Mal Meninga visit

This week, Queensland Library Foundation welcomed one of Queensland’s living treasures, Mr Mal Meninga AM, Head of Performance and Culture at the Gold Coast Titans, and rugby league legend. Mal shared stories of his family’s South Sea Islander heritage with long-term donors, corporate partners, President’s 100 Circle donors and new friends. He also took time … Read more

Crowd Giving 2019: $30,000 raised to support State Library of Queensland projects

On 15 August, donors and library-lovers came together in support of State Library of Queensland at the fourth annual Crowd Giving event. The Queensland Library Foundation fundraiser attracted around 70 donors and raised $30,000. Emceed by Courtney Talbot, Foundation Vice-President, and Andrew Baker, General Manager Private Clients at Perpetual Private, the concept was simple – … Read more

All Aboard for Healthy, Exhilarating Cleanliness! – The Sunday Bathers’ Train to Sandgate

In the first two decades of the twentieth century, in an age of emerging public health measures, a new phenomenon called the Bathers’ Train ran on Sundays to Sandgate.  Bathers’ trains were not just a Queensland invention and also operated in seaside locations near Sydney and Melbourne and Adelaide. Leaving Central Railway Station in Brisbane … Read more