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SLQ’s Conservation Unit comes to the rescue

Librarian Ruth Gardiner with historian Geoff Wharton

Guest blogger: Geoff Wharton, historian On 27 May 2013, Her Excellency Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, the Netherlands Ambassador to Australia, visited the Mapoon community on Western Cape York Peninsula to participate in the official opening of the First Contact Memorial – a joint project of the Netherlands Parliament, the Queensland Government and the Mapoon Aboriginal Shire … Read more

Mapoon slides

Mission slides of the Presbyterian Church, Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Queensland Records, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Provenance and context are two key principles when using Original Materials in the John Oxley Library. ¬†Interesting material can come from unexpected sources. One such collection is Accession 2804 from the¬†Uniting Church in Australia. This collection consists of material created by the Methodist, Presbyterian and, later, the Uniting Church. Of particular interest are the documents … Read more