Harry Angel and ‘ham’ radio

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The State Library of Queensland recently received a donation of an extensive collection of amateur radio QSL cards, previously belonging to Brisbane amateur radio enthusiast Harry Angel. Born near Fulham, England in 1891, Harry arrived in Australia as a young sailor in 1912. Soon after he enlisted in the Australian Army at the outbreak of World War One … Read more

New accession: Leonard Christian Williamson Photograph Album (1940-1950)

State Library of Queensland holds an extensive collection of published and unpublished resources relating to World War Two. The most recent addition to this collection is a photograph album donated recently by the descendants of Leonard Christian Williamson (1909-1950). Mr Williamson, a Staff Sergeant by rank, served with 3/14 Australian Field Ambulance. Born in Rockhampton … Read more

New Accession: Dr Errol Solomon Meyers Collection

E.S. Meyers, 1906

The John Oxley Library has received a fascinating and very comprehensive collection regarding the life and medical career of Dr Errol Solomon Meyers.  The collection includes photographs, correspondence and publications by and about Dr Meyers, a talented and ground-breaking surgeon, a gifted educator, and a founder of the medical school at the University of Queensland. Errol … Read more

New accessions: German New Guinea Photograph Album (Accession 29711)

S.M.S. Bussard at Matupi, 24 May 1896. Accession 29711: German New Guinea Photograph Album 1895-1896

This interesting new acquisition comprises a photograph album documenting a year in service of the German cruiser S.M.S. Bussard (November 1895 to November 1896) under the command of K. K. Winkler. The album contains 27 photographs of the ship, its crew, native villages and landscapes. The ship’s itinerary for the period covered in the album included places … Read more

Forgotten Australians: Micah Pilot Oral History and Digital Story Project

The services provided for Forgotten Australians through Micah Projects are based at Lotus Place. Lotus place is a dedicated support service and resource centre for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

“[f]ar from being simply complementary to each other, memory and history tell of very different relationships to the past than we can or do possess” – Dipesh Chakrabarty* “In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.” – Czesław Miłosz This week marks Queensland Child Protection … Read more

Sharing stories from Multicultural Communities

“What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilisations and cultures, progress weakens life and favours death.” – Octavio Paz “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations… symbolising the elements that create truth and beauty.” – Commander Spock, Star … Read more

Snapping Dinosaurs

29351, Opening of Palmersaurus Dinosaur Park Photographs, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Photograph by Hamish Cairns

Whilst Clive Palmer might be raising hell with the carbon tax, there’s a roaring of a different kind at his Palmer Coolum Resort, Queensland. Canberra may indeed seem like a land before time, but if you want to see some “real” dinosaurs, head to Palmersaurus, the Dinosaur theme park at Clive Palmer’s Coolum Resort. Documentary … Read more