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An Englishwoman in the Torres Strait, 1969-70 (Elaine Sinnamon collection)

Thursday Island from the air. View from Milman Hill, Thursday Island. Horn Island in the distance. 30394 Elaine Sinnamon Collection ca. 1969. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 30394-0001-0076

State Library of Queensland recently received a donation of images and other artefacts collected by a young Englishwoman during her time in the Torres Strait between 1969 and 1970. Elaine Sinnamon (nee Street) was born in Derbyshire, England in 1941. After training as a registered nurse in London, Elaine travelled to Australia in 1967 as one of … Read more

ATSI Children’s Day celebrated with SLQ world heritage images, Boigu Island

Boigu Island children, Queensland, 1964, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image No. TR1791-0173-0096

State Library celebrates National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August 2015 with newly released digitised content from its world heritage collection, TR1791 Margaret Lawrie Collection of Torres Strait Islands Material 1964-1998 TR1791 .  Children’s Day celebrates the strengths and culture of  ATSI children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians … Read more

Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop (24-26 February 2014)

As part of State Library’s Indigenous Languages project, an Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop was held in the JOL Reading Room from 24-26 February. This event drew together 20 participants from across Queensland to research the State Library collections as well as share ideas and network about language revival in Queensland communities. The workshop participants … Read more