New accessions: Portrait of Queensland’s 8th Governor, Lord Lamington

Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane- Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington G.C.M.G, 1895. Robert Duddingston Herdman (1863-1922). Oil on canvas, 74.5 cm x 62 cm. John Oxley Library, SLQ. ACC 29900

A recent addition to the art collection of the John Oxley Library is this fine portrait of Queensland’s 8th Governor, Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington (1860 – 1940). The portrait, purchased in June at an auction in the United Kingdom, is the work of Robert Duddingstone Herdman, a second-generation Scottish artist who … Read more

Connecting to Collections

Kris Patterson with WWI certificate in frame

On a recent trip to North Queensland, SLQ staff visited the Zara Clark Museum, a National Trust Museum managed under the auspices of the Charters Towers & Dalrymple Historical Society. Readers will find very useful background information about the Museum, its existence, Miss Zara Clark and the buildings with important links to Charters Towers on … Read more

Podcast: Democracy – is Queensland different? (A night in the JOL)

The thin edge : ' you've found them out, now vote them out', Vote Labor. c.1929. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

The quest for good governance and the preservation of hard won democratic principles have been preoccupations for much of Queensland’s political history. But is our experience of democracy in some way different from that of other states? At SLQ’s most recent Night in the JOL Ian Townsend put the question to political journalist, turned academic … Read more