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2019 Australian Heritage Festival


Travel back in time and celebrate the history of Moreton Bay through the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

Spokesperson for Lifestyle and Amenity Denise Sims said Moreton Bay Region Libraries would celebrate the festival - Connecting People, Places and the Past as part of their annual history seminar at North Lakes Community Centre in coming weeks.

“The Australian Heritage Festival brings to life all chapters of Australian culture and history, telling the stories of diverse and distinctive experiences that make up our communities,” Cr Sims said.

“This year’s theme is Connecting People, Places and the Past and will feature three local speakers as well as displays from local historical societies in our region.”

Cr Sims said the history of South Sea Islanders and the role they played as part of Queensland’s sugar industry would be presented by Cara Downs from the National Archives of Australia.

“We also have this year Dr Jennifer Harrison, a Research Fellow with the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland, who will explore the idea there are many pasts in the past - revisiting stories and memories of the region by connecting history with people and places.

“Paul Dielemans, a PhD research candidate at the University of Queensland, will examine the impact Queensland architect Frank Cullen had on the landscape of the Redcliffe Peninsula - focussing on the years after World War II, examining seaside resorts, holiday carnivals and modern Catholic schools.”

The Australian Heritage Festival will be held at the North Lakes Community Centre between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Thursday 16 May.

Visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/libraries/Events/Moreton-Bay-History-Seminar-NL for more information. Bookings are essential.


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