methodist Church Rockhampton as Sam was married there in 1885.   Geraldine Lee

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Tagged: chinese, family, History

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Added at 12am, 26.07.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Convict's private lives discovered in Hobart - ABC audio file

What was life like for our Australian convict ancestors?

Researchers have recently discovered a number of personal items under the floor of a solitary confinement cell in Tasmania.

To find out more listen to the audio file from ABC's The World Today program.

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2011/s3273291.htm

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Check out the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub @http://slq.nnub.net

 

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Added at 2am, 22.07.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

SLQ podcast: Ernie Lane: The making of a Queensland rebel

Listen to historian Dr Jeff Rickertt as he delves into the turbulent world of colonial labour politics to explain the making of Ernie Lane as one of the nation’s most resolute rebels.

Podcast:http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/webcasts/out_of_the_port

Recorded at the State Library of Queensland on 20 July 2011.

Duration: 57 minutes

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Check out the latest news and events on the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub -http://slq.nnub.net

 

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Added at 3pm, 30.09.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

History talk: Cyclone Mahina: Australia’s deadliest storm

In 1899, one of the most intense cyclones ever recorded smashed into the Queensland coast and killed more than 300 people. Cyclone Mahina destroyed the Thursday Island pearling fleets and is credited as being the world's highest storm surge.Join journalist Ian Townsend as he explores some of the myths and misconceptions about this cyclone, revealing stories of the people who were there.This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management.

When: Wed 19 Oct 2011, 12:30 pm - Venue: State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 2, level 2Cost: FreeBookings: No booking required. Bring your lunch!

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/talks/port/mahina

 

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Added at 7pm, 03.10.11 by Genealogical Society of Queensland

Linking Family and Local History

The Genealogical Society of QLD Inc.

Linking Family and Local History

 

Saturday 15 October 2011

 

The Genealogical Society of QLD Inc.

Linking Family and Local History

 

Janice Cooper, local and family historian will present on this exciting topic.  The last part of the session will include a mini-workshop where Janice will guide participant  in preparing for use in local history..

 

When:              Saturday 15 October 2011 9:30am to 11:45am

 

Where:             GSQ Library 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane QLD

 

Costs:              Member $10; Non-members $13

 

Book at http://www.gsq.org.au

 

or post to PO Box 8423, Woolloongabba Qld. 4102

 

Enquires: phone GSQ on 07) 3891 5085 or email to gsq1@optusnet.com.au

 

 

When:             Saturday 15 October 20119:15 for 9.30am start.  Concludes 11:45am

Where:            GSQ Library38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane QLD

Costs:              Member $10; Non-members $13

Book at http://www.gsq.org.au

or post to PO Box 8423, Woolloongabba Qld. 4102

Enquires: phone GSQ on 07) 3891 5085 or email to gsq1@optusnet.com.au

My email is: moc.dnopgib@501nekener

My address is: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

My phone number is: 07 38915085

My website is: http://www.gsq.org.au

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Added at 10am, 30.09.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Peachester State School Centenary Fete

Peachester State School celebrates its 100th birthday on the 15 October 2011 with a Centennial Fete.

10am - 4pm (free admission)

  • OLD PHOTOS & MEMORABILIA
  • MODERN CLASSROOM DISPLAYS
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • PERIOD COSTUME COMPETITION
  • RIDES
  • SHOW BAGS
  • SOUVENIRS
  • MARKET STALLS

Further information - http://bit.ly/n01Sg3

 

Image: Bullock team yard at Peachchester (Picture Queensland)

 

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Added at 10pm, 12.07.11 by Rosemary Kopittke

New Farm SS Photo History Project

New Farm State School Photo History Project

Did you go to New Farm State School?

Do you have some fantastic photos you would like to share?

New Farm State School and New Farm and Districts Historical Society are teaming up to develop an online photographic history of the school.

For more information

Phone: New Farm State School (07) 3358 7333

Email:the.principal@newfarmss.eq.edu.au

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Tagged: school, photographs, New Farm, History

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Added at 10am, 13.09.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Brisbane Open House 2011

Brisbane Open House is a free-of-charge event on 1 October, providing residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history within buildings around Brisbane city.

These buildings include:

  • Old Government House
  • Commissariat Store Museum
  • Customs House
  • Maritime Museum
  • State Library of Queensland
  • Treasury Hotel
  • City Hall
  • Masonic Temple
  • Tattersall's Club
  • Parliament House

and more...

http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au/

The text above has been taken directly from the Brisbane Open House website

Image: Old Government House, Brisbane. c.1952 (Source: Picture Queensland)

 

 

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Added at 10pm, 03.09.11 by Rosemary Kopittke

The History of Chermside - 21.09.11, 7:30pm

Join us at our General Meeting on Wednesday 21 September at 7:30pm at 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne.

