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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

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