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Becoming death literate: grief, death, and end-of-life care in Queensland

Deathfest - Metro Arts foyer. Image courtesy of Metro Arts. Photographer Dave D’arcy

Late last year, Brisbane’s Metro Arts held its inaugural Deathfest – a weekend-long cultural event to explore and challenge our understanding of death, dying, and bereavement. As part of this, the State Library of Queensland’s Creative-in-Residence Matt Finch hosted a panel discussion with Fiona Hawthorne, general manager at the children’s hospice Hummingbird House; Ian Mellor, … Read more

Waterloo Bay Estate, Wynnum, 1886 (Map of the Week)

Waterloo Bay Estate, Wynnum, Brisbane, 1886. 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 1886 advertises 245 allotments of land for sale at the Waterloo Bay Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Wynnum. The allotments were situated along Waterloo Esplanade, Bride Street, Bay … Read more