Patrick O'Shea and Beverly Isdale from the Chermside & District Historical Association who will discuss the "History of Chermside".

Time: 7:30pm

Date: Wed 21st Sep, 2011

Location: 58 Bellevue Ave., Gaythorne

Categories: Brisbane

Tagged: Chermside, History

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Added at 2am, 12.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Local history talk: "Brisbane - weird or wonderful, or both?"

Historian Helen Gregory will peel back the layers of history and human experience which make up our home town. Helen’s latest publication, "Building Brisbane’s History: structures, sculptures, stories and secrets" uncovers our fascinating past.

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:30am – 12pmVENUE: Brisbane Square LibraryLOCATION: 266 George St, BrisbaneBOOKINGS: Required. Please phone (07) 3403 8888 to reserve your place.COST: Free

 

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/Whats-on/library-events/index.htm?trumbaEmbed=search%3Dauthor%26talk#/

Text taken from the Brisbane City Council website.

 

Photo: Aerial view of George Street, Brisbane, ca. 1920 (Source: Picture Queensland)

 

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Added at 11am, 28.02.11 by Rosemary Kopittke

Queensland's Past Online

Queensland's Past Online (http://www.uq.edu.au/centreqld/queensland-s-past-online) is a collaborative project between a number of key participants who are bringing together a wide variety of material about Queensland over the last 150 years - government publications as well as a host of other interesting material. The participants include:

  • Centre for the Government of Queensland
  • University of Queensland
  • Fryer Library, University of Queensland
  • University of Queensland Press
  • Queensland Government
  • State Library of Queensland
  • Royal Historical Society of Queensland
  • Queensland State Archives
  • National Library of Australia
  • Queensland Museum

The site is still being developed but already there is a lot of great material to search (and download) at  http://tinyurl.com/4eewkp7 . Also check out http://tinyurl.com/4hher6v .

Look for lots more interesting books still to come!

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Added at 6pm, 14.09.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Beneath the veneer - Furnishing Queensland interiors in the late 19th century

Beneath the veneer - Furnishing Queensland interiors in the late 19th century

Colonial Australians were known for their staunch loyalty to British goods and fashions for furnishing their homes. As Federation approached, local manufacturers argued for a new nationalist loyalty exhorting consumersto ‘buy local’. Using Brisbane case studies, Tracey Avery will focus on the complex issues of politics, climate, labour and economics that impacted on the furnishing choices of Queenslanders of the era.

Tracey is Director, Strategy and Policy at Heritage Victoria, a Victorian State Government agency within the Department of Planning and Community Development. She was a Co-Project and Curatorial Manager, James Cook Museum, Cooktown for the National Trust of Queensland and was Cultural Heritage Manager at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

A PhD candidate in Architecture at the University of Melbourne, she has published on interior and object design history, most recently a chapter in the Design History Reader (Berg, 2010).

Date: Wed 21 Sep

Time:12.30pm

Where: Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Bank

Free, no bookings required (bring your lunch)

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/talks/port/furnishing

 

 

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Added at 11pm, 21.08.11 by Charlie

The Heritage Talks: An Early Pastoral History of Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay's resident walking encyclopaedia of local history,

Leith Barter, returns to talk about the early settlers and land owners of the area.

Morning tea included. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.

Date: 14 September 2011

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Location Pine Rivers Heritage Museum - Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside
Cost: Free
Contact: Marie Trebilco
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum
Ph: (07) 3285 7213
museum.pinerivers@moretonbay.qld.gov.au link opens email message

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Added at 4am, 18.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Brisbane talk: The capsizing of the Pearl ferry, 1896

Queensland Police Museum

Sunday Lecture Series

August 28

11.00am - 12.30pm

The capsizing of the Pearl ferry, 1896At 5.05pm on February 13, 1896, the steamer Pearl, acting as a ferry, was making its way across a swollen Brisbane River, when it fouled in the lines of an anchored ship and capsized near the Victoria Bridge with more than 80 on board.Writer Paul Seto, will present “The capsizing  of the Pearl ferry, 1896” to discuss the story of this terrible disaster, which took the lives of more than twenty people and which shocked Brisbane’s residents. Paul has researched this event quite heavily and will use his knowledge to speak about those individuals who died on February 13, 1896 and those who assisted in the efforts to rescue passengers.The one-and-a-half hour presentation will begin at 11am on Sunday, August 28 and will provide educational and up-to-date content suitable for all audiences.The Museum opens its doors to the public on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm from February to November in addition to the standard Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm opening hours. Monthly Sunday openings feature guest speakers from across the historical and crime-solving spectrums.

