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SLQ acquires the last interviews of iconic TV chef Bernard King

Bernard King

“I became somebody and the whole nation accepted me for what I was. Fashion conscious. Stylish. Demanding. The whole nation coped!” – Bernard King State Library of Queensland is pleased to announce the acquisition of celebrity TV chef Bernard King’s final recorded interviews for our oral history collection. Bernard King was a star of Australian … Read more

“Chasing the DragonTails” – Researching Chinese Family History

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Undertaking family history for non-European ancestors is difficult and often challenging. Language and transcriptions of the original language compound the difficulties. The majority of Chinese immigrants to Queensland in the 19th century came from Canton (now known as Guandong), and some came from Fujian. Undertaking the history of William Lum Chew of Dalby, a Chinese … Read more

Read your favourite magazines online for free

Cover of Australian Geographic magazine

15 iconic Australian magazines have been added to the PressReader collection available online for free through State Library of Queensland. These newly available popular titles include The Australian Women’s Weekly, Dolly, Cosmopolitan, Gourmet Traveller, Australian Geographic, House & Garden, Good Health, Money, Elle, Empire and Motor. They take place alongside PressReader’s thousands of publications from … Read more