Trust Talks in Ipswich

Mid-Century Ipswich - An Exploration

Mid-Century Ipswich explores the growth of new suburbs and the changing streetscapes of Ipswich between the years 1946 and 1969.

This was a period that saw Ipswich houses move away from the classic Queenslander, as housing styles transitioned from the Austerity designs of the immediate post-war era to architecturally designed Mid-Century Modern classics.Illustrated with photographs from the Ipswich Libraries Picture Ipswich collection, historian and digital archivist Melanie Rush will weave a history of Ipswich in the middle of the 20th century, as she re-evaluates a a style of house design that, until now, has often gone unappreciated.

Melanie Rush is the recently appointed Digital Archivist and historian for the Ipswich Libraries Picture Ipswich collection. Born and raised in Ipswich, Melanie has had a lifelong obsession with history and has been an active member of the Ipswich Regional Branch of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) for over fifteen years.Image: Gardens of Coyne Street, Leichardt, Ipswich, 1963. From the Picture Ipswich collection.Melanie’s talk will be followed by morning tea and a chance to chat and ask questions.The general meeting of the Ipswich Regional Branch will commence at 11 am. All members are invited to attend.

Cost: Free – you must book through EventBrite.


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