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Out of the Port: Queensland house histories

Event Information

  • 16 May 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

Discover how the wetlands, forests and clay of the Mary River helped shape the architecture of Maryborough, and how your own home may have been influenced by the environment. Leading historian and architect Don Watson examines how local building traditions in Maryborough relate to surveys undertaken prior to the discovery of gold in Gympie.

Brisbane City Council archivist Annabel Lloyd and Mary Howells, historian in the Heritage Branch of the Department of Environment and Resource Management, will reveal the resources which help in researching the history of a house.

This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management.