Maps tell many stories

The maps area in the John Oxley Library.

Maps are bursting with information and surprises. They can help with researching many different topics, from house histories to family histories, from changes to our natural and built environment to the use of land over time. As someone I work with said, “Maps tell many stories”. Finding the right maps can be tricky, but we’ve … Read more

SLQ supports Legacy Week

Nicky Cashman

During the Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Queensland was privileged to host a talk titled ‘The Serviceman’s Widow’. Visitors were given a heartwrenching insight into life on the home front for military families and the immense grief felt by Nicky Cashman, a widow of war. We also heard from two youth, Charlie and Alisha, who had lost … Read more

Pop-up exhibition: William Robinson’s Ekka Series

Ekka Series pop-up exhibition

The Ekka may be over for the year, but SLQ continues to celebrate the institution that is the Royal Queensland Show through a pop-up exhibition in our South Bank building throughout August. With a new selection on display each Monday, the exhibition features beautiful sketches by nationally and internationally renowned Queensland artist William Robinson AO, as … Read more