PLEASE NOTE: The Police Museum will open Sunday August 28 from 10am to 3pm, and is located on the ground floor of Police Headquarters, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane.

Please feel free to pass this information onto your family, friends and other networks. We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday, August 28.

 

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Added at 9am, 06.07.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Seminar: Brisbane's Second World War

On Saturday 27 August, the Brisbane History Group presents "Brisbane's Second World War".

During the day you will listen to a variety of specialist speakers on this topic.

Talks include:

  • Brisbane's submarine war
  • Mapping Brisbane during World War II
  • ‘A Cameron never yields’: The 61st Battalion Queensland
  • The role of Fort Lytton during WWII
  • Saving Eagle Farm's Hangar 7         

and many more.

To view the brochure click on the link below

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Added at 12am, 19.07.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

2011 Australian Census - preserving your history

Prior to 2001, Australian census forms were destroyed after the statistics were extracted. This procedure was changed for the 2001 census and Australians had the option to select whether their personal details would be kept in a 99 year time capsule. Nearly 10 million said "YES".

Census night is Tuesday, 9 August 2011. If you would like to your census form to be preserved for future generations say "YES" to question 60.

Read National Archives of Australia's "Your census information – retain or destroy?"

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/outreach-and-advocacy/census-time-capsule/index.aspx

 

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Indigenous Genealogy Workshop

Indigenous Genealogy Workshop

Come to the Deception Bay Library and explore your family history,
this event will be lead by Tania Schafer from the State Library of Queensland.

Learn all the handy hints and the best websites to conduct your research, and enjoy a lovely morning tea as well!

Dates / Times
Deception Bay Library,
11 August 2011, 10.00am

Cost free

Bookings
Bookings for this event are required.

Contact
Deception Bay Library (07) 3203 1094
DeceptionBay.library@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

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Irish Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885

Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885

Stuck with your Irish research? Try the Landed Estates records on Find My Past Ireland.

The Landed Estates Court “Rentals” are an important source for Irish family history, as they provide extensive information about land occupation in the mid-nineteenth century, often including information back to the 18th century. They were printed to facilitate the sale of bankrupt estates and include information about tenants, the lots they rented, the terms of their tenancy, as well as a map specifying the boundaries. More than 500,000 tenants are recorded in these documents dealing with more than 8,000 estates throughout the country.

By the mid 19th Century many of the large Irish estates were in serious financial difficulty. Land owners found themselves legally obliged to pay out annuities and charges on their land, mainly to pay mortgages or ‘portions’ to family members contracted by marriage settlements and/or wills of previous generations. All of these payments had to be met, before the owner/ occupier could take an income from their estate.

Read more about these records on the www.findmypast.ie site.

Categories: Ireland

Tagged: genealogy, History, Bankrupt, Land

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Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook now online

Find your Irish Rebel ancestors today in the first fully searchable structured index of the Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook. The Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook was published by the Irish Times in 1917 to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising and is primarily made up of articles which appeared in the Irish Times during the rebellion.

The handbook mentions over 6,700 names in 308 pages including:

- Photographs of rebels and government personnel

- Names and personal details of 1,306 casualties

- Names and personal details of soldiers who fought against the rebels

- Details of over 3,000 rebels who were arrested and interned

(information from www.findmypast.ie)

Categories: Ireland

Tagged: Sinn Fein, Rebellion, History, Rebels

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Added at 9am, 13.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Queensland Telecommunications Museum

The Queensland Telecommunications Museum in Clayfield features the largest collection of telecommunication memorabilia in the State.

Volunteer members of the Postal-Telecommunications Historical Society of Queensland operate the museum. The museum is only available for visits between 9am and 2pm each Wednesday.

For more information please consult their website -

http://www.telemuseum.org/

 

Photo: Telephonists working at the Brisbane Central telephone exchange, Brisbane, 1910 - taken from Picture Queensland

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18th Australasian Irish Studies conference

"The 18th Australasian Irish Studies conference:  The Irish in Australia 1788 to the present" will be hosted by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 1 to 3 July.

