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Interview with Janet Fielding (Tegan from Doctor Who)

There have been great Queenslanders and famous Queenslanders, real ones and imaginary, but only one has been to the end of the universe and back. Brisbane-born actor Janet Fielding played Tegan Jovanka on Doctor Who from 1981-1984, accompanying Peter Davison’s Doctor in the TARDIS as they battled monsters including Daleks, Cybermen, and spooky snake spirits. … Read more

UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – It’s your story – don’t lose it!

Film 1 / Scenes on Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait Islands: Frank W. Moorhouse Films 1930-1956 / SLQ Acc. 30149, item 1

October 27 marks the celebration of the World Day for Audio-visual Heritage in institutions around the world to raise awareness of the need to preserve audiovisual assets in our collections for current and future generations. The theme for this year is “It’s your story – don’t lose it!”. The Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Association … Read more

Sefton Estate, Clayfield, Brisbane, 1885 (Map of the Week)

Plan of Sefton Estate, Clayfield, 1885. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1885 advertises over 250 allotments of land for sale at the Sefton Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Clayfield. The allotments were situated along London Road, Liverpool … Read more

Drysdale Estate, Bundamba, Ipswich, 1913 (Map of the Week)

The Drysdale Estate situated on Bundamba Heights, 1913. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1913 advertises 164 allotments of land for sale at the Drysdale Estate, Bundamba in the city of Ipswich. The allotments were situated along Carberry Street, Bird Street, Wall Street, … Read more

Sharing the stories from Maryborough

Last weekend (October 7 – 9) members of the Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum sector were given the opportunity to focus on the unique ways the sector is re-interpreting heritage experiences through storytelling. The South East Queensland Small Museums conference held in Maryborough brought together a diverse group of experienced practitioners who shared their insights and … Read more