The social meaning of Brisbane City Hall

Hall, Helen M. (2013) The social meaning of Brisbane City Hall. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Three major periods of Brisbane's history were selected for examination of the social meaning of Brisbane City Hall: 1908 to 1920 – during which many debates about a 'new town hall' occurred, 1921 to 1930 – the construction phase, and the 1930s – City Hall's first decade of public use. This study shows that Brisbane City Hall is a central place where multiple social meanings have been made by residents and visitors. A broad range of views about City Hall existed during the periods studied; views and meanings that are not captured by its epithets or covered adequately by the existing literature. This thesis is an introductory study of the social meaning of Brisbane City Hall – what was said about it, how it was used and its significance to Brisbane's residents and visitors.

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ID Code: 64646
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Crowther, Philip & Sim, Jean
Keywords: Brisbane City Hall , social meaning, Brisbane history, social history, Queensland history, city hall, social value, social significance, sense of place, architecture
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2013 06:45
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:59

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