Category Archives: People Back

Lady Flo

Florence Isabel Bjelke-Petersen was the wife of Queensland’s longest serving and most controversial Premier and served as a Queensland Senator for twelve years, yet according to the blurb of her book Classic country wisdom: “Lady Flo shares her wealth of timeless hints in such domestic areas as cleaning, gardening, even grooming and etiquette, as well … Read more

Back to Yamsion Day

Past pupils Lloyd Priebbnow, Othni Priebbnow and seated Betty White attended the day, October 2017.

During October this year the residents of the Yamsion district forwarded an invitation to State Library and the Queensland Memory team to attend their Back to Yamsion Day. Prior to receiving the invitation, I had not heard of the township of Yamsion or any of the other settlements referred to by the organising committee as … Read more

Phil Dickie Collection

Investigative journalist Phil Dickie at the State Library of Queensland, March 2012. Photograph SLQ

Among the recipients of the 2017 Queensland Greats Awards, announced on 6 June (Queensland Day), was award-winning investigative journalist Phil Dickie. Dickie’s articles for the Courier-Mail were instrumental to uncovering police corruption and organised crime in Queensland during the 1980s. Dickie’s investigative reporting for the Courier-Mail, along with ABC Four Corners‘ Moonlight State were the … Read more