Thursday, 2 June 2016

Heritage Leaders Workshop, 2016 State Library of Queensland.

The opening of the State Library of Queensland Heritage Leaders Workshop, 2016.
Fraser Coast Libraries were honoured to be invited by Rachael Browning, Coordinator Projects QANZAC, to present at the 2016 State Library of Queensland Heritage Leaders Workshop.  On the 12th May, 2016  a library representative travelled to Brisbane to share our Historypin partnership with Maryborough, Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc.  Maryborough Museum curators Ken Brooks and Marilyn Jensen also attended.

Ken Brooks- Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum;Marilyn Jensen - Wide Bay Hospital Museum and Anne Scheu- Coordinator Distributed Collections State Library of Queensland;Heritage Leaders Workshop, 2016.
The day began with Ian Townsend, author and journalist and Professor Bruce Scates FASSA, Chair of History and Director, Australian Studies, National Centre for Australian Studies discussing the revelation of servicemen’s medical records after the war. The topic was Beyond Gallipoli: New research into the memory of the Great War- What happened when the guns stopped firing? How did Australian service men and women bring the war home with them and what was the cost of that conflict to our entire community?  It was discussed how the medical histories enlarge whilst challenging family and national narratives of war.

A summary of Community projects followed :

Spotlight on recent regional Queensland First World War projects

• Kristine Patterson, research volunteer, Zara Clark Museum Charters Towers, National Trust of Australia (Queensland),Those dratted socks

• Annette Burns, Local History Librarian, Townsville City Libraries, Memories for a New Generation: Townsville Remembers World War 1

• Elisabeth Gondwe, North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, Stradbroke 100: Remembering North Stradbroke

Islanders Overseas and at Home During the First World War

• Ken Keith, Douglas Shire Historical Society, Douglas Shire’s Diggers in WWI – where to and what then?

• Ashley Reid, Vice President Country Hospital Museum, WWI Local Nurses: Who were they?

Rachael Browning, Coordinator Projects QANZAC, State Library of Queensland.
Connecting the lines and dots was the session attended by the Fraser Coast Libraries representative.

Collaboration, co-creation and the use of data to produce First World War projects with creativity and impact were investigated.

Gregory Cope, Assistant Director Access and Communication, National Archives of Australia discussed the Discovering Anzacs website and challenges of dealing with information that has not been entered in a consistent manner.
Greg Cope, National Archives of Australia.

Margaret Warren, Coordinator, Discovery Services discussed linking things using code to draw information out of other data bases. 
Margaret Warren, Coordinator Discovery Services.
Fraser Coast Libraries' representative presented in the session titled:Learn how you can share your community First World War stories and personal histories on Historypin with Avril Fazel, Community leader, Blackall to Battle and Back and the Local History Librarian Noosa. We had over 40 people in our session.
Kathy Shilvock, Fraser Coast Libraries, Historypin partnerships for digital access presentation.

The final session was Expressions of memory: Creative responses to commemoration:

• Elaine Acworth, Q ANZAC 100 Fellow and playwright, My Father’s Wars

• Daniel Evans, writer and director, One Hundred and One Stories, Queensland Music Festival

• Tom Nicholson, artist, Comparative Monument (Palestine).

It was a fantastic opportunity to network with other heritage buffs and learn about the astounding number of projects running throughout the state.
Tags #Frasercoastlibraries #Historypin #Qanzac100 #SLQ #partnerships #BrennanandGeraghtys #Widebayhospitalmuseum

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The power of cooperation combined with great use of technology is inspiring. I am aware of people who have served in war who will not march at ceremonies as they perceive the fine line between glorification of war and respect for our past. This achievement is a beautiful way of allowing sharing and for those who feel or have been involved strongly to choose their own level of participation. It also allows those who perceive themselves as untouched or uninvolved to realise we are all connected.
Thank you