Yearly Archives: 2018 Back

Cardboard Castles now on in The Corner at State Library of Queensland

There’s play, there’s fun, there’s plenty to do, themed activities and a safe environment. Families, children under 8 and their carers are invited to The Corner, the play based learning environment at State Library, to experience all the fun of the new theme Cardboard Castles. Cardboard Castles provides the opportunity for young people to come … Read more

The best kind of beetles are taking over State Library

Two artistic Christmas beetle sculptures created by artist Elishia Whitchurch.

Normally a pest problem would be a huge cause for concern at a library — ahh, the collections! — but with these curious creatures, we don’t mind at all. Each year State Library displays giant three-dimensional Christmas beetles in the Knowledge Walk to welcome summer and celebrate the festive season in true Queensland style. Designed … Read more

International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD)

International Day of People with Disability logo

The United Nations theme for International Day of People with Disability for 2018 is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Held on or around the 3rd December 2018, this day provides an opportunity to bring awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. This year marks the centenary of the end of … Read more

The emergence of Flats and Apartments in Brisbane – Demoralising or Civilizing; Sophisticated or simply a practical necessity.

Block of flats

Who ever thought that the style of your living accommodation could be considered immoral and not in the interests of the common good? Flats or apartments became fashionable in the 1920s and 1930s. They were considered a new stylish way of living, which allowed the inhabitants to be close to the inner city and its … Read more

Tracing the Bridgeman family – anywhere but in Bridgeman Downs

Advertisement from Brisbane Courier newspaper in 1864

Recently, some research questions came through to State Library of Queensland’s Ask Us service, asking about Henry St John Bridgeman, an Irish migrant, after whom the northern Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs was named. What did the research staff find out? Starting at the Immigration Indexes, available through the Queensland State Archives (QSA) website, showed that … Read more

From Chairs to Bears! Find out about your antique or treasured heirloom at State Library of Queensland

Database - Carter's Price Guide

Carters Price Guide to Antiques – A database helping you to research your antiques and treasures at State Library of Queensland. Have you ever wondered about that piece of furniture you inherited from Grandma’s darkened front room – maybe a bookcase, a table, a piano stool, a chair or a bear. What about Grandma’s silver … Read more