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Telling Queensland Stories

Since 2008, State Library of Queensland has been recording short videos featuring the stories of Queenslanders from a wide range of backgrounds. Here are some recent examples of digital stories made available to view via our One Search catalogue and Youtube. Queenland Railways and Significant Resources In this 12 minute video renowned Queensland historian Gregory … Read more

100th anniversary – March of the Dungarees

"The pioneers of the Dungaree contingent who left Warwick last week for Brisbane". John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 702692-19151127-0021

November 16, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the March of the Dungarees, a recruitment march that started in Warwick and continued through Allora, Clifton, Greenmount, Cambooya, Toowoomba, Helidon, Gatton, Laidley, Rosewood, Ipswich, eventually finishing in Brisbane. As they passed through each town the number of recruits grew, starting with 28 men and finishing with 125 … Read more

New Accession: Warwick Torrens Cricket Collection

Visit of the Australian Cricket Team to the premises of Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ltd, Cutlery Manufacturers, in Sheffield, on May 10th, 1930.

The John Oxley Library has been fortunate to receive the research notes and personal papers of cricket historian and statistician, Warwick Torrens. Warwick Torrens was born in Maleny, Queensland, in 1935.  He played cricket for many country clubs including Maleny, Cooroy, Noosa, Palmwoods, Maroochy, Eastern Suburbs in Brisbane and Thornlands.  A shoulder injury led to … Read more