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Seminars

Following is an alphabetical listing of seminars and workshops held at Queensland State Archives, Runcorn, and at external venues.

A listing of seminars and workshops by date is available under Events.
ArchivesSearch
Date: Tuesday 29 October 2013​ ​ ​

Time: 10 am - 11 am​​
Location:​ Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 2
Details:​
This seminar provides researchers with an introduction to our searchable catalogue ArchivesSearch which can be accessed online or in the Public Search Room at Queensland State Archives. 
Entry is free. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au
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ArchivesSearch, Advanced
Date: Tuesday 10 December 2013​ ​ ​
Time: 10 am -11 am
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 2
Details:
Discover how to get the best out of ArchivesSearch, the Queensland State Archives’ online catalogue. This seminar will teach you more advanced techniques to locate records of interest and will give useful tips for finding what you want. 
Entry is free. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au
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Crime and Punishment
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Photographic record, description and criminal history of Abert Kleinhans, 16 March 1926

Seminar:
Monday 2 September 2013, Brisbane City Council Library, Carina
To book, call the Brisbane City Council Library, Carina on 07 3407 1873
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Thursday 19 September 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Burpengary
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Burpengary on 07 3888 5366
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Saturday 21 September 2013, Brisbane City Council Library, Brisbane Square
To book, call the Brisbane City Council Library on 07 3403 8888
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Wednesday 16 October 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Albany Creek
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Albany Creek on 07 3264 5267
Seminar: Thursday 14 November 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, North Lakes
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, North Lakes on 07 3480 9900
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Wednesday 27 November 2013, Brisbane City Council Library, Wynnum
To book, call the Brisbane City Council Library on 07 3403 8888
Details: Following on from the popular 'Murder at the Archives' seminar which focused on serious crime, Queensland State Archives’ 'Crime and Punishment' seminar takes a look at other records dealing with the 'lighter side' of crime and focuses on less serious petty crimes and misdemeanours and their punishment in Queensland. The talk includes school, court, police and other fascinating historical records such as the St Helena prisoner records from the 1830s. From fines to floggings discover how your ancestors broke the law and what punishment was meted out. An experienced archivist will present the talk and be available to ask family history questions relating to the seminar topic.
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Deciphering old handwriting workshop​
Seminar:​ Thursday 19 September 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, North Lakes
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, North Lakes on 07 3480 9900
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Seminar:​ Wednesday 13 November 2013, Brisbane City Council Library, Chermside
To book, call the Brisbane City Council Library on 07 3403 8888
Seminar:​ Wednesday 11 December 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Caboolture
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Caboolture on 07 5433 2000
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Details: Queensland State Archives is presenting a workshop on how to read old handwriting with examples of old handwritten text from records in Queensland State Archives' collection. Come along to learn the tips and tricks needed to read archival documents and enhance your research skills. This is a good workshop for anyone interesting in transcribing and indexing old records.
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Getting Started​
Date: Tuesday 19 November 2013​
Time:​ 10 am - 12 noon
Location:​ Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 2​​
Details:​
Learn about the Queensland State Archives collection and how best to find the information you are seeking. This seminar, presented by one of our experienced reference archivists, provides you with the basis you need to start your research at Queensland State Archives. The seminar includes a short tour.
Entry is free. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.
If you are unable to attend this seminar, please view the Getting Started PowerPoint presentation (PPT, 4.8MB).​
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Introduction to Queensland State Archives and its records
Date: Thursday 5 September 2013​ ​ ​ Convict Register
Location: Ipswich City Council Library, Ipswich
Bookings:​ To book, call the Ipswich City Council Library, Ipswich on 07 3810 6815
Details: Queensland States Archives will be presenting a seminar introducing the organisation and its records at the Ipswich branch of the Ipswich City Council Library on Thursday 5 September 2013. In this seminar, learn about the records available in Queensland State Archives' collection and how to start doing your research.
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Morning Tea with Director, Collections and Access​
Date: Tuesday 29 October 2013​ ​ 
Time: 11 am - 12 noon​
Location:​ Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 1​
Details:
Come and have a cup of tea or coffee with your fellow researchers and Maureen Sullivan, Director, Collections and Access. Share your stories on research undertaken at Queensland State Archives.
To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.
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Murder at the Archives / Getting the most out of Queensland State Archives' online resources
Date: Friday 11 October 2013​ ​ ​ 'Great Queensland'

Location: Toowoomba​
Bookings: Numbers are limited, bookings essential. For more information and to book, contact Jayne Fitzpatrick (Toowoomba Local History Library) on 07 4688 6150
Details: You can choose the session(s) you would like to attend for this event. The event schedule for the sessions is:

