Chinese Merchants trading with storekeepers Brennan & Geraghty

The original Brennan and Geraghty store in Lennox Street, Maryborough. Photo courtesy of Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc.

Guest Blog – Presentation by Ken Brooks for Maryborough Library Local History Talk Brennan & Geraghty’s Store in Maryborough is owned by National Trust Queensland (1975) and is operated as a museum about itself and its place in the community of Maryborough. Established in 1871 by brothers-in-law Patrick Brennan and Martin Geraghty, the store remained … Read more

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

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