Yearly Archives: 2009 Back

Happy New Year!

Heritage Collections Staff Photo 2009

On this last day of our 75th anniversary year, we in the John Oxley Library, and other sections of Heritage Collections, would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year.  2009 was a landmark year with Q150 celebrations, White Gloves Tours of Oxley collection items around the state, and numerous activities and events in which … Read more

Discover Original Materials in One Search

Henry Lawson collar

The John Oxley Library’s Original Materials collection, which includes personal papers, business records, church records, station records, photographs, works of art, digital stories and oral histories, is now discoverable on the State Library’s catalogue, One Search. This means you can now do a search simultaneously for a range of published and original materials on any … Read more

Christmas in the John Oxley Library

Christmas poster published by the Disabled Men’s Association of Australia, post WWI

With Christmas just around the corner we thought it would be timely to highlight some of the wonderful Christmas related material held in the John Oxley Library.  This material includes photographs, Christmas cards, ephemera and posters depicting the celebration of Christmas in Queensland through the years.    Christmas poster published by the Disabled Men’s Association of Australia, post World War … Read more

Brisbane Zoological Gardens

Brisbane Zoological Gardens with Parliament House in the background.

Did you know that up until 1958 the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens included a zoo?  The Zoological Gardens contained over time, a bear pit, a deer and Australian animal compound and several aviaries.   In its half century of existence,  over a million people reportedly visited the attractions.  There were Capuchin monkeys, baboons, kangaroos, wallabies, deer, … Read more