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Experience Queensland on Flickr Commons

State Library of Queensland encourages access to the images posted in Flickr Commons.

Did you know State Library of Queensland holds approximately 1.5 million photographic resources – negatives, slides, original photographs, copy prints and original albums dating from 1859 to the present day relating to Queensland? In 2003, State Library launched its digital image library, Picture Queensland, populating the online catalogue One Search with 6,000 digitised photographs – … Read more

ATSI Children’s Day celebrated with historic Bloomfield River photographs

Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (4 August) with digitised images of the Bloomfield River / Wujal Wujal area from John Oxley Library collections.   Wujal Wujal Elders  have recently provided cultural clearance  for many images to go live in State Library’s catalogue One Search.   Historic photographs that provide unique views of school life, swimming in the … 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

Rare Torres Strait 1881 diary travels to Ballarat

Extract from Reverend James Tait Torres Strait Island Papers, State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Library, Image No. 29018-2v021r022 eliza tait diary

Guest Blogger: Patricia Tryon Macdonald, Co-Curator, For Auld Lang Syne, Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation; with contribution from C. Cottle, Digital Collections Curator, Queensland Memory One of the rarest treasures to be included in the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s forthcoming exhibition For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet … Read more

Digitised@SLQ – Queensland’s Scenic Gems

The Sunshine route : Queensland's tour and travel, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image No. 731610-s0012

See Nature’s Australian Masterpiece!  The winter paradise of Australasia!  Queensland’s scenic gems!  These are but a few of the exuberant descriptions found in some 7,000 pages of newly digitised Queensland heritage material at State Library.  From Rockhampton to Ipswich to the northern Hinterlands, there is something for all. Promoting tourism in Queensland from the late … Read more