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NAIDOC Week – Exploring our ephemera collection

A selection of material from our NAIDOC Week ephemera collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held annually across Australia to acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As community groups organise local events for NAIDOC Week a great deal of ephemera may be produced to promote these activities. In everyday life, ephemera (such as flyers, invitations, concert programs, ticket stubs … Read more

In their own words – Stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Lila Pigliafiori-Baker, 2009. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Because of Her, We Can! is the theme of NAIDOC Week 2018, celebrating the significant role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in our communities.  Keep reading to learn about some of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have recorded aspects of their life experiences as oral histories and digital stories. 28428 … Read more

Queensland Places – Mount Adolphus Island – Mori – the Quetta Disaster

Quetta. Taken in 1884 near Gravesend in the Thames River. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 166677

The history of Mount Adolphus Island-Mori, although long and varied, is often remembered as the site of one of Queensland’s most tragic events.  This event, although taking place where it did by chance rather than elsewhere, was one of Queensland’s worst maritime disasters, this being the sinking of the schooner Quetta, in 1890.  The site … Read more