Indigenous Matters Seminar, Cairns

Logo if Indigenous Matters Seminar

Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander influence and involvement in the library, gallery and information sector, at the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) Cairns Seminar. Enjoy a full day of presentations and networking based around the ALIA priority ‘Indigenous Matters’, covering topics relating to the wider galleries, libraries, archives and museum (GLAM) sector, including: … Read more

#OutbackQueensland communities – featuring Boulia, Barcaldine, Hughenden, St George

Three men sitting on horseback in front of a windmill and corrugated iron water tank in the Cloncurry District.

2019 is Queensland’s Year of Outback Tourism and across the State visitors and travelers are flocking to events and different locations to experience outback Queensland. In response to the State Government’s initiative, State Library of Queensland is joining in the spirit, shining a spotlight on collections showcasing outback places and communities across Queensland. In the … Read more

Stanton Mellick archive

John Stanton Davis Mellick, 1939-1945

John ‘Stanton’ Davis Mellick, attended Brisbane Grammar School in the 1930s, and later studied accountancy before beginning his association with the Australian Armed Forces. Commissioned Lieutenant in October 1939 Mellick attended Duntroon Military College and served with distinction in New Guinea from 1940-1945 with HQ 5th Division and Royal Australian Signals Regiment, retiring as a … Read more

Joseph ZEEN #58184

Indigenous Australian, Joseph ZEEN, 6th Reinforcements Queensland When Joe ZEEN volunteered to serve for his country, at age 31, he had already seen much of the darker side of life, and the struggle to survive. Born in 1887 to Hannah Robinson and Peter Zeen, both his parents were deceased when he signed his enlistment papers, … Read more

Year of #OutbackQueensland on Flickr

Two people sitting on folding chairs beside a campfire with tents and cars in the background.

Did you know 2019 is designated The Year of Outback Tourism in Queensland and since April regional Councils in western Queensland are hosting events and programs celebrating lifestyle and tourism in the outback? State Library of Queensland is joining in the spirit of outback Queensland – connecting people to the John Oxley Library collections representing … Read more

John WOODS #77118

John Woods, Depot Battalion

Indigenous Australian, John WOODS, Depot John ‘Jack’ Woods was born in 1890, in Balonne region, south-west Queensland. In March 1917 while working as a drover and police tracker over the border at Moree, when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF. One of the first things you notice when you read Jack’s service record … Read more

Queensland Seniors Week 17-25 August

Queensland Seniors Week 2019 logo

Queensland Seniors Week is just around the corner, falling this year on 17-25 August. The week celebrates all things ‘senior’, and seeks to activate community awareness on issues around aging across the board, including seniors of indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Seniors Week provides opportunities for the breaking down of social isolation and … Read more

Tackle Cyberbullying Grants – apply now!

Tackle cyberbullying logo

Is your library community ready to tackle cyberbullying? Young Queenslanders and community groups can apply for a grant to put their ideas into action. Grants are being offered by the Queensland Government to young Queenslanders aged 10-17 and community organisations to help tackle online bullying in their local communities. You can apply for grants to … Read more

Tablelands’ ‘See It Do It Library Day’ pulls in local community

women doing writing activity with young child

Over 700 people ‘came’, ‘saw it’ and ‘did it’ at Tableland’s ‘See It Do It Library Day’ on Saturday 25 May 2019. The full day event was designed promote the diversity of activities on offer to the community, highlighting the library as ‘more than just a place to borrow and read books.’ Activities held on … Read more