Digitised@SLQ: Letters of army Chaplain William Maitland Woods

The Reverend William Maitland Woods

Earlier this year, State Library digitised the letters of The Reverend William Maitland Woods, an Anglican army chaplain who served served at Gallipoli with the 2nd Brigade, then spent most of the First World War in Egypt and Palestine, appointed in July 1916 as Senior Chaplain to the staff of Major General Chauvel’s Anzac Mounted Division. … Read more

‘La Stupenda’ enchants Brisbane (50th anniversary)

Two programs (and original newspaper clipping) for the Brisbane season of the Sutherland Williamson International Grand Opera Company in 1965 (State Library of Queensland collection)

On October 11, 1965, a packed house at Brisbane’s Her Majesty’s Theatre showered Australia’s world-famous soprano Joan Sutherland with floral tributes following her performance in Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’. It was the first performance of the Brisbane leg of the Sutherland-Williamson International Grand Opera Company’s national tour, and ticket-holders dressed to the nines for the … Read more

Ben Huxter – Creative³ 2015 (podcast)

A sellout event, this year’s Creative³ equipped us with the latest thinking on new technology, business tools, creative intelligence, industry insights and design-led innovation. ‘Don’t make music’, suggested Ben Huxter of Bonza Puzzles. ‘Make guitars’. Securing our continued creative success in this arena means combining strategic action with dynamic ideas—and entrepreneurs are the ones who … Read more

How to create more entrepreneurs and investors for Turnbull’s ‘agile’ Australia

“Perhaps it’s because spring has arrived, but the change of government seems to have brought new life and more optimism to Australians. Many people – from university colleagues and taxi drivers to wait staff and cleaners – have remarked that they are tired of doom and gloom, and are heartened to hear from our new … Read more

Stradbroke 100 Publication

Stradbroke 100 - exhibition booklet.

In May 2015 the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum held an exhibition Stradbroke 100: North Stradbroke Island’s First World War Soldiers and the Homefront. I received a copy of the exhibition booklet and was quite interested in reading more about the Aboriginal soldiers who volunteered – particularly as 14 of the 22 men featured in the exhibition were Aboriginal … Read more

Find grant funding now! : the five-step prosperity process for entrepreneurs and business (book)


Author: Sarah Beth Aubrey This year alone, there is at least $350 million worth of grant money available for small businesses. But plenty of small businesses will miss out on that money because they either don’t know it’s there or don’t know how to get it. Written by a consultant who helps individuals, local governments, … Read more