Throughout April, PHA (Qld) member Dr Anne Monsour presented a number of engaging programs across Brisbane highlighting several facets of Queensland’s Lebanese heritage.
On April 9, Miegunyah House Museum hosted Dr Monsour’s talk, “Not two steps behind but side by side’, which explored the experience of Lebanese and Syrian women who migrated to Australia, and the transformative roles that they played both socially and politically. On April 22, the Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Australian Lebanese Historical Association (Qld) Inc. collaborated to present a seminar detailing Lebanese life, culture and heritage. Over 80 guests attended the days’ programs, which included talks from Dr Anne Monsour, Yvonne Matta, and Katrin Hurlimann-Graham from the Queensland State Archives.
The seminar also celebrated the Commissariat Store Museum’s new exhibit, Ties that Bind, which is curated by Dr Monsour. The exhibition is currently on display at the Commissariat Store Museum in William Street, Brisbane.