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Phil Dickie Collection

Investigative journalist Phil Dickie at the State Library of Queensland, March 2012. Photograph SLQ

Among the recipients of the 2017 Queensland Greats Awards, announced on 6 June (Queensland Day), was award-winning investigative journalist Phil Dickie. Dickie’s articles for the Courier-Mail were instrumental to uncovering police corruption and organised crime in Queensland during the 1980s. Dickie’s investigative reporting for the Courier-Mail, along with ABC Four Corners‘ Moonlight State were the … Read more

“Shirting” the Issues

KRUDD's 2013 Local Griffith Campaign T-shirt

The democratic process has provided us here at the John Oxley Library a plethora of opportunities to collect contemporary materials. From our last State and Local elections and from ephemera, websites to photographic essays; we have been collecting, capturing and receiving content around the Queensland political landscape of the moment for our future reflecting and … Read more

New Acquisition: Noel Preston Papers 1976-2001

The Concerned Christians Scrapbook, 1970s

The John Oxley Library recently received an important and fascinating collection of personal papers and scrapbooks from Dr. Noel Preston; ethicist, academic, social justice campaigner and retired Uniting Church minister.  For more than fifty years Dr. Preston has led social justice movements in Queensland including The Concerned Christians, Citizens Against Corruption and People for Nuclear … Read more

Getting Queensland content out there!

Ably supported by State Library staff representing the links between Queensland content, public libraries and Queensland communities, each workshop participant from the Hughenden and Charters Towers communities attending the training session was keen to build local content for publishing on the free online encyclopedia.    The Queensland regions that expressed an interest in the 2012 … Read more