Exhibition successfully launched, will continue for about 3 months. Don’t miss it!
The Ties that bind exhibition, a collaboration between the Australian Lebanese Historical Society and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, was launched on Saturday 22 April at the Commissariat Store Museum, William Street Brisbane to a full house.
The RHSQ President, Dean Prangley welcomed everyone and then Senator Claire Moore and Mr Anthony Torbey, the Honorary Consul of Lebanon launched the exhibition and seminar.
The seminar programme was well received. The three speakers, Dr Anne Monsour (president of Australian Lebanese Historical Society), Katrin Hurlimann-Graham (Queensland State Archives) and Yvonne Matta (author of No Stone unturned), were followed by a panel of Lebanese Queenslanders, Antoine Ghanem, Hana Torbey, Stefan Ackerie and Mona Obeid, who spoke about their personal experiences of leaving Lebanon and adjusting to life in Australia.
There was a great deal of conversation as people enjoyed some Lebanese food, savoury and sweet.
The exhibition will remain at the Commissariat for approximately three months so if you missed the launch, it is still possible catch the exhibition.
The ALHS would like to express its appreciation to the RHSQ for curating and hosting the exhibition and to all those who contributed to exhibition and to making the launch such a success.
Exhibition Venue: Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William Street Brisbane Qld.
Exhibition Times: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
Cost: Adults, $7; Concession, $5; Family, $14; Group, $5pp