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Turning the Pages: A History of Libraries in Queensland

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25 – $35

It is a pleasure to announce that the RHSQ is convening a half day conference on the history of the important libraries in Queensland to be held on Saturday 11 March 2023 at the Commissariat Store. The conference is titled Turning the Pages: A History of Important Libraries in Queensland. Eminent historians will present papers on the history of these libraries including two presenters on the Fryer, two on the John Oxley, one paper on the Parliamentary and one on the Welsby library.


The Programme

  • 9.00: Registration.
  • 9.25: Welcome by President Dr Denver Beanland AM.

Session One: 9.30-11.00, Chair: Simon Farley

  • 9.30-10.00 am: Dr Mark Cryle (Fryer Library)
  • 10.00-10.30 am: Dr Melanie Piddocke (Fryer Library)
  • 10.30-11.00: Cecelia Ryan and Ruth Nitkiewicz (Parliamentary Library)

Morning Tea: 11.00-11.30

Session Two: 11.30-1.00, Chair: Vice President: Matthew Rowe

  • 11.30-12.00: Carolyn Nolan (John Oxley Library)
  • 12.00-12.30: Gavin Bannerman (John Oxley Library)
  • 12.30-1.00: Ruth Kerr and Kay Cohen (Welsby Library)

Close by Stephen Sheaffe AM


March 11
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$25 – $35


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


Commissariat Store Museum
115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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