A variety of speakers from across Australia and Ireland will examine the influence of Irish culture, religion, language and music in shaping the Australian identity.

http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/irish_in_australia/irish_studies_conference/

Sessions include:

  • Death or Liberty, Irish political prisoners transported to Australia, 1788-1868
  • Beating a path to the door – the Irish welcome to Queensland
  • Madness at sea: Irish migrant mental health during the voyages to New Zealand
  • Inter-war Irish immigrant domestic servants to South Australia

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Added at 6am, 04.04.11 by Aimée Engler

Unlock the Past Queensland Expo (Cairns) - 24.06.11, 9:00am

Unlock the Past invites you to attend a history & genealogy expo. Take the opportunity to network with local history & genealogy societies and businesses, learn from people involved in research, and discover interesting aspects of history to explore. Short talks will be held throughout the day where you can hear topics like:

  • social media for family historians
  • findmypast.co.uk
  • breaking down brick walls
  • death certificates & archaic medical terms
  • convicts

The expo will include over 40 exhibitors from 5 different states, and 38 talks from 20 different presenters, as well as numerous special offers and give-aways. If you want help to unlock your past then this is a must attend event!

Date: 24-25 June, 9am to 5pm

Place: Brothers Leagues Club Cairns, 99-105 Anderson Rd Manunda

Cost:pre-booked: $10 per day; $15 both dayswalk-in: $15 per day; $20 both daystalks: $5 each for all main talks; promotional talks are free (the special Bound for Botany Bay presentation is $10)

  • pre-booked registration - $10 per day; $15 both days.
  • pay on the day registration - $15 per day; $20 both days.
  • talks - all main talks are $5 each; promotional talks are free.
  • The special Bound for Botany Bay presentation is $10.

All information can be found at http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/unlock-past-northern-queensland-expo

For further details, contact Aimée or Alan on 08 8395 7476 or email alan@gould.com.au or aimee@unlockthepast.com.au.

Time: 9:00am

Date: Fri 24th Jun, 2011

Location: Brothers Leagues Club Cairns, 99-105 Anderson Rd Manunda

My email is: ua.moc.tsapehtkcolnu@eemia

My address is: PO Box 675 Modbury SA 5092

My phone number is: 08 8395 7476

My website is: http://www.unlockthepast.com.au

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“Charles Chauvel: A Pioneering Australian Film-maker.” – Susanna Chauvel Carlsson - 29.05.11, 2:00pm

Sunday 29th May

Charles Chauvel: A Pioneering Australian Film-maker.” – Susanna Chauvel Carlsson

QUEENSLAND CHAPTER AUSTRALIAN HUGUENOT SOCIETY

Venue: Toowong Library Meeting Room, Toowong Shopping Centre, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong, Brisbane

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10

Refreshments served after meeting

Enquiries: Phone (07) 3202 9240

Time: 2:00pm

Date: Sun 29th May, 2011

Location: Toowong Library Meeting Room, Toowong Shopping Centre, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong, Brisbane

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Added at 11am, 19.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Seminar: Brisbane Down Under

 

Saturday 25 June

Brisbane History Group presents...

"Brisbane Down Under".

Speakers include:

  •  Jon Prangnell : "Artefact recovery from under the collapsed Commissariat Store retaining wall"
  • Ann Wallin & Phil Hadgood: "Under the City Hall"
  • Paddy Waterson: "Under the Brisbane River"
  • Cameron Harvey: "Brisbane: Recent archæological discoveries"
  • Geoff Ginn & Michael Westaway: "The big pictutre"

Bookings required. 

Flyer attached.

 

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Added at 5am, 21.03.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Not just Ned - Irish in Australia

The Australian National Museum in Canberra has just opened a new exhibition called "Not just Ned : the true story of the Irish in Australia". Curator Richard Reid speaks to ABC Radio presenter Richard Aedy about this new exhibtion and the influence of the Irish in Australia.

Listen now at  http://www.abc.net.au/rn/lifematters/stories/2011/3165453.htm

 

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Added at 1am, 25.05.11 by Charlie

The Heritage Talks: Digging Up Paradise

Dr Jon Prangnell, senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Queensland, shares his insights into the salvage excavation of the Burnett River township of Paradise.

Morning tea included.

Bookings are essential for catering purposes.Date: 08 June 2011Time: 10.00am - 11.30amLocation: Pine Rivers Heritage Museum - Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, WhitesideCost: FREEContact: Marie TrebilcoPine Rivers Heritage MuseumPh: (07) 3285 7213museum.pinerivers@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

 

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Added at 1am, 22.03.11 by National Archives of Australia

Seminar: Displaced persons - May 2011

The National Archives of Australia, Brisbane Office will be holding a free seminar on Displaced Persons.  This seminar will look at the history and consequences of mass movement of displaced people in the world and the changes they brought to Australia.  After World War II, Australia's intake of displaced (stateless) persons was second only to the United States of America.  Find out about their stories and the programs that supported them to make Australia home.

The seminar will be held:

National Archives of Australia16 Corporate DriveCANNON HILL  QLD  4170

Wedneday 18th May & Saturday 21st May 2011

Starting at 10am and runs for approximately one hour and includes a complimentory morning tea.

