Older Soldiers

Edmond Stewart, Ipswich Tennis club 1920

Diary of Private Edmund Douglas Stuart, 26th Infantry Battalion, 1916-1917 Edmund Stewart was one month short of 44 years when he enlisted in June 1916, although he had attested to being 42 and 11 months. Until June 1915 the age requirements had been 19-38, however this was expanded to include men between 18-45 of age, … Read more

Photograph from one of The Go-Betweens earliest concerts

Grant McLennan and Robert Forster performing at Baroona Hall, Brisbane, April 28, 1978. From 29127, Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY

May 6, 2016 marks 10 years since the death of Grant McLennan, Queensland musician and co-founder of the indie rock group, The Go-Betweens. This image is part of the recently donated Paul O’Brien collection, showing a young McLennan with fellow singer-songwriter Robert Forster performing as The Go-Betweens at Baroona Hall in Caxton Street, Paddington on 28 April … Read more

Marketing to the Ageing Consumer : The Secrets to Building an Age-Friendly Business (ebook)


Authors: Dick Stroud and Kim Walker Unlock customer value by making your business age-friendly. The world’s population is ageing at a rate never before seen in history. Marketing to the Ageing Consumer is the executives’ guide to understanding and benefitting from this phenomenon. Fact: During the next two decades, older consumers will be the primary … Read more

Women In Tech: 5 Fantastic Tips From Entrepreneurs To Princeton Professors

“Whether they’re working at the frontiers of computer science or on the unforgiving battlegrounds of enterprise competitiveness, we know there are already some truly incredible women doing remarkable things in tech. But it’s no secret either that there remains a striking imbalance in terms of gender diversity ratios across the industry as a whole. So, while hopefully … Read more

Poems From The War

War Poetry 002

A recently discovered treasure from the John Oxley Library collection is a 348 page cutting book containing Australian World War I poetry, (OM 92-68).   The poems, which cover the period 1914-1919, were published in The Bulletin magazine and the Sydney Mail newspaper, and provide a wonderful compilation of the works of various poets, many of them soldiers in the front lines. The … Read more

Arch-I-Spy competition winners


We had great fun running this year’s Arch-I-Spy Instagram competition during the UQ Architecture lecture series. Thanks to everyone who entered and played along with us. A huge congratulations to @JamesBailey__ who took out the much coveted overall prize. It was such a hard decision but we loved his image of the BVN and Donovan Hill designed … Read more