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Give a little, change a lot – National Volunteers Week

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. 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 of Queensland history and our links to the past. This week during National Volunteers Week, the nation celebrates … Read more

Queensland Places – Victoria Memorial Institute, Thursday Island

Victoria Memorial Institute Thursday Island, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Victoria Memorial Institute building was an important part of the Thursday Island landscape for around ninety years, before being demolished in the early 1990s to make way for new council offices.  This photograph shows it as a well designed, impressive building with its name featured prominently over the front entrance.  It would, no doubt, … Read more

Remarkable images…remarkable stories!

A school operetta performance by St Mary's College students, Charters Towers, ca. 1930.

Every day is an opportunity to discover the remarkable content being digitised and shared through One Search, State Library’s catalogue. While working on a recent project at State Library, which involved heritage leaders, cultural heritage officers and volunteer members of history societies, museums, RSL sub-branch members and libraries – all participating in the Q ANZAC … Read more