For bookings:

Phone: 07-32494 226

or email: gregory.cope@naa.gov.au

 

 

 

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Added at 8am, 01.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

John Oxley Library Open Day 4 Jun 2011

The John Oxley Library is the State Library of Queensland's collection of material documenting Queensland's history, development and cultural life.Celebrate Queensland Week at State Library of Queensland’s John Oxley Library Open Day by discovering surprising things about our state’s history. Take a Curator’s tour of exhibitions, watch a great debate, delve into the collections, go behind the scenes and hear about Queensland’s memory from one of our experts. Come along to stimulate your curiosity and discover things you never knew about the Sunshine State!

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/jol/jolod11/

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Is Queensland different? A great debate

We take a light-hearted look at ourselves in this lively debate with a panel including The Courier-Mail’s QWeekend editor and author Matt Condon, historian and ABC Radio National producer Dr Kate Evans, and prize-winning author and historian Dr Raymond Evans.

When: Sat 4 Jun 2011, 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm Venue: State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 1, level 2 Cost: Free Bookings: No bookings required

Image:  Picking pineapples on a plantation in the Glass House Mountains in 1956 (Source: Picture Queensland)

 

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Added at 6am, 10.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ: Death at the Beach with Jonathan Richards

The iconic Queensland beach, loved for its sun, surf and sand, can turn deadly without warning.

Join Dr Jonathan Richards as he delves into the darker side of our coastline, discussing fatalities on Queensland beaches and coastal waterways as recorded by coronial inquests held between 1890 and 1960.

From the common drowning and shark attacks, to crocodile and stinger attacks, learn about the murky underbelly of our much loved beach.

Dr Richards, a lecturer in Australian history at the School of Humanities, Griffith University, specialises in archival research into violence and death in Queensland. He is the author of The Secret War: A True History of Queensland's Native Police, short-listed twice for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.

When: Wed 18 May, 12.30pm

Where: State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 2, level 2 (bring your lunch)

Tickets: Free, no bookings required

State Library of Queensland - http://www.slq.qld.gov.au

 

Photo: Bathers enjoying a day at Coolum beach, 1929 - source: Picture Queensland.

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Added at 9am, 04.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Heritage Week - National Trust (Qld) - Events

Queensland's 28th annual "National Trust Heritage Week" commences on 8 May with numerous events being held around the State. This year's theme is the "Heritage of Water".

To find out what's happened in your region check out http://www.nationaltrustqld.org/heritage-festival.htm

 

Photo: Young women under the trees in front of Bellevue Station Homestead, ca. 1912 (Source: Picture Queensland)

 

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Added at 4am, 23.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Book launch - convict Hannah Rigby

Local historian Father Pat Tynan will be launching his latest book, "The Liverpool Embroiderer – The Incredible Life Story of the Moreton Bay Convict Hannah Rigby (1784 – 1853)”.

The launch will be held at the Embroiderer’s Guild of Queensland, 149 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley on Wednesday May 4th at 10.30am. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

For further information on the launch: http://tinyurl.com/3pw59xx

For further information on Hannah Rigby: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts/qlders/rigby

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Added at 6am, 30.03.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ: Wrecked - A survey of shipwreck sites on the Queensland coast

Free talk at the State Library of Queensland

Wrecked - A survey of shipwreck sites on the Queensland coast, with Paddy Waterson - 20 April

Throughout history, Queensland’s treacherous coastline has claimed nearly 1,400 vessels. The maritime industry is at the heart of Queensland’s and Australia’s historic development and shipping was the principal mode of transport for goods and people until well into the 20th Century.The high volume of sea trade coupled with the treacherous nature of our coastline resulted in many vessels being lost or abandoned. Today, these shipwrecks continue to attract attention, both from a historical and a tourism viewpoint. Yet, despite its profile there is much we do not know about our maritime heritage.  The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) is conducting a five year survey of Queensland’s historic shipwrecks to draw together all the available information, establishing a more complete picture of where the wrecks are and what they can tell us. Join Paddy Waterson, Queensland’s appointed historical shipwreck practitioner, as he brings some of these stories to the surface.Paddy is a Principal Heritage Officer with the Heritage Branch, DERM, and has worked throughout Queensland, especially in the Far North, Wide Bay/Burnett and South-Eastern Districts. Initially trained as a general archaeologist/historian, Paddy has since completed postgraduate qualifications in forensic osteology and maritime archaeology.When: Wed 20 Apr, 12.30pmWhere: State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 2, level 2 (bring your lunch)Tickets: Free, no bookings required

Picture: Drawing of the SS Quetta in the Torres Strait at 9.15 and 9.18 pm on February 28th 1890. The first drawing shows the Quetta before foundering and the second shows the shipwreck.

