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Richard Bell for Schools

In this 30 minute interview, Richard Bell talks at length with Rex Butler about his development as an activist artist. Richard talks about winning the Telstra Indigenous art prize and the Proppa Now group of artists he started with Vernon Ah Kee. He talks about his time in New York.

Cast: State Library of Queensland

Tags: Richard Bell, Proppa Now, Aboriginal activist, Bell's Theorem and Australian Artist

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A.P. Eagers Limited

Denis Hull talks about the history of Eagers.

The A.P. Eagers story began in 1911 with the arrival in Brisbane of American, Edward Eager, as the Australian representative of the Overland Company. He and his son Fred established the company in 1913, successfully selling the Willys Overland vehicle, which was ideally suited to Australian conditions.

Today, A.P. Eagers is the 2nd largest motor vehicle dealership in Australia, employing 2900 people and turning over $2.4 billion annually. It is, and intends to remain, proudly headquartered in Queensland.

This digital story was created in recognition of 2011 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame inductee, A.P. Eagers Limited

Cast: State Library of Queensland

Tags: Queensland, business, QBLHOF and history

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Queensland National Bank

Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC and Joseph Healy talk about the history of the Queensland National Bank.

Queensland’s reliance on external capital, often unsympathetic to the State’s development opportunities, led to local investors establishing the Queensland National Bank in 1872. Over the next three decades, Queensland’s economic growth, centred around the wool industry, gold production and a developing cattle industry, facilitated the rapid growth of the bank and its branch network.

The National Bank of Australia, in taking over the QNB in 1948, acquired nearly 90 branches throughout the State, as well as deep customer and employee loyalty. The foothold it gained in general banking and agri-business continues to underpin NAB’s presence in Queensland today.

This digital story was created in recognition of 2011 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame inductee, Queensland National Bank

Cast: State Library of Queensland

Tags: Queensland, business, QBLHOF, history and 2011

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Rhonda White & Terry White AO

Rhonda White & Terry White AO talk about the history of Terry White Chemists

Rhonda, having married Terry in 196 who, unusually for the times, was supportive of his wife building a career, opened her first pharmacy at Clontarf in 1964.
With each then having a pharmacy, Rhonda demonstrated her marketing gifts by reworking Terry’s suggested brand of “Terry and Rhonda White”, adopting instead “Terry White Chemists”, which has gone on to become a national brand name.

Terry’s entrepreneurship, risk taking and leadership, combined with Rhonda’s exceptional business skills, have transformed an original pharmacy on the Redcliffe peninsula into Australia’s leading pharmacy business.

This digital story was created in recognition of 2011 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame inductees, Rhonda White & Terry White AO

Cast: State Library of Queensland

Tags: Queensland, business, QBLHOF and history

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