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October 2020

‘Stone & Ink’ in Designs, Devils, Details: the Queensland Government Printing Office

October 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Join historian Matthew Wengert and writer Louise Martin-Chew 'In Conversation' about their research into the Queensland Government Printing Office, focusing specifically on 'Stone & Ink’, as signified by the carved devil gargoyle's above the George Street entrance to the QGPO building, and the rivers of black fluid that coursed through the place over a century and a half. Social distancing will be in place and seating is limited to 30 places; please book your seat here. Due to COVID-19 and…

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November 2020

The Australians in Bomber Command in WWII

November 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

More than 10,000 young, bright, highly trained Australian air crew, many from Queensland, went to the UK and served with Bomber Command in WWII nearly all under the Empire Air Training Scheme. Of the 55,000 who "failed to return", 3,486 were Australians. This is 20% of Australia's killed in action in WWII. Many died in training accidents. Some RAAF Squadrons suffered three times their total numbers; the highest percentage deaths for any Australian unit ever. Politics played a role in…

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Ngalda Ngadja – Annual conference

November 21, 2020 @ 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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Ngalda Ngadja Held on the Occasion of The 250-Year Commemoration of Lieutenant James Cook RN and his HMB Endeavour Voyage northwards along the east coast of Queensland. Registration will begin at 8.15 am for the conference to commence at 9am Proudly sponsored by the Queensland Government The conference is available to watch in person or by livestream. Please go here to book your ticket and for more information.

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December 2020

Thomas Domville Taylor and Early Days on The Downs

December 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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English-born Thomas John Domville Taylor arrived on the Darling Downs by 1842, making him one of the earliest European settlers in the region. While living and working on his property Tummaville, Taylor kept a visual record of the world around him in the form of pencil sketches. Today, these sketches provide some of the earliest insights into life on the Downs. Join art historian Timothy Roberts as he explores Taylor's life in Australia both from historic sources and Taylor's extraordinary…

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Separation Day Dinner

December 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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We are pleased to announce that the postponed Queensland Day Dinner will now be held on Separation Day, Thursday 10 December at The Brisbane Club. Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex OAM, FQA, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques will be the guest speaker. Please go here to download the invitation and payment slip.

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