 

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Added at 1am, 22.03.11 by National Archives of Australia

Seminar: Commemorating the Anzacs

The National Archives of Australia - Brisbane Office is holding a free seminar to Commemorate the Anzacs.  The seminar looks at some of the history behind the Anzac legend and records of a few individuals.  As well we look at the origin and meanings of the rituals which are held on Anzac Day.

The National Archives of Australia hold most of the Service records relating to all the Service Personnel for World War I and have been digitised and can be viewed on the NAA database on line at no cost.

 The seminar will be held at the Brisbane Office:

National Archives of Australia16 Corporate DriveCANNON HILL  Qld  4170

on Saturday 16 April & Wednesday 20 April starting at 10am - the seminar will run for approximately an hour and there is a complimentary morning tea.

For bookings: Phone: 3249 4226 or email gregory.cope@naa.gov.au

 

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Added at 5am, 06.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Seminar: Cultural icons of South Brisbane

Seminar

Brisbane History Group with The Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art  presentCULTURAL ICONS OF SOUTH BRISBANEincluding tours of old South Brisbane Municipal Chambers and LibrarySaturday 16 April 2011At the Griffith Film School, intersection of Stanley, Vulture & Dock Streets, South Brisbane

For further information consult the Brisbane History Group website:

http://www.brisbanehistory.asn.au/next_event.html

 

Photo: Intersection of Vulture and Stanley Streets, South Brisbane, ca. 1907

 

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Added at 3pm, 31.01.11 by National Archives of Australia

Shake Your Family Tree - Ask the experts

Start your family history, or learn more about how to at our open day.

The National Archives of Australia at Cannon Hill is holding an open day with a number of seminars and an opportunity to visit information stands from the State Library of Queensland, Queensland State Archives, Genealogical Society of Queensland, Queensland Family History Society in assocation with ancestry.com.au.

To be held on Friday 25th February, starting at 9.30am to 4pm.  The event is free, come for an hour or you can come for the whole day.

National Archives of Australia 16 Corporate Drive CANNON HILL  QLD  4170 

For bookings phone: 32494226

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“How Reliable is that Family History Website?” - 27.02.11, 2:00pm

Sunday 27th February

“How Reliable is that Website?” – Sue Reid (QFHS President) A demonstration of various family history websites to assess how exhaustive and valid their content.

QUEENSLAND CHAPTER AUSTRALIAN HUGUENOT SOCIETY

Venue: Toowong Library Meeting Room, Toowong Shopping Centre, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong, Brisbane

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10

Refreshments served after meeting

Enquiries: Phone (07) 3202 9240

Time: 2:00pm

Date: Sun 27th Feb, 2011

Location: Toowong Library Meeting Room, Toowong Shopping Centre, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong, Brisbane

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Added at 9am, 16.02.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ: Out of the Port: Brisbane floods

Join Queensland historian Helen Gregory for an intriguing conversation about floods in Brisbane and remember why history matters. Hear about the frequency of floods, the warnings and the heroes, scandals, generosity, despair, hope and the renewal they bring. How have the significant floods of 1893 and 1974 been remembered and what has been forgotten? What legacy will 2011 leave?Presented in partnership with the Department of Environment and Resource Management Heritage branch.

State Library of QueenslandSat 19 Feb, 2pm | slq Auditorium 1, level 2

For more information visit our website - http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/reopening

Please note that Cultural Centre car parks remain closed till further notice. We encourage visitors to use public transport - State Library is an easy walk from the Cultural Centre busway, South Brisbane train station and from the CBD via the Victoria or Kurilpa Bridges.Photo: Brisbane flood, 1893

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Hi
My Great Grandfather George Jimmieson who was a farmer at Sherwood ( Sherwood was named after his farm) built or had a floating sugar mill on the Brisbane river. I n the 1893 floods he lost the sugar mill. The loss resulted in him having a breakdown and admission into the Goodna mental Hospital.
My Grandmother was a nurse at Goodna my Grandfather was a attendent after the 1ww and in later years my father was a male nurse at goodna. I have researched the Jimmiesons for some seven years and created a cd with some 400 plus pages on it
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Regards
Anthony (Tony) Jimmieson

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Tasty Treasures - records of food and drink in the National Archives

The National Archives of Australia at Cannon Hill, Brisbsane is holding a free public seminar on Wednesday 16 and Saturday 19th February 2011.

The Seminar is about the history of food and drink in Australia and Queensland.  By searching our records, we have made some gastronomical discoveries.  The seminar will look at the types of food we once cooked, eary cafe and resturants and the history of wine and much more, even how to read a tea cup!

