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State Library of Queensland visit to the Brisbane Synagogue

In December 2019, State Library of Queensland staff from three areas (Queensland Memory, Preservation Services and Information Services) visited the Brisbane Synagogue at the invitation of the irrepressible Dr Michael Briner. The Brisbane Synagogue is the second oldest synagogue on mainland Australia (built in 1886), with the oldest established in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1861.  The … Read more

Discovering Scouting’s past – bravo and thank you to State Library

Cover of Queensland Scouter magazine, January 1965

Guest blogger: David Teufel, Branch Commissioner – Heritage, The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc. With the first Scout troops starting in Queensland in 1908, Scouting has been part of many communities across the State for over a century.  Many thousands of young people and adults have enjoyed and benefited from their Scouting experience. … Read more

Early racing history in the Brisbane River Valley

Guest Blogger: Elizabeth DeLacy, Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails The pioneers of the Brisbane River Valley were renowned horsemen. Articles uncovered in the Moreton Bay Courier and Sydney Morning Herald reveal interesting facts about local identities and settlement in the district. Colin Mackenzie of Kilcoy Station was a steward at the first meeting of the Moreton … Read more

Give a little, change a lot – Volunteers working in GLAM

Barcaldine’s former librarian Julie Mitchell introduces Dell Scott, member of Barcaldine & District Historical Society, 2015.

Queensland’s documented history and cultural heritage is dispersed throughout the state. L-R Barcaldine’s former librarian Julie Mitchell introduces Dell Scott, respected member of Barcaldine & District Historical Society, 2015. Many communities support local history groups, cultural organisations and societies whose volunteer members advocate knowledge of their regions and are helping to preserve a broader understanding … Read more

Anyone For Tennis?

With the Brisbane International in full swing, in a steamy Brisbane summer, it is timely to highlight some of the tennis related material held in the John Oxley Library.  The collections include photographs, cutting books, records of tennis clubs and associations, and published works about the history of tennis in Queensland. Reginald Heber Roe, appointed headmaster of the Brisbane Grammar School … Read more

Back to Yamsion Day

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

Guest contributor: Kay Nation, resident In October 2017 residents of the Yamsion district forwarded an invitation to State Library and the Queensland Memory team to attend community event – Back to Yamsion Day. Prior to receiving the invitation, not many of us had heard of the town Yamsion or any of the other settlements referred … Read more

UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – “Discover, Remember and Share”

Still image from Eric Marshall Motion Pictures, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated on 27th October in institutions around the world to highlight the vulnerability of audiovisual materials and the ongoing efforts in safeguarding this cultural memory. The theme for this year is Discover, Remember and Share. Visit the official website to see how collecting institutions around the world … Read more