Curator Conversation: Robert Shiels

Robert Shiels presents Ipswich, Queensland's Railway City

Curator Conversation is a series of entertaining talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell.  

Ipswich, the birthplace of rail in Queensland, has been a railway city for 156 years. Our railway past can tell us a lot about who we are and why our city is the way it is today.

This talk will examine the history and development of the major railway workshops across Ipswich, as well as the various lines and sidings that once crisscrossed the city.

As well as being an important centre for the Queensland Government Railways, Ipswich also had a number of large private firms that contributed to Queensland's railway development and these will be discussed also.  

When: Wednesday 1 June, 2:00pm
Theme: Robert Shiels presents - Ipswich, Queensland's Railway City
Cost: FREE with admission.

Rob is a curator at The Workshops Rail Museum, where he has worked since 2006 in a number of different roles including visitor services, public programs and collection management. 

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Workers leaving the main gate of the Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1969

Workers leaving the main gate of the Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1969. Image courtesy Ipswich Collection. 

 

Event Details

Dates
01 June 2022, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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