It is an amazing journey.  The seminars are free and morning tea will be supplied.

Seminars start at 10am and run for approximately for one hours.

Location:  National Archives of Australia, 16 Corporate Drive, Cannon Hill  Qld  4170   (close to Cannon Hill Railway Station, Cleveland Line)

Bookings: Phone: 3249 4226

 

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Bolles family

The Bolles family are well-known ship captains who brought migrants to Australia in the early days. Herbert Bolles' achievements have been published in 'We seemed to get there!' which was written by his grandson. The good news is that John Oxley Library holds a collection of the Bolles' family photographs, original letters written in 1855, genealogical tables, information on S.S. Ormiston, S.S. Dove, 'Wild Duck', 'Janet', 'Robert Towns', and reports on the massacre of Captain Thomas Craig. This collection can be accessed at the State Library of Queensland, Original Material collection.

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Genealogical Society of Qld - Education classes

A list of the education classes and sessions being held by the Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ)

Advance your knowledge of family history

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My email is: ua.moc.tensutpo@1qsg

My address is: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

My phone number is: 07 38915085

My website is: http://www.gsq.org.au/

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Royal Historical Society of Queensland At Home - 13.11.10, 10:00am

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is holding an At Home on Saturday 13 November. This is a perfect chance to visit their headquarter's - the Commissariat Store Museum - which is not usually open on the weekend. There is a full schedule of events happening including historic lectures, panorama displays, antique slide projector displays and guided tours of the museum. Entry if $5.00 and morning tea and afternoon tea is provided for a gold coin donation. 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Time: 10:00am

Date: Sat 13th Nov, 2010

Location: Commissariat Store Museum - 115 William St Brisbane

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My email is: ua.gro.yrotsihdnalsneeuq@ofni

My address is:

My phone number is: 07 3221 4198

My website is: http://www.queenslandhistory.org.au

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Seminar - Trade, Australia and the world

The National Archives of Australia at Cannon Hill is holding a free seminar on 'Trade' which looks at records held in the National Archives relating to Australia as a Trading Nation.

Discover the historical background and interesting aspects of Australia being a major trading nation in the world.

To be held on Saturday 16 October and again on Wednesday 20 October, starting at 10am:

National Archives of Australia16 Corporate DriveCANNON HILL  QLD  4170 

For bookings phone: 32494226

Seminars run for approximately one hour with tea and coffee provided. 

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Added at 5pm, 22.09.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ - Missing! German heritage of Queensland with Anna Haebich and Mark Schuster

New talk at the State Library of Queensland

German immigration from the 1840s to the present has had a significant influence on Queensland history and culture. Yet only traces of German heritage remain in our public collections and a comprehensive history is yet to be written. Anna Haebich and Mark Schuster discuss the reasons for this absence and describe some of the significant heritage that has survived. Notable is Mark’s private collection of German musical heritage and other items from the Toowomba region. Ways to preserve and promote Queensland’s German heritage will also be addressed.

Anna HaebichAnna Haebich is a Research Intensive Professor at Griffith University. Her family arrived in Queensland from Schleswig-Holstein in 1864. As historian-in residence at the State Library of Queensland for Q150, Anna made several discoveries of German items in its collections. She has written about searching for her ancestors in Germany and is now working on a book that will vividly depict the lives and heritage of German immigrants to Queensland.

Mark SchusterMark Schuster is a true German-Queensland character. For the last 25 years he has sought out the hidden folklore (music, songs, yarns and customs) of the German-Queensland farming community in southern Queensland. He has lived, researched and recorded this hidden heritage before it passes away. He has accessed the treasure troves of people’s memories and passions for the German diaspora in often isolated locations. Playing squeezebox, zither, reciting broken German-Australian poetry are just some of his passions. This ‘artsy’ scientist will enthrall you with the amazing stories of our pioneer Queenslanders. He is the custodian for the Queensland chapter of the German community in their multicultural journey to becoming Queenslanders.

When: Wed 20 Oct, 12.30pmWhere: State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 2, level 2Entry: Free, no booking required

 

Photo: Class portrait of the students of the German Community School, South Brisbane, ca. 1890s

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I have german ancestors, my great grandfather was a member of the Liedertafel club in Rockhampton, my Great Great Gandfather and mother came over here on the the "Fitz Ruter" in the late 1800's and landed in Rockhampton.

Comment added 8am, Friday 24th Sep 10 by "Lesley Charlton"

I wish I was up in Queensland for this talk, but I live in Canberra.

Comment added 8am, Friday 24th Sep 10 by "Lesley Charlton"

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The Lang Park Redevelopment

The Heritage Talks: The Lang Park RedevelopmentHear how archaeologists unearthed the old cemetery before the new Lang Park stadium could be built at Milton.

