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Miegunyah House Museum

Lecture: ‘Civilising Brisbane’

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Lady Diamantina Bowen, Sister Ellen Whitty and Eliza O’Connell battled indifference and prejudice to improve healthcare, the arts and education in Brisbane.

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Lecture: ‘Civilising Brisbane’
Lecture: ‘Civilising Brisbane’

Time & Location

14 Aug 2022, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Miegunyah House Museum, 35 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006, Australia

About the event

‘Civilising Brisbane’ 

Speaker: Duncan Richardson

Time: 1.30 pm for 2 pm start

Cost: $10 Members/ $15 non-Members. Afternoon tea is included.

RSVP: Please contact the Secretary on 0408 355 198 or email qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Lady Diamantina Bowen, Sister Ellen Whitty and Eliza O’Connell battled indifference and prejudice to improve healthcare, the arts and education in Brisbane. These ladies often worked together, and their letters and diaries reveal a fascinating story of struggle to improve lives in a rapidly growing town. 

As well as teaching in various countries, Duncan Richardson has published fiction works, plays, several children’s books and has run writing workshops for both adults and children. Civilising Brisbane is the third book about Brisbane following Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864 (2017) and Captives of the Spanish Lady, a reflection on the flu quarantine in 1919.

 

Tickets

  • Member ticket

    Ticket includes afternoon tea.

    $10.00
  • Non member ticket

    Ticket price includes afternoon tea.

    $15.00

Total

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