The notorious Ly-ee-moon

Ly-ee-moon remodelled for the Australian route  State Library of Queensland Neg no: 132957

The Ly-ee-moon was a fast vessel with elegant lines and a beautiful interior. She was a favoured means of travel on the Australian east coast run, usually with a full complement of passengers. The maritime writer Dickson Gregory, in Australian Steamships: past and present, claimed, however, that in the end, no ship ever eclipsed her … Read more

We love our volunteers!

SLQ volunteers, Billie and Sarah, at our Volunteers' morning tea on Tuesday.

11-17 May 2015 is National Volunteer Week, providing an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our society, and particularly here at State Library of Queensland. More than six million people volunteer each year in Australia, including 1.2 million Queenslanders. SLQ’s volunteer program has been running for nearly 26 years, with a steady … Read more

Libraries and structural change 9

Dan Millman, standing in front of a poster advertising the film adaptation of his bestseller, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives

I introduced my last post with a quote attributed to the French statesman Talleyrand, who served French governments, before, during and after the French revolution: He who has not lived in the years before the revolution cannot know what the sweetness of living is. Talleyrand’s remark seems to epitomise nostalgia. It’s also commonly interpreted as … Read more

Dance in video

Pas de deux du Corsaire, Ballet national de Cuba (Grand Palais). Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra.

Dance in Video is an exciting database resource available online through State Library of Queensland. Published by Alexander Street Press, Dance in Video features over 760 videos of dance productions and documentaries by some of the world’s most prominent performers and companies. The collection of works includes ballet, tap, jazz, experimental, contemporary and improvisational dance. … Read more

Learn with at SLQ image

State Library of Queensland now offers access to the valuable educational and training eresource This is a great opportunity to upgrade your skills or learn something completely new. is a web-based video subscription service providing courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills. It offers more than 3,000 courses and … Read more