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Experience Queensland on Flickr Commons

State Library of Queensland encourages access to the images posted in Flickr Commons.

Did you know State Library of Queensland holds approximately 1.5 million photographic resources – negatives, slides, original photographs, copy prints and original albums dating from 1859 to the present day relating to Queensland? In 2003, State Library launched its digital image library, Picture Queensland, populating the online catalogue One Search with 6,000 digitised photographs – … Read more

Freedom Then, Freedom Now (5 May – 19 Nov 2017)

Freedom Then, Freedom Now - 5 May to 1 October at State Library of Queensland, Level 4

From drinking, smoking and gambling to voting, marrying and travelling — and everything in between — what are the freedoms that Queenslanders take for granted? Freedom Then, Freedom Now is an intriguing journey into our recent past exploring the freedoms enjoyed and restricted in Queensland and examines what happens when collective good intersects with individual rights. … Read more

Sharing the stories from Maryborough

Last weekend (October 7 – 9) members of the Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum sector were given the opportunity to focus on the unique ways the sector is re-interpreting heritage experiences through storytelling. The South East Queensland Small Museums conference held in Maryborough brought together a diverse group of experienced practitioners who shared their insights and … Read more

SLQ – a refuge from Black Friday (Chronicles of State Library of Queensland)

A recently digitised letter reveals that the Public Library of Queensland (formerly State Library of Queensland), was used as a place of temporary shelter on a day which was later dubbed ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Baton Friday’ at the height of the Brisbane General Strike of 1912. The strike started on January 18, 1912 after members of … Read more

A library in darkness (Chronicles of State Library of Queensland)

At the turn of the twentieth century, the issue of evening opening hours at State Library of Queensland (formerly Public Library of Queensland) was one that vexed regular patrons. This can be evidenced by letters of complaint sent to local Brisbane newspapers at the time about the inequity of access and discrimination of the working classes. … Read more