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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 4am, 20.07.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ: Beating heart: exploring Flinders St, Townsville

Beating heart: Exploring the role of the main street in the life of a regional Queensland city

Before ‘suburban sprawl’ threatened to choke its existence, Flinders Street was the focus of social, political and economic growth in Townsville for over a century.

Join Trish Fielding as she explores how people once lived, worked, shopped, socialised, celebrated and protested in Townsville’s main street, sharing the photographs and community memories that illustrate a story of struggle, strife and spirit.

Trish is currently studying a Masters in History with the University of New England. Her thesis will focus on maternal and infant welfare in early 20th century North Queensland. Trish works for CityLibraries Townsville and her first book Flinders Street, Townsville: A Pictorial History was awarded a High Commendation at the National Trust of Queensland Awards in 2010.

This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk presented by the State Library's John Oxley Library and the Department of Environment and Resource Management.When: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 12:30 pm - Venue: State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 2, level 2 Cost: Free Bookings: No bookings required. Bring your lunch! More information: Events 07 3840 7768 or publicprograms@slq.qld.gov.au  

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

 

 

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Added at 10pm, 31.07.11 by Charlie

The Heritage Talks : Shades of Grey - Journalism and Fiction Writing

The Heritage Talks :  Shades of Grey - Journalism and Fiction Writing  

Wednesday  10 August  2011 ,  10 am - 11:30 am 

Local journalist and author Bernie Dowling will talk about the differences in writing between his two genres.

Free, morning tea included. Bookings are essential for catering purposes -

Please email museum.pinerivers@moretonbay.qld.gov.au or

Phone (07) 3285 7213.

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Added at 7am, 01.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

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 1am, 25.02.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

TNA podcast: Follow that lead: from census entry to Google maps

New podcast from The National Archives (England)

Follow that lead: from census entry to Google maps

"Having located a family in one of the census returns, how can one find out where the property in which they lived is located and what it looked like? An intriguing question, the solution to which is often hampered by the destruction of property during two world wars and the actions of property developers. The examples used will concentrate on the 1911 census, but will suggest avenues for earlier properties. Dr. Christopher T. Watts, FSG has nearly 40 years experience in English genealogical research, both on his own family and professionally."

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/follow-that-lead.htm

Text taken from The National Archives website.

 

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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 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 7am, 02.03.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ: Getting started in Family History

Join State Library and Queensland State Archives staff for handy hints on where to start your Family History research.

Speakers from these major Queensland repositories will guide you through the resources and services available, how to access them, and will be available for questions and discussion.

At morning tea representatives from family history societies and organisations will be on hand to provide further advice.

When: Wed 30 Mar 10am-12:30pmWhere: State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 2, level 2Tickets: $15.50 (includes morning tea)Bookings: http://www.qtix.com.au, 136 246 or at The Library Shop

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Added at 4am, 18.02.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ: Newspaper resources for family historians

Newspapers are a rich source of information on births, deaths and marriages, shipping arrivals, and local and family events. Family history staff will demonstrate how to search and access the State Library’s extensive range of Queensland newspapers as well as major interstate dailies and some overseas papers.

Friday 11 Mar 2011

Auditorium 2, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane - FREE, bookings required.

Bookings: qtix - http://www.qtix.com.au/event/SLQ_Newspapers_Family_Historians1_11.aspx

 

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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

Comment added 11pm, Thursday 17th Feb 11 by "Tony Jimmieson"

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Added at 9am, 13.10.10 by National Archives of Australia

Along the track - Railway Records in the National Archives

The National Archives of Australia at Cannon Hill is holding a free seminar on railway related records held at the Archives.

The bulk of material relates to the formation and operation of the Commonwealth railways in Australia which included South Australia and Tasmania.

Discover the historical background of the development of railways in Australia and the role that the Commonwealth Government has played in all States.

To be held on Wednesday 17 November and again on Saturday 20 November , starting at 10am and running for about an hour.  A compilmentary morning tea will be provided.

National Archives of Australia16 Corporate DriveCANNON HILL  QLD  4170 

For bookings phone: 32494226

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Added at 6pm, 29.09.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Conservation Clinic - "Of Love and War"

Join us for a special conservation clinic on November 11th when we invite the public to bring in their special letters, photographs and memorabilia from the past war times.  Our on site conservators will be on hand to advise you on how to keep these precious memories and mementos safe for your family’s future generations. 

After visiting with our conservators why not visit the travelling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial, Of Love and War where you will be able to see first hand the importance of conserving such rich and precious materials.

When Thu Nov 11, 1pm–3pmWhere State Library of Queensland, Meeting Room 1.A, level 1Tickets Free, Bookings requiredBookings 3842 9069Enquiries 3840 7779

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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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Added at 6pm, 22.09.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Talk @ SLQ - English Records

Find out about the types of records at your disposal for English family history research including censuses; birth, death and marriage indexes; parish records; cemetery records and passenger departure lists. The session will include information on how to trace your Huguenot ancestors.

When Fri 15 Oct, 10am–12.30pmWhere State Library of Queensland, slq Auditorium 2, level 2Tickets $14.50, bookings required, includes morning tea.Bookings www.qtix.com.au or 136 246

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Added at 11am, 13.05.10 by State Library Queensland

Info session - Newspaper resources for family historians

Newspaper Resources for Family Historians

Newspapers are a rich source of information on births, deaths and marriages, shipping arrivals, and local and family events. Family history staff will demonstrate how to search and access the State Library’s extensive range of Queensland newspapers as well as major interstate dailies and some overseas papers.

When: Sat 26 Jun, 10am–12noon

Where: slq Auditorium 2, level 2

Tickets: FREE, bookings required

Bookings: qtix - via their website or 136 246

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