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Each year State Library of Queensland contributes hundreds of Queensland websites to PANDORA – Australia’s web archive. These include websites of numerous organisations, community groups and individuals, festivals, events, and sites about various topical and political issues, election campaigns, interests and activities. If you are a web publisher that has been contacted by us seeking … Read more

Podcast: The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland (A night in the JOL)

Opening of Stanthorpe Railway Station, Queensland 1881. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 21415

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of first railway in Queensland between Ipswich and Bigge’s Camp (later renamed Grandchester). Listen our expert panellists Greg Hallam, Historian at Queensland Rail, and Dr Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, Transport and Energy at The Workshops Rail Museum, as they discuss the significance of 150 years of railway construction … Read more

Discovering Eumundi – Heritage and Visitor Centre

Guests attend the official opening of the Discover Eumundi building extension in May, 2015. Courtesy of Discover Eumundi.

Guest Blogger: Discover Eumundi – Sunshine Coast Region Series: Changing Landscapes The Eumundi and District Historical Association (EHA) which runs Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre successfully obtained a ‘Building Our Future’ Australian Government Community Development Grant in 2014 to create a multi-purpose community space designed to be used for workshops, community meetings, exhibitions, arts … Read more

Battle of Waterloo – Queensland connection (200th anniversary)

The wars of Wellington, a narrative poem. British Library collection on Flickr Commons

June 18th marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, which saw the final defeat of the armies of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  You may be surprised to discover Queensland has a few connections with this famous battle. Colonel Charles George Gray, a prominent identity in early Ipswich, was a noted Waterloo veteran. Gray was born … Read more