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Remembering Margaret Thorsborne

Margaret Thorsborne AO generously donated First World War mementos and precious letters which encapsulate the courage and compassion of her mother, Sister Constance Mabel Keys. These items  have been arranged in State Library’s Talbot Family Treasures Wall in the thoughtful display “Love to all, Connie”. Sadly, Ms Thorsborne passed away late last week. “State Library … Read more

Livid Festival, 1998

Brisbane band Custard playing in front of a large crowd at the Livid Festival in Bowen Hills, Queensland,1998. From 27510 Peter Fischmann Photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27510-0001-0038

The 12th installment of the alternative rock music festival, the Livid Festival, was held on 3 October 1998 at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. Inconveniently the festival fell on the same date as the Australian federal election. This was the second time in the festival’s history that Livid coincided with an election day. During … Read more