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

Telling Queensland Stories

Since 2008, State Library of Queensland has been recording short videos featuring the stories of Queenslanders from a wide range of backgrounds. Here are some recent examples of digital stories made available to view via our One Search catalogue and Youtube. Queenland Railways and Significant Resources In this 12 minute video renowned Queensland historian Gregory … Read more

Captain Andrew Craig

Captain Andrew Craig.
Andrew Hugh Craig papers, 31869-4-58

Andrew Craig, a former naval officer and helicopter pilot, served with the Royal Australian Navy from 1958-1988, retiring with the rank of Captain. His service included time at sea on HMAS Vendetta during the Indonesian Confrontation, deployment to Vietnam with 9 Squadron, RAAF, RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, and command of 817 Naval Air Squadron. In … Read more

#OutbackQueensland – featuring Quilpie, Windorah, Cunnamulla and Camooweal

Shop front in main centre of Cunnamulla

2019 is Queensland’s Year of Outback Tourism and across the State visitors and travellers are flocking to events and different locations to experience outback Queensland. In response to the State Government’s #outbacktourism initiative, State Library of Queensland is joining in the spirit, shining the spotlight on collections celebrating the outback regions of Queensland. In 2002 … Read more