Date: 13 October 2010Time: 10.00am - 11.30amLocation: Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road Whiteside QLD 4503

Cost: Free, morning tea includedContactMarie LynchPine Rivers Heritage MuseumPh: (07) 3285 7213

 

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Queensland State Archives ArchivesSearch Seminar - 20.07.10, 10:00am

Discover how to get the best out of ArchivesSearch, the Queensland State Archives’ online catalogue. This seminar will teach you more advanced techniques to locate records of interest and will give useful tips for finding what you want.

Entry is free. Tea and coffee available following the seminar. To book telephone                 07 3131 7777

 

Time: 10:00am

Date: Tue 20th Jul, 2010

Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 2

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Queensland State Archives Getting Started Seminar - 15.06.10, 10:00am

Learn about the Queensland State Archives collection and how best to find the information you are seeking. This seminar, presented by one of our experienced Reference Archivists, will provide you with the basis you need to start your research at QSA. The seminar includes morning tea and a short tour.

Entry is free. To book telephone                07 3131 7777             

 

Time: 10:00am

Date: Tue 15th Jun, 2010

Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 2

My website is: http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/

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Redcliffe Historical Society Talk - Hospital Ship 'Centaur'

Speaker: Erica Costigan ill be talking on the Hospital Ship 'Centaur' on 9 Jul 2010 at Redcliffe Historical Society General Meeting 2.00pm at the Redcliffe City Library Meeting Room, 470-476 Oxley Avenue, REDCLIFFE, QLD 4020


The Centaur was an Australian hospital ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in the early morning of 14 May 1943, with the death of 268 of its 332 crew and passengers.

Hospital ships were ships that were commissioned to return wounded and ill soldiers from the battlefront to home front hospitals. There was much outrage at the time about the sinking of a hospital ship -- contrary to international agreements.

 

Further information Secretary: Margaret Harding: Phone: 07 3284 0028

 

Web Site: http://www.redcliffehistoricalsociety.com/index.html

 

Image from AWM ARTV09088. Adapted from WW2 poster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Added at 6pm, 05.06.10 by President Genealogical Society of Qld

Research House History - 27.06.10, 10:00am

Sunday 27 June 2010 commencing at 10.00am. 

Learn how to research the history of a house through this course at the Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ).  GSQ has been assisting family historians search their genealogy for over 30 years.  Cost $20 for members of GSQ and $25 for non members. 

Bookings essential.  Book online http://www.gsq.org.au/services/events.htm

or complete pdf form and send to GSQ. 

Phone 3891 5085 or email gsq1@optusnet.com.au for further information.

Time: 10:00am

Date: Sun 27th Jun, 2010

Location: GSQ, 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

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My email is: ua.moc.tensutpo@1qsg

My address is: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

My phone number is: 07 38915085

My website is: http://www.gsq.org.au/

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Added at 12pm, 28.04.10 by Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

29 Apr - 16 May The Dayboro Story: the First 100 Years

Dayboro: The First 100 Years is an exhibition looking at the fascinating history of one of Queensland’s prettiest townships.

Find out about the earliest settlers of Rush Creek, Laceys Creek, Mt Pleasant and Fishery Pocket, learn about the businesses that made the town and discover the people who loved to dance ‘til dawn.

The exhibitions runs until 16 May at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside QLD 4503.

Entry is free.

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 3 pm

Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 2 pm

My address is: Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Old Petrie Town Dayboro Road Whiteside QLD 4503

My phone number is: (07) 3285 7213

My website is: http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/pinerivers-museum

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Added at 5pm, 05.03.10 by Niles Elvery

Harmony Day Seminar at Queensland State archives - 19.03.10, 10:00am

 

 

Celebrate Harmony Day and the importance of multiculturalism in Queensland's history. Join us for morning tea and a seminar focussing on records relating to Russians from the collection of the Queensland State Archives.

 

Entry is free. To book telephone     07 3131 7777

Time: 10:00am

Date: Fri 19th Mar, 2010

Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 2

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Added at 9am, 24.02.10 by Stephanie Ryan

Brisbane History Group meeting 28 Feb 2010 - 28.02.10, 12:30pm

Brisbane History Group researches, publishes and presents speakers' programs on Brisbane history. It's a great way to find out about aspects of our city of which you may be unaware.

The Group has its first meeting of the year on Sunday 28th February.

Time: 12:30pm

Date: Sun 28th Feb, 2010

Location: Mercy Heritage Centre 547 Ann Street FORTITUDE VALLEY

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My email is: moc.liamg@701rsms

Categories: Brisbane

Tagged: History, Group

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