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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

Podcast: Democracy – is Queensland different? (A night in the JOL)

The thin edge : ' you've found them out, now vote them out', Vote Labor. c.1929. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

The quest for good governance and the preservation of hard won democratic principles have been preoccupations for much of Queensland’s political history. But is our experience of democracy in some way different from that of other states? At SLQ’s most recent Night in the JOL Ian Townsend put the question to political journalist, turned academic … Read more

Vale Eric Deeral

Last week saw the passing of an inspirational man, Mr Eric Deeral, the first Aboriginal person elected to an Australian state parliament. Eric Deeral was a respected Gamay Elder of the Guugu Yimithirr nation.  As the National party member for Cook from 1974 to 1977, Eric Deeral advocated for better infrastructure and services in his … Read more