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Queensland Jazz Memories – Protecting histories of pre-1970s jazz scenes

Billo Smith's Dance Band performing at the Trocadero dance hall, Brisbane, ca. 1943. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 2648

Guest blogger: Dr Lauren Istvandity –  2017 John Oxley Library Fellow. Queensland has long been known for producing quality musicians and supporting diverse music scenes, including those based in jazz. The significance of local jazz music history has been highlighted through the 2017 John Oxley Library Fellowship, which supports the project I’m currently undertaking titled … Read more

Avenging the Nurses: Government’s response to the sinking of 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur

'Work, save, fight and so avenge the nurses!'. From Australian War Memorial Collection, ID ARTV09088

Guest blogger, Madonna Grehan, John Oxley Library Fellow for 2015. The Centaur Fund Series highlights Queenslanders’ special acknowledgement of the nursing profession, in the years after World War II. Saturday 14 May 2016 marks 73 years since the torpedoing and sinking of the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, by enemy fire. On that day in … Read more

Applications open for seven research fellowships at SLQ

2015 Queensland Memory Awards

Researchers are encouraged to explore Queensland’s rich history with the support of State Library of Queensland (SLQ) fellowships. Applications are now open nationwide for seven fellowships totalling $100,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards. The Queensland Memory Awards comprise: John Oxley Library Fellowship ($20,000 plus 12 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts … Read more

Queensland Memory Awards 2015

2015 John Oxley Library Fellowship winner Madonna Grehan (left) with CEO and State Librarian Janette Wright (right). Photo by Josef Ruckli. — at State Library of Queensland.

State Library of Queensland announced the recipients of four history awards at its annual Queensland Memory Awards Ceremony last night. State Librarian Janette Wright said the Queensland Memory Awards were celebrated each year to acknowledge excellence in research and the creation of new knowledge about Queensland’s history. “Queensland’s past is rich with untold stories waiting … Read more

Queensland Memory Awards 2014

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship recipients. Presented by Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland to Madeleine King and Nadia Buick of The Fashion Archives.

State Library of Queensland has honoured five award recipients through its annual Queensland Memory Awards program. State Librarian Janette Wright said the Queensland Memory Awards recognise important new contributions to the state’s history and documentary heritage. “These awards offer those with a keen interest in Queensland history the opportunity to use the materials in the … 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