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Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network’s annual seminar provides opportunity for Brisbane’s small museums and heritage places to exchange knowledge. Key speakers and BLHN Member organisations will share case studies on how museums can engage audiences differently. The afternoon includes curatorial tours of the Museum of Brisbane. Speakers include: Peter Denham, Museum of Brisbane Margaret Warren, State Library of Queensland Robyn Daw, Logan City Council Ian Jempson, Queensland Maritime Museum BLHN also acknowledges the support of the Lord Mayor’s Office and the Museum of Brisbane for…Find out more »
Have an amazing history project that you want to source funding for? Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network is presenting a Grants Info Session for heritage and history interested organisations and researchers at the MacArthur Museum, Brisbane, on Wednesday 30 September 2015 from 10.30 am. Schedule: 10.00 am: Morning Tea & registrations 10.30 am: Welcome 10.35 am: Brisbane City Council, Community History Grants Kim Wilson – Brisbane Deco, Winner of the Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Award 2014 Val Dennis & Stewart Armstrong – National…Find out more »
You are invited to attend the 2016 Annual BLHN Members’ Seminar: Grants & Funding: Practical Steps to Success BLHN’s Annual Seminar provides an opportunity for Brisbane’s small museums and heritage places to exchange and gain knowledge. This year, key speakers will discuss various types of grants and funding available to the heritage sector. BLHN Member organisations will also share case studies on the steps taken to secure their recent funding/grant. Keynote Speaker: Margaret Thompson, Community Heritage Grants Unit, National Library of…Find out more »
Join journalist and best-selling author Indira Naidoo, author of The Edible Balcony (2011) and The Edible City (2015) for an evening soiree to inspire inner-city guerrilla gardening. Indira is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters having hosted and reported for ABC’s Late Edition and SBS TV’s World News Tonight. In recent years she has followed a passionate interest in the role global environmental issues play in conflict, poverty and food security. Share Indira’s adventures of growing fruit and vegetables on her inner-city balcony and preparing them into…Find out more »
First in a series of two on the topic, this Brisbane History Group seminar features talks on training in the fields of pharmacy, nursing, teaching, music and the ministry in the days before universities. Bookings essential Enquiries: Paul Sayer (3397 2020) RSVP: 11 November 2017Find out more »
Back by popular demand, join us in one of our monthly Drawing the Body events. Expect body builders, burlesque performers and acrobats in our popular MoB Makers: Drawing the Body series. This life drawing series with a twist sees athletes and performers of all shapes and sizes pose and share their stories as inspiration for sketching. Facilitated by artist and designer Leigh Buchanan, this monthly event will give you an insight into the diverse physical and creative pursuits of Brisbane’s…Find out more »
Internationally renowned sound artist Lawrence English will talk about the nature of sound, listening and his artistic process as he reveals a journey that has taken him from the Amazon to Antarctica. To compose his soundscape for Life In Irons, Lawrence recorded sounds across Brisbane, seeking memories of a time passed. The layers of sound create an immersive space, giving a sense of Brisbane before colonisation by interpreting the subtropical climate and rich biodiversity of the region and conjuring feelings…Find out more »
Information about our ancestors is just a mouse click away, but does this make is easier or harder to piece together a true picture of your family tree? Life in Irons historian Jenny Harrison argues in many ways researching family history is now harder, and it is more likely your family tree is full of strangers rather than relatives. Join Jenny as she guides you through some Sherlock Holmes approved sleuthing methods to ensure your genealogy research efforts are not…Find out more »
The 4th of August 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Queensland Parliament. To mark the occasion, the Queensland Parliament, in partnership with The Royal Historical Society of Queensland will present an historical seminar. Seminar Program An historical overview – presented by Dr Denver Beanland The Journey towards the new Parliament House – 1863 to 1868 – presented by Professor Kay Saunders AM The Design and Construction of Parliament House – presented by Mr Don Watson…Find out more »
The Queensland Police Service operates two helicopters to conduct operations within the greater South East Queensland area. These ‘choppers’ are based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and are also deployed to other areas of Queensland. Senior Sergeant Pam Leech is the Officer in Charge of POLAIR Queensland and will present at this week’s Sunday Lecture Series. Senior Sergeant Leech will outline the variety of technology fitted to POLAIR 1 & 2 such as Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and Searchlight…Find out more »
*Please note that images and/or names of Indigenous people, now deceased, are contained within this post and our collection.* Tracing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Family History Using Police Records Sunday, 28 October 2018 | 11:00am to 12:30pm Police HQ, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 FREE ENTRY Kathy Frankland is the Manager of Community and Personal Histories, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. Kathy will present an overview of the control of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people in…Find out more »