Further research is underway.
The founding of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra has been dated as 1947 but it antecedence lies in the Queensland State and Municipal Orchestra, and before that, the Brisbane Musical Union.
Dr Martin Buzacott – Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence, State Library of Queensland [http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2017/03/02/commemorating-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-queensland-symphony-orchestra/]
Queensland Symphony Orchestra in City Botanic Gardens, 28 April 1952. BCC-B54-2525. Brisbane City Council.