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July 2019

‘Town Hall, City Hall, and the old Brisbane Municipal Council’, by Denver Beanland

July 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The topic covers the Brisbane Municipal Council, which is older than the Colony of Queensland, with its years full of great controversy over the construction of the Town Hall and then later the City Hall. The topic covers both the Town Hall and City Hall. The City Hall when constructed was called ‘The Million Pound Town Hall’. The book “Brisbane – Australia’s New World City: A history of the old Town Hall, City Hall, and the Brisbane City Council 1985…

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August 2019

EKKA PUBLIC HOLIDAY: MUSEUM CLOSED

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Knots & Fields: music by Bartók, Shostakovich and Kurtág

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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$22 – $28

'Fragments' is an international collaboration of leading Australian and Hungarian artists with a focus on showcasing the chamber music of the most influential Hungarian composers of the 20th and 21st century - Bartók, Ligeti, Kodály, and Kurtág. Performances combine soprano, violin, cello, and piano to showcase virtuosic works, Australian premieres, and new cutting-edge visual techniques designed to enhance the musical experience and accessibility to this rarely heard music. Knots & Fields: music by Bartók, Shostakovich and Kurtág Judit Molnár - soprano, Brieley Cutting…

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Annual Seminar – Exploration: Sea, Sky and Land in Queensland

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Papers: Dr Denver Beanland: Connections in charting the Great Barrier Reef, 1770-1850 / Stephen Sheaffe: Captain Samuel Ashmore, navigator and marine surveyor / Bill Kitson: With Great Zeal: Charting the Qld Coast, 1860-1913 / Ian Jempson: The Mystery of John Oxley's Field Books - solved /  Dr Ray Kerkhove: The Casual Explorer: unknown and lesser-known expeditions of South-East Queensland / Prof John Pearn: Exploring the Heavens: Historical Vignettes from Queensland Read more about the papers, and download the program. Morning…

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September 2019

“To Work the Fair Ones Orderly and Well”

September 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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The Management of Female Convict Labour at the Penal Station of Moreton Bay by Tasmin O'Connor For 18 years the settlement of Moreton Bay was a closed penal station, denying access to the free and freedom to the bond. Life on the settlement was defined by its founding principal - the need to put the terror back in the system. Some 2,000 convicts passed through Moreton Bay, the majority served between 7 and 14 years hard labour in chains and…

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