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Connecting to Collections

Kris Patterson with WWI certificate in frame

On a recent trip to North Queensland, SLQ staff visited the Zara Clark Museum, a National Trust Museum managed under the auspices of the Charters Towers & Dalrymple Historical Society. Readers will find very useful background information about the Museum, its existence, Miss Zara Clark and the buildings with important links to Charters Towers on … Read more

Indigenous Languages Blog Launched

The State Library has launched a new Indigenous Languages Blog! This space will be a portal for State Library, IKCs, Indigenous Language Centres, Community Language Workers and others to share and network about Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The Categories for the Blog reflect some of the key themes for Indigenous languages: Resources, … Read more

Meston Notebooks

Archibald Meston. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 68274

Recently State Library digitised a series of notebooks compiled by Archibald Meston. Archibald Meston (1851-1924) was originally a journalist and politician but is best known for his role as the Protector of Aborigines for Southern Queensland 1897-1904. Meston was also the author of the ‘Report on the Aboriginals of Queensland’ which later formed the basis for … Read more

Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop (24-26 February 2014)

As part of State Library’s Indigenous Languages project, an Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop was held in the JOL Reading Room from 24-26 February. This event drew together 20 participants from across Queensland to research the State Library collections as well as share ideas and network about language revival in Queensland communities. The workshop participants … Read more