Birdcage of the Bay Curator's Tour

Join Queensland State Archives’ Senior Curator Phil Manning on an intimate tour of the exhibition Birdcage of the Bay: St Helena Island Prison. Birdcage of the Bay is a recreation of the St Helena prison stockade, using plans from the collection of Queensland State Archives and other historical sources to show the extent of the prison establishment and its myriad of prisoner stories. From unique island records and objects through to discoveries and a virtual reality recreation, this exhibition is an opportunity to catch glimpses of life at the St Helena Island Prison beyond the walls of the visitor box. You’re welcome to join us for a Behind-the-Scenes tour of our repositories with an Archivist from 11.30am-12.30pm. Separate bookings must be made here. Public tours are capped at 30 people. Additional tours can be arranged by contacting Public Programs Officer Elysha Rei at programs@ Disclaimer This event will be filmed and photographed for marketing and reporting purposes. If you don’t wish to be filmed or photographed, please indicate this on your registration form. For information on this consent please refer to our terms and conditions.  FAQs What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Car: Queensland State Archives is located at 435 Compton Road, Runcorn. Free parking is available on site between 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and every second Saturday of the month. Train: The nearest train station is Fruitgrove Station, on Beenleigh Road, between Nursery Road and Persse Road, Runcorn. The station car park entry is on the Nectarine Street side, near the junction of Mango and Plum Streets. Please check the train timetables before planning your journey. Beenleigh line train timetables TransLink train journey planner Walking directions from Fruitgrove Station: The walk from Fruitgrove Station to the State Archives building takes approximately 45 minutes (3.5 kilometres). Bus: Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 150 from Queen St Bus Station stops on the corner of Gowan and Compton Roads, approximately 900 metres from QSA. Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 152 from Garden City stops at Eisenhower Street, directly opposite Queensland State Archives (check TransLink for the current timetable). Event Cancellation Policy Please note this tour can be cancelled for unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be contacted accordingly and as soon as possible. Participant Cancellation Policy Exhibition tours have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator. If you’re unable to make the tour please cancel your registration via the Eventbrite ticket or via email to programs@ You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the tour commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to progams@  How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please contact Public Program Officer Elysha Rei at 07 3037 6721 or via email to programs@