2024 Village of Brisbane
14/07/24
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Brisbane Powerhouse

NEW FARM’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Please note: While the tickets for this session are now fully booked, Brisbane Open House welcomes you to drop in, even if you haven’t registered. It’s first come, first served, so please come early!

Session 1 – 9:00AM – 10:30AM

Cr Vicki Howard will open the Speaker Series

Followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Gaja Kerry Charlton –  an Elder and traditional owner from south-east Queensland.
  • Ray Kerkhove – an independent consultant who specialises in reconstructing Indigenous site histories across southern Queensland. His work embraces Indigenous resource use, social history and conflict sites.
  • Gerard Benjamin, author of the popular books Reflections on New Farm and Homes with History, history columnist for Village Voice and New Farm & District Historical Society member.
  • Peter Roy – Brisbane City Council architect who headed up the Brisbane City Council Architectural Design Section between 1991 and 2001, and led the multidisciplinary design team on the redevelopment of the Brisbane Powerhouse between 1997 and 2001. Peter Roy also had a hand on other BPH projects up to 2015.
  • Chaired by Robert Allen, author and professional historian . Robert has written commissioned histories of several of Brisbane’s oldest hotels and theaters and conducts guided tours of historic buildings and precincts.

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