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2019 Federal election – help us collect political ephemera

Call for assistance to collect non-Brisbane electoral ephemera! The State Library of Queensland has a significant and historical collection of ephemera.  This material, which is generally regarded by most of us as “throw away” items, provides a unique perspective into Queensland’s social life, popular culture and political viewpoints. Political ephemera is an area of particular … Read more

NAIDOC Week – Exploring our ephemera collection

A selection of material from our NAIDOC Week ephemera collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held annually across Australia to acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As community groups organise local events for NAIDOC Week a great deal of ephemera may be produced to promote these activities. In everyday life, ephemera (such as flyers, invitations, concert programs, ticket stubs … Read more

There’s only one Surfers Paradise : playground of the Pacific, Queensland, Australia (1950s tourism)

There's only one Surfers Paradise : playground of the Pacific, Queensland, Australia. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland holds an extensive collection of historical tourism ephemera from across the state. This small promotional booklet entitled There’s only one Surfers Paradise : playground of the Pacific, Queensland, Australia was recently digitised and made available for online access. Published sometime during the 1950s, There’s only one Surfers Paradise was designed and produced … Read more

A century of political ephemera: A window onto Queensland politics from 1915-2015

From SLQ's political ephemera collection

Guest blogger: Dr Lorann Downer – 2016 John Oxley Library Fellow. The Queensland state election of 1989 is famous for bringing down the curtain on 32 years of conservative administration and ushering in the Goss Government and a raft of democratic reforms. But it’s also significant for another, lesser-known reason. This election also marks the … Read more

Donor contributes to His/Her Majesty’s Theatre Programs collection

A small sample of theatre programs from SLQ's HIs/Her Majesty's ephemera collection

Recently Queensland Library Foundation donor Ben Kehoe kindly donated a number of Her Majesty’s Theatre programs to SLQ, where they have enriched our extensive theatre program collection. Ben tells the story behind his gift. “These programs were originally the collection of Minnie White (nee Walsh) (1882-1943) and Ted White. It appears Minnie was a collector … Read more