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Africa Day in Rockhampton, 2014 (photographs and oral histories)

Maureen Ilechukwa with her children Victoria and Victor. From 29203 Sharing Stories from Multicultural Communities Photo Essays and Oral Histories 2013-2014. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29203-0007-0007

Africa Day is commemorated annually around the world on May 25. This date is significant as it marks the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (now called the African Union) in 1963. Since 2012, the Central Queensland African Association Inc. (CQAA) have organised an annual event for Africa Day in Rockhampton, with entertainment including … Read more

Give a little, change a lot – National Volunteers Week

Barcaldine’s former librarian Julie Mitchell introduces Dell Scott, member of Barcaldine & District Historical Society, 2015.

Queensland’s documented history and cultural heritage is dispersed throughout the state. Many communities support local history groups, cultural organisations and societies whose volunteer members advocate knowledge of their regions and are helping to preserve a broader understanding of Queensland history and our links to the past. This week during National Volunteers Week, the nation celebrates … Read more

Archival layering in the 21st Biennale of Sydney

Tess Maunder, 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence

Guest blogger: Tess Maunder – 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence As the 2017 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence, my research has focused on the intersection of contemporary curatorial practice, digital futures and archives. As I’ve spoken about in previous blog posts, curatorial practices today have a wide variety of formats. Today for this post I am focusing on the role … Read more

Queensland Places – Ludwig Leichhardt’s explorations in Cape York

Settlers Hut, Gilbert River District, ca. 1869. John Oxley Librart, State Library of Queensland Neg 24556

The European exploration of the Cape York land area commenced with the journey of the well-known historical figure, Ludwig Leichhardt, a Prussian naturalist and explorer, in the 1840s.  Having already developed a wide range of experience through his exploratory and scientific work, Leichhardt began his journey to Cape York Peninsula on 1 October 1844, with … Read more

Digital Story : Paniyiri Greek Festival of Brisbane (2009)

Dancers at the Paniyiri Greek Festival of Brisbane. From Journey from Yassou to G’Day digital stories. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

In 2009, a series of short digital stories highlighting the significant contributions the Greek community has made to Queensland’s agricultural, social, artistic and economic development were filmed through a partnership between the Greek Orthodox Community of Saint George Brisbane, the State Library of Queensland and Team Lacey Consultancy with funding from the Queensland Government’s Q150 … Read more