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February 2022

Uncovering a Lost Culture: Australian Convict Dance 1788-1840

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free – $10

Although it was recognised that convicts brought their popular culture when transported to colonial Australia, little was known of the details. Dr Heather Blasdale Clarke has investigated the culture of dance and music which was important for these forced migrants by examining Old Bailey Court Transcripts, Medical Journals from convict ships, newspaper reports in the colony, and contemporary art and literature. These resources have revealed a remarkable amount of information about non-elite music and dance in the late 18th and…

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Queensland’s Earliest Surveyors: Who, What and Where

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$25 – $35

The President and Council of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invite you to this conference to commemorate some of Queensland's most significant early surveyors. Speakers: Bill Kitson – Preserving Queensland’s Surveying Heritage Brad Dalton – Matthew Flinders: A Life Well Travelled Darryl Low Choy – Mapping the Way: Military Surveyors of the Queensland Colonial Era Peter Wade – The Early Surveyors of Moreton Bay Graham Jensen - 'Renaissance Man': Surveyor Cecil Twisden Bedford Stephen Sheaffe – The Trial and…

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Convict Music and Dance Concert

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free

In conjunction with our new exhibition, 'Dancing in Fetters: The Culture of Convict Dance,' you are invited to a concert of convict music and dance, led by exhibition curator Dr Heather Clarke. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government Visions of Australia funding. Please note that we are complying with the Queensland Government’s public health and social measures. This means that anyone who is vaccinated is welcome to enter the museum so…

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March 2022

Early Queensland Maritime History

March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

The coast of Queensland was the world’s last major coastline to be explored. The earliest European discoveries are examined and how these were received by the major powers of the day. Following settlement in Port Jackson in 1788, great interest was shown in what lay to the north and this opened a new era in maritime exploration. The types of ships and crews involved are examined, ranging from the earliest type of sailing ship to the arrival of steam in…

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April 2022

An Historical Overview of the Queensland Ambulance

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Free – $10

Today, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) operates as a state-wide service within Queensland Health, and is accountable for the delivery of pre-hospital ambulance response services, emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital patient care and transport services, inter-facility ambulance transport, casualty room services, and planning and coordination of multi-casualty incidents and disasters. The QAS now delivers ambulance services from 302 response locations through 15 Ambulance Districts geographically aligned with Queensland Health’s Hospital and Health Services’ boundaries. The QAS has a proud history of…

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