About the location
Alexandria Park is connected to the King St precinct within the Brisbane Showgrounds. A visit to King St has something for everyone – from casual to fine dining, coffee to cocktails and even a spot of shopping. You’ll find art everywhere you turn that celebrates the rich 147-year history of the Showgrounds as well as welcoming new modern stories, creating a real and authentic experience for everyone who visits.
Matthew Wengert is a researcher and writer of historical stories, with a particular interest in the violent history of Queensland's colonial frontier, and stories of epidemics. Matthew has a long working connection with the Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg, and has been awarded with a Griffith Review Queensland Writing Fellowship (2017), BCC Lord Mayor's History Research Award (2018), and the John Oxley Fellowship at the State Library of Queensland (2019-20), and operates a small publishing business called AndAlso Books.