Yearly Archives: 2019 Back

Lutheran Archive language books from Hope Vale, Bloomfield River State School now online

As avid supporters of the International Year of Indigenous Languages celebrations, State Library of Queensland and the Lutheran Archives entered into a partnership to digitise and to provide online access to Aboriginal language children’s booklets created in the 1970s. These charming booklets, with titles such as Kija [Crabs], Wambiji [Platypus] and Kuku Ngujuji [Funny Stories] … Read more

Queensland LGBTQI+ collection highlights

In preserving the history of Queensland’s LGBTQI+ communities, State Library of Queensland has developed a fascinating collection including photographs, recorded oral histories, posters, t-shirts, flyers, magazines and more. Here are some highlights from our collection. Shayne Wilde collection, 1980-2010 Shayne Wilde was an active member of QAGLR (Queensland Association for Gay Law Reform) and the … Read more

A bird by any other name

Naming a café was a big deal for Greek proprietors. Many aligned themselves with their new homeland, choosing the Empire, Regal, Royal, Australia or Allies Café. Such names said, “We’re Aussies” despite the accent that greeted customers as they walked through the door. Similarly, ABC Café is thought to have stood for All British Café. … Read more

CROWD GIVING 2019: $30,000 RAISED TO SUPPORT STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND PROJECTS

On 15 August, donors and library-lovers came together in support of State Library of Queensland at the fourth annual Crowd Giving event. The Queensland Library Foundation fundraiser attracted around 70 donors and raised $30,000. Emceed by Courtney Talbot, Foundation Vice-President, and Andrew Baker, General Manager Private Clients at Perpetual Private, the concept was simple – … Read more

Richter Estate, Annerley, 1889 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1889 advertises land for sale at the Richter Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Annerley. The allotments were situated along Ipswich Road, Richter Street (now Devon Street) and two unnamed roads (Ferndale Street and Cracknell Road). Extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “This splendid estate situated about two … Read more