Romanesque Churches: Corpus Christi Church and the Holy Name Cathedral.

Romanesque Churches: Corpus Christi Church and the Holy Name Cathedral.

WHEN: Sunday, 26 May 2013

TIME: 1.00pm

WHERE: The Commissariat Store, Royal Historical Society of Queensland. 115 William Street, Brisbane.

 

In collaboration with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland and as part of the Italian Presence in  Queensland  feature, guest speaker is Peter Connell, Director of the Mercy Heritage Centre, Brisbane. presents ‘Romanesque Churches: Corpus Christi Church and the Holy Name Cathedral.’

During the years 1912 to 1927, the Catholic Church undertook a building program of enormous proportions. Two Romanesque style buildings from the late 1920s provide interesting insights into the ambitions and influences of the incomparable Archbishop James Duhig. Please contact the The Commissariat Store to make a booking on  (07) 3221 4198 


Full Program of Events 

 
RHSQ At HOME  Sunday 26 May 2013 as part of Italian Week
Entry fee $5.00, $3 concession. Children free. 
 
11.30 Registration
12.00 Welcome by the President of the Society
12.10 Guest speaker is Davide Cottone author of Canecutter, a novel based on his father’s life story. 
‘Davide’s father Carmelo Cottone’s entire life story, from his birth in Agira, Italy, to escaping the Fascist dictatorship and coming to Australia by boat with next-to-nothing, to starting a cane farm in Babinda, returning to Italy to find his wife, being interned as a Prisoner of War in Adelaide, and fathering 3 boys in the Far North Queensland jungle.’ (Northern Herald, 18.4.2013)
 
1.00 Guest speaker is Peter Connell, Director of the Mercy Heritage Centre, Brisbane.
‘Romanesque Churches: Corpus Christi Church and the Holy Name Cathedral.’
During the years 1912 to 1927, the Catholic Church undertook a building program of enormous proportions. Two Romanesque style buildings from the late 1920s provide interesting insights into the ambitions and influences of the incomparable Archbishop James Duhig.
2.00-3.00 Afternoon tea (gold coin donation) and tours of The Italian Presence exhibition with Ms Lisa Pavarini will be available. 
3.00 Close
 
Peter Connell
BA (Anth), GradDip AppHeritStds, MMusmSt
 
Peter has worked in museums and archives for over seventeen years and has been the Director of the Mercy Heritage Centre, All Hallows’ Convent, since 2001.  
 
He has served as an Executive Director of Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network (2005 – 2008), and as a Committee Member of the Museum Historians’ National Network (2006 – 2010).  
 
Peter has published articles through the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society and the Brisbane History Group; and presented conference papers for Museums Australia (Canberra; Adelaide), Australasian Mercy Archivists (Sydney; Brisbane), and the Mercy International Association Archives Committee (San Francisco).  
BA (Anthropology), Graduate Diploma in Applied Heritage Studies (Built Heritage and Museology), Masters in Museum Studies.

 

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