Volunteers' Christmas Lunch 2010

Today the State Library recognised the great contribution made by its dedicated volunteers by hosting a delicious Christmas lunch in The Studio to thank them all for a tremendous year.

Certificates of service were presented to a number of volunteers including the John Oxley Library’s John Wilson for ten years service and Jean Stewart for 20 years.

Chair of the Library Board of Queensland, Prof. Rolly Sussex with Mr John Wilson. Mrs Jean Stewart OAM with Prof. Rolly Sussex and State Librarian, Ms Lea Giles-Peters. Volunteers lunch 2010. volunteers lunch 2010.

John has done a lot of work making the Oxley’s photographic collection more accessible and is currently working on ordering and describing a rather large collection of Queensland related postcards. John took over the postcard project from long time volunteer Joan Miles who moved to Toowoomba earlier in the year.

Jean Stewart OAM worked as a volunteer at the State Library for 20 years. Jean was President of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland from 2004 to 2007. In 2009 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community through the preservation and promotion of local history and heritage.

Jean has written a range of journal articles and books, including Kenmore Park: the land, the house and the people and Scribblers: A Ladies Literary Society in Brisbane. In the course of researching her book on the Scribblers Jean facilitated valuable donations of papers relating to the society to the Oxley collection.

Congratulations to all of our wonderful volunteers!