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WWII American Servicemen in Australia: The known and unknown

American soldier dancing on a table, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland during World War Two, ca. 1943. Image from State Library of Queensland.

Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 7 December 1941, America entered World War Two. American servicemen arrived in Brisbane by the end of December. They were largely concentrated near Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville, and Queensland became an important base for American forces during the War in the Pacific. ‘Over-sexed, over-paid and over here’ … Read more

Aspiring Indigenous Entrepreneurs set to take over The Edge

Australia's First Indigenous Startup Weekend

Proudly hosted by The Edge, State Library – Australia’s First Indigenous Startup Weekend is a not-for-profit event Powered by Google, which sets out to tackle the development of more Indigenous owned and operated business by increased promotion of Indigenous Entrepreneurship. The event is a social impact initiative organised by two Kamilarioi men, Troy Casey and Dean … Read more

Computing information for everyone

Computer images from ProQuest Computing Database.

Whether you are a computer expert, a student of computer sciences, or someone who regularly uses computers at home or work (and let’s face it, that includes almost everyone), you will appreciate ProQuest’s Computing database, which gives you direct access to comprehensive information on all areas of computers and computing. ProQuest’s Computing database contains scholarly … Read more