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

 

Latest news and events

Who was Sigma?

April 3rd, 2020
Sigma is the pen-name adopted by Henry James Symes, a colourful character who first came to Queensland in the early 1850s. Christened Henry James Hyde, Sigma adopted the surname Symes when he jumped ship in Melbourne around 1850 and shortly after made his way to the Darling Downs region droving cattle. His occupations included, farmer, […] Read more

Read about the life of Elise Barney, Brisbane’s first postmistress

February 21st, 2020
Elise Barney (nee Rivers) was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1815 and died on 5 July 1883 in Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia. Elise was appointed as the first full-time female postmistress at Brisbane (1855-1863), following the death of her husband Leiut. John Edward Barney. John and Elise Barney arrived in Queensland in 1848. Go to […] Read more

New Projects Published

February 19th, 2020
Read about lesser known early expeditions in south-east Queensland and mapping Native Police patrols in our nearly published projects. Read more

HGRC hosts Indyana Horobin under HURIP

February 18th, 2020
Indyana Horobin was awarded a research internship by the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science (HLSS) as part of the 2019-2020 Humanities Undergraduate Research Intern Program (HURIP), and completed a short-term internship with the Harry Gentle Resource Centre (HGRC) which is affiliated with the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR). Internships provide […] Read more

Queensland Maritime Museum Exhibition

January 19th, 2020
Queensland Maritime Museum’s exhibition, The Land and Dreams … Over the Seas to Queensland, explores the history of immigration to our State covering the first free British settlers, to those immigrants of all nationalities fleeing war torn Europe. Learn about their personal journeys as you explore artefacts like ships, sea chests, diaries and photographs and […] Read more