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Miss Warana 1973

Miss Julie Younger being crowned Miss Warana at Cloudland Ballroon, 1973.  John Oxley Library, Acc: 32078

With spring in the air and the weather warming up, some of us, over a certain age, may remember Brisbane’s Warana Spring Festival. The John Oxley Library recently received a lovely donation of photographs from a former Miss Warana, Julie Cable, who was then known as Julie Younger. Julie, a private secretary from Toowong, was … Read more

Intimate stories, challenging histories

Guest blogger: Elisabeth Gondwe – President Oral History Queensland. Oral History Queensland (OHQ) delivered the Oral History Australian (OHA) Biennial Conference in partnership with State Library of Queensland in October 2019. The program included keynote Katrina Srigley, Gaa Bi Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing/The Stories of Nbisiing: Relational story listening and storytelling on Nbisiing Nishnaabeg territory. Access … Read more

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