New Year's Eve 2010

On this last day of 2010 the staff of the State Library of Queensland would like to wish you all a Happy New Year for 2011.

The Corinthian Cup, a prize for the Corinthian Handicap, a feature race for gentlemen riders which was run at the first race meeting of the Queensland Turf Club in August 1865. New addition to the John Oxley Library Collection in 2010. Prof. Anna Haebich co-presenter with Mark Schuster of October’s Out of the Port talk on the German Heritage of Queensland. Des Crump shows Petrina Walker, from the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, some information relating to Stradbroke Island languages. Aboriginal Languanges Discovery Workshop Nov 2010. Dr Jeff Rickertt receives the John Oxley Library Fellowship 2010 Young Historians Workshop participants 2010 Simon Farley displays an original passport from 1859. Ship to Shore School Workshops, October 2010. Session 1 panel discussion. Black Opium Symposium, February 2010.

2010 was a great year for the John Oxley Library with beautiful new additions to the collections, enriching learning programs, school visits, exhibitions, talks, symposiums and a host of events that brought researchers, students, members of the public, and Oxley staff together.

Wednesday night group. Final session. Discovering Queensland course participants with Prof. Raymond Evans, March 2010. Simon Farley, Manager of Client Services, John Oxley Library delivering Queensland at War presentation. ANZAC Day 2010. Reading Room visitors. From left Louise Denoon, Manager Heritage Collections, Mr Thomas Sebasio, Simon Farley, Manager, Client Services, Heritage Collections, Lynette Griffith (front), project coordinator from Erub Erwer Meta, Louise Anson, coordinator of Darnley IKC, Florence Gutchen (front) and Kapua Gutchen, artists from Darnley Island. Group researching body ornamentation in the Torres Strait Islands. Viewing the original Manifesto of the Labour Party to the People of Queensland of 1892. Labour History Symposium 2010. Oxley Librarian Dianne Bryne speaking about the history of Fernberg. Queensland Day, Government House, 2010. 2009/10 John Oxley Library Fellows, Dr Judith McKay and Ms Susan Addison present their creations at their goodbye morning tea.

Whether you visit us in the Reading Room on level 4 next year, or access our website to view historic Queensland images, or digitised manuscripts and books, or online exhibitions…we look forward to helping you online and in person.

New Year’s Day crowds at Sandgate, 1907. John Oxley Library Image number 48274. McLellan family group at ‘Pine Hut’, Baralaba District, Queensland, New Year’s Day, 1930. New Year postcard showing Queen Street, Brisbane. John Oxley Library Image Number 193117.  Grammar School boys welcome in the new year at school. John Oxley Library Image Number 7708-0001-0096. Shearer’s float in the New Year’s Day procession, Barcaldine, Queensland, 1931. Oxley Image Number bar00034. New Year’s Day Celebrations at the Belle Vue Hotel, Brisbane, 1 January 1940. Image number 102773.

Feliz Año Nuevo