Farewell Laurel Dingle

It was 1968 when Laurel Dingle first started with State Library of Queensland. The aspiring young librarian rang the State Librarian’s office and asked if she could possibly come in for an interview.  (This was after several years working under the tutelage of Betty McDougall, Deputy University Librarian at University of Queensland.) Her request was … Read more

#OutbackQueensland communities – featuring Julia Creek, Richmond, Cloncurry and more

Horse racing in the bush, outback Queensland, image 29527 John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

2019 is the Year of Outback Tourism in Queensland. Starting in April through to late September many townships and communities in western Queensland will be hosting special events and programs in their regions, extending a warm welcome and invitation to visitors and travelers to experience country hospitality in the outback. To acknowledge the Queensland Government’s … Read more

Remembering the Revolution

Protestors, Moratorium March Brisbane, 1970. Courtesy University of Queensland Library. Grahame Garner Collection F3400

In his compelling conversation with former fellow radical Di Zetlin – during which they explore the origins and direction of the protest movement that transformed a university campus  (and ultimately, Queensland politics and society) in the sixties and seventies – Dan O’Neill  goes to the essence of what makes these events such a peculiarly Queensland … Read more

Marly, Myora and St. Magnus : auction catalogues of three Brisbane houses

Detail of Catalogue of the sale at 'Myora', John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library’s ephemera collections contain volumes of small publications of the kind that are produced for a limited use and then usually thrown away. Such items as advertising material, postcards, programmes, stickers, tickets and menus are not generally considered worth keeping but, when collected and sorted, these kinds of items can reveal significant stories of our … Read more