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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage – NAIDOC WEEK 2019

Building on the previous Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections, State Library of Queensland is committed to making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage accessible. Read more in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments document. Each year during NAIDOC Week, State Library shines the spotlight on Aboriginal and Torres Strait … Read more

Showcasing local collections held at the John Oxley Library

L - R Jan Norton of Boulia Library and Sue Laycock, Injune Library Service Officer visit the John Oxley Library, November 2015.

While attending the Regional Libraries Queensland training course in Brisbane in 2015, Sue Laycock – Injune Library Service Officer and Jan Norton – Boulia Library visited the John Oxley Library to build an understanding and awareness of the collections and services available. It was great to showcase diaries, photographs, published works and colourful posters, Queensland … Read more

Connecting to Collections

Kris Patterson with WWI certificate in frame

In 2015 on a trip to North Queensland, staff of State Library visited the Zara Clark Museum, a National Trust Museum managed under the auspices of the Charters Towers & Dalrymple Historical Society. Readers will find very interesting background information about the Museum, its existence, Miss Zara Clark and the buildings with important links to … 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