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Official Launch of ‘Past’ Commemorations 2018 Palm Island Centenary Celebrations

Palm Island Centenary Celebrations

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council launched its ‘Past’ event, reflecting on the past 100 years on Friday, 9 March 2018 with a community BBQ and ‘open mic’ session. The official launch commenced on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and was well attended by community and dignitaries. An Elders yarning circle, traditional dancers, and the official opening of … Read more

Local Studies focus

Local History Services Lead Clinton Johnston introduces Joan Kelly, Moreton Bay Regional Council Museums Network Coordinator to the group, November 2017. Photo by Anne Scheu, State Library of Queensland.

Did you know the Queensland Local Studies Group meets several times a year to discuss and share information about best practice and specific aspects relating to local studies collections in order to preserve Queensland’s documentary heritage? The meetings are dispersed throughout the South East local government regions and encourage the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums … Read more

Interested in local history?

Patriotic procession held in Maryborough, ca. 1918

The Queensland Local Studies Group (QLSG) meets to share information on all aspects of local history, both old and new. The group acts as a medium in which to discuss matters relating to providing local studies services to members of the public. Meetings are held several times a year and hosted by different public libraries … Read more

A fantastic marriage of history and digital literacy in Ipswich!

Minecraft 1893 - 2017

Like many ideas, this Ipswich Libraries project started with questions: How can the library bring the younger generation of Ipswich closer to the city’s history? How can we ignite an interest in local history building on what is being taught in schools? The Public Programming team felt technology might provide the answer and, while looking … Read more