Changing Landscapes of Ipswich

Saturday 2 September 2023

Do you want to know more about the early days in Ipswich which was then called Limestone?

Join us for a one-day seminar with leading academics and professionals, who will highlight important issues about our First Nations history, our Convict connections and early European settlement and buildings..

The morning sessions will be presented by Dr Margaret Baguley, Dr Martin Kerby, Dr Ray Kerkhove and Dr Serena Love with a focus on First Nations history.

Dr Baguley and Kerby will present on “Conversations and Challenges: Frontier War Memorials and the Community”,

Dr Kerkhove will introduce the topic “Reconstructing Resistance: locating frontier war incidents in the Ipswich and Lockyer Region;

Dr. Serena Love, Shaylene Saltner and Jamarah Carr Smith will present Aboriginal training in Cultural Heritage Management.

Jan Richardson’s talk ‘From Mauritians to ex-Vandemonians: the contribution of convicts to the early history of Ipswich will provide a fascinating insight into our convict past.

Listen to Marianne Taylor, The House Detective in an informative presentation on ‘The Changing Houses of Ipswich’.


Event details

Saturday 2 September 2023


9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Event Space 3

1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich

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Registrations required


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