Activities at the Queensland State Archives

Activities at the Queensland State Archives

‘Birdcage of the Bay: St Helena Island prison’
The Queensland State Archives has a free exhibition titled ‘Birdcage of the Bay: St Helena Island Prison’ running until 12 October 2019. Explore a virtual reality recreation of the St Helena Prison stockade, discover original artefacts from the island, or try and solve the life-size prison doors puzzle. Read more

Stop motion studio
On Tuesday 25 September 2019 a ‘Stop Motion’ drop-in workshop will operate to teach the basics of stop motion animation. Ipswich-based print and digital artist Bec Lewis will take you on a journey of storytelling and instruct you on how to create your own stop-motion film. Read more

Brisbane Open House
Go behind the scenes where nearly 200 years of Queensland history is kept. As part of Brisbane Open House, QSA is offering free hourly tours on Saturday 12 October 2019. Starting from the exhibition space, guests will be guided through the repositories, conservation laboratory and digital scanning facilities. Read more

 

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Domestic ‘forts’ in frontier wars

May 31st, 2021
Heather Burke, Ray Kerkhove, Lynley Wallis, Bryce Barker & Cathy Keys, ‘Nervous Nation: fear, conflict and narratives of fortified domestic architecture on the Queensland frontier,’ Aboriginal History Vol. 40 (2020), pp.22-52. Colonists’ fear of retaliation by the Aboriginal peoples whose traditional lands they had forcibly dispossessed manifested itself in domestic defensive strategies across Queensland. This […] Read more

HGRC QSA seminar 10 June 2021

May 29th, 2021
“In support of the Commandants: subaltern officers of the Moreton Bay settlement, 1824-1850”. Hear Griffith University Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, discuss his research on the junior officers who served at Moreton Bay and whose roles have been mostly eclipsed by their better known commanding officers. The seminare will run from 12.30 to 1.30 pm on […] Read more

Collective Memory and Memorial in an Urban Space: Queens Park and Cunningham’s Knoll, Ipswich

April 13th, 2021
This project conducts historical fieldwork by visiting and walking through localities and heritage sites relevant to convict Moreton Bay and the commandant Patrick Logan. In July 2020 I made the first of these field visits and drove to Queen’s Park and Cunningham’s Knoll in Ipswich. My findings, in the case of the Queen’s Park and […] Read more

The Queensland Native Mounted Police Research Database

March 19th, 2021
The Queensland Native Mounted Police operated between 1849 and 1904. It was organised along paramilitary lines, consisting of detachments of Aboriginal troopers led by white officers. It operated across the whole of Queensland and was explicitly constituted to protect the lives, livelihoods and property of settlers and to prevent (and punish) any Aboriginal aggression or […] Read more

Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

February 10th, 2021
A visit to the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying is well worthwhile. Located at 317 Edward Street, Brisbane the museum collects and exhibits material relating to the surveying of Queensland and the maps created. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm and is closed on public holidays. Admission […] Read more