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dc.contributor.authorRoennfeldt, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T00:47:32Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T00:47:32Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1321-8166en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/qre.2018.10en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380918
dc.description.abstractDuring its 125-year history, the South Brisbane Municipal Chambers (Old Town Hall) has had numerous custodians and functions. Designed as a prominent landmark directly across the Brisbane River from the Queensland Parliament building, its ornate architectural features make it a unique example of late colonial extravagance. With the absorption of the City of South Brisbane into the greater Brisbane City Council in 1925, the building lost its original purpose, but was subsequently deployed in various ways. After serving as a Council Works Depot, it became the headquarters of the US armed forces Military Police during World War II, and was then converted into post-war residential flats for government engineers and architects. Since the late 1950s, ‘The Chambers’ has been an educational and cultural centre, initially as the first campus of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, then as a centre for adult learning, and finally now in its completely refurbished form as part of the girls’ school Somerville House. This ‘building biography’ traces the various phases of this iconic landmark from the viewpoint of those who worked, lived or studied there, and also provides insights into its social context within the South Brisbane community.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom102en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto118en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQueensland Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMusicology and Ethnomusicologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190409en_US
dc.titleThe South Brisbane Municipal Chambers: A landmark with many pastsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/en_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland Conservatoriumen_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2018. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/) which permits unrestricted distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.en_US
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