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Out of the Port: Does heritage have a future?

Event Information

  • 24 Oct 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place
  • South Bank
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free, bookings required slq.eventbrite.com or 07 3840 7768

Join us for a lively panel discussion with Queensland identities national broadcaster Richard Fidler; author and social commentator Benjamin Law; journalist Kathleen Noonan; author, feminist and educator dr dale spender AM; and facilitator Dr Kate Evans about the relevance of heritage in the digital age.

This is one of the events being held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. The Act allows us to take stock of our precious heritage places and provides protection to places that might otherwise have been lost.

Heritage places help us define what it means to be a Queenslander. The panellists will explore this idea and provide insights about what heritage means to them now, and what will be valued in the future.

This is an Out of the Port free talk presented by the State Library's John Oxley Library and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.