Remarkable images…remarkable stories!

A school operetta performance by St Mary's College students, Charters Towers, ca. 1930.

Every day is an opportunity to discover the remarkable content being digitised and shared through One Search, State Library’s catalogue. While working on a recent project at State Library, which involved heritage leaders, cultural heritage officers and volunteer members of history societies, museums, RSL sub-branch members and libraries – all participating in the Q ANZAC … Read more

Queensland designer exhibits in Milan Triennale

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It’s exciting when Queensland designers are selected to exhibit at prestigious international events. HY William Chan is one such designer who is enjoying being in the limelight for the Campus & Controcampus exhibition at the International XXI Triennale, Milan. The Campus & Controcampus exhibition offers a glimpse into the future of ‘green’ university campuses. It explores the … Read more

The Rejected Volunteers

This photograph was taken in Lissner Park, Charters Towers on 25 April 1920. It denotes some of the rejected men wearing badges sitting in close company with the veterans of the First World War. Image by Charters Towers Archives.

Many men were unable to serve in the First World War for medical reasons. By guest blogger Michael Brumby, Charters Towers Archives. The Charters Towers Volunteers Register provides a rare insight into those men who wanted to sign up for war service but were rejected on medical grounds. Of the 1660 men who were examined … Read more

Collaborate with a Queensland writer at Big Day of Belonging

Kirsten Fogg. Photo credit: Kirsten Fogg.

On 18 June the State Library of Queensland will be transformed into a craft market with a difference, playing host to music, food, workshops and some innovative library learning activities including three ‘Story Swap Shops’ and a ‘Human Library’. These programs explore different ways to share our personal stories and experiences, feeding into the State … Read more