Murder at the Archives: 11 am - 12.15 pm
Getting the most out of Queensland State Archives' online resources: 1.30 pm - 2.45 pm
Hands on help: 3 pm - 4 pm 

'Murder at the Archives' is an informative seminar which explores the darker side of society looking at police, court and prison records relating to serious crimes such as murder and manslaughter. Examples of historic records relating to the Gatton Murders, a Kingaroy crime of passion and a Brisbane murder-suicide are included.
The 'Getting the most out of Queensland State Archives' online resources' seminar will provide an overview of the Queensland State Archives website and ArchivesSearch catalogue and includes a practical demonstration detailing what can be found and how to find it.
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Murder at the Archives
Seminar: Wednesday 18 September 2013, Queensland Family History Society, Gaythorne
To book, call the Queensland Family History Society on 07 3355 3369   ​​
Murder in the Archives
Seminar: Thursday 10 October 2013, Bribie Island RSL Club​
Seminar: Wednesday 16 October 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Strathpine
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Strathpine on 07 3480 6698
Details:​
The 'Murder at the Archives' seminar is presented by one of Queensland State Archives' experienced archivists. This informative seminar explores the darker side of society looking at police, court and prison records relating to serious crimes such as murder and manslaughter. Examples of historic records relating to the Gatton Murders, a Kingaroy crime of passion and a Brisbane murder-suicide are included.
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Nursing in Queensland​
Date: Tuesday 5 November 2013​ ​ ​ Salary, Free Board, Free Uniforms, The Most Honourable and Humane of all Professions.
Time: 10 am - 11 am​
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 2​
Details:

Learn about nursing in Queensland and the interesting records and images that can be found in the Queensland State Archives' collection. This seminar, presented by one of our experienced reference archivists, explores the information available to those interested in the nursing profession with examples of historic records highlighted in Queensland State Archives foyer exhibition, The Most Honourable and Humane Profession: Nursing in Queensland, which charts the history of nursing since the late 1800s. The exhibition itself displays documents, photos, medical artefacts and video to reveal the fascinating and often unrecognised work and commitment of nurses and the nursing profession.
Entry is free. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.

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Our Own Piece of Dirt - Real Estate records
Date:​
Tuesday 10 September 2013
​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 2220: Selectors Homestead, 1897
Location:
Gold Coast City Council Library, Southport
Bookings: To book, call the Gold Coast City Council Library, Southport on 07 5581 7200
Details: This seminar presented by an experienced archivist looks at the variety of real estate records available in the Queensland State Archives' collection and explores the information available to those interested in their family history or the history of their home or block of land. Examples of historic records are included in the seminar.
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Records of Trades and Professions - Your Ancestors; Life on the Job
Date: Monday 16 September 2013 ​ ​ Queensland Police Force Commissioner and two officers, c 1949
Time: 10 am - 12 noon
Location:​ Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane
Details:​
This seminar explores the many types of employment recorded in the Queensland State Archives' collection including photographs, exams papers, trade certificates and barristers' rolls. This is an image-rich seminar presented by an experienced archivist who will provide research tips and tricks to locate those records 'on the job'. To book, please call the Genealogical Society of Queensland on 07 3891 5085.​​
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South Sea Islander seminar

Date: Thursday 29 August 2013 ​ ​ South Sea Islanders in the field at Bundaberg, c 1870-1900

Location: Fraser Coast Regional Council Library, Maryborough
Bookings: To book, please call the Fraser Coast Regional Council Library, Maryborough on 07 4190 5788
Details: This seminar will highlight some of the records from Queensland State Archives' collection that document the arrival and employment of South Sea Islander people. Come join one of Queensland State Archives' experienced reference archivists for this seminar on the records of South Sea Islanders in Queensland.
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World War I and other records
Front cover of The New South Wales Red Cross Record, April 1917
Seminar: Friday 25 October 2013, Brisbane City Council Library, Carindale
To book, call the Brisbane City Council Library on 07 3403 8888
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Seminar:​​ Thursday 14 November 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Burpengary
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Burpengary on 07 3888 5366
Seminar: Monday 2 December 2013, Brisbane City Council Library, Wynnum
To book, call the Brisbane City Council Library on 07 3403 8888​
Seminar: Wednesday 11 December 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Bribie Island
To book, call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Bribie Island on 07 3408 1388
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Details:​
This seminar will highlight some of the records from Queensland State Archives' collection that document Queensland’s interaction with the events of World War I and World War II. The seminar will also examine some of the records relating to the bunker located during excavations in the Brisbane CBD.
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For further details about Public Events, email the Manager, Public Access or phone 07 3131 7777.



Last updated 28 August 2013