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Need help with your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history? Ask us!

Aboriginal camp at an unidentified location in Queensland, State Library of Queensland

Are you doing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history? It’s National Family History Month and what better time to delve into the secrets of your past! State Library of Queensland can help you learn more about your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history with our step-by-step guide. We also have Aboriginal and Torres … Read more

Queensland Multicultural Month – Supporting Queensland’s Pacific Neighbours with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a representative of State Library of Queensland I recently attended Asia Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC) and as part of that conference I was able to participate in a one day summit regarding Library engagement in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The Sustainable Development Goals are the UN’s aims for … Read more

State Library of Queensland celebrates Queensland Seniors Week

State Library of Queensland volunteers L-R Rhoda, Christine and Wendy. Image taken by SLQ staff member

One of the objectives of Queensland Seniors Week is to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities. As a number of State Library’s large volunteer community are older Queenslanders we thought it only fitting that we celebrate some of our fantastic volunteers; Christine, Wendy and Rhoda. Christine: I was born in Brisbane … Read more

Meet Lifestyle Ambassador — Margi Brown-Ash Margi is a multi-award winning theatre maker, therapist, educator, researcher, writer, facilitator and coach. She recently created a trilogy of plays about belonging, home and connection. Margi uses art and creative processes to coach artists and organisations through change processes, developing greater resilience and more sustainable and healthy lifestyles ( This year Margi has … Read more

Free film streaming with Kanopy

Kanopy database

State Library of Queensland now provides free access to the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy. Kanopy showcases over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films and world cinema. There is a wide array of foreign language films and material of cultural value. Many films … Read more

National Family History Month – August 2018

Cribb Family sitting on the steps at Garowie, Ipswich in 1919, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 109901,

August is Australian National Family History month and State Library of Queensland joins various libraries, archives, genealogy societies and other organisations in celebrating this event. There are many ways to participate with State Library’s family history activities this month, no matter whether you are beginning your family history research or have already discovered previous generations. … Read more