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An afternoon in John Oxley Library

John Oxley Library. Image by SLQ staff.

State Library of Queensland’s John Oxley Library has a wide range of content both contemporary and retrospective chronicling events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape Queensland. Located on level 4, John Oxley Library holds unique Queensland resources including diaries, manuscripts, artworks, photographs, original maps and plans, and oral histories. Information Services Librarian Christina takes us through … Read more

Scandal, Marriages and Merriment: Discover your ancestors in the 19th Century British Newspapers Database

19th Century British Newspaper database search screen

With slippers and a cup of tea, sitting by the fire, our British ancestors devoured newspapers. What scandal and colourful stories awaited them?  What more will you find in 19th century newspapers? Finding details about the everyday lives of your British ancestors can be challenging.   Births, deaths and marriages are discovered easily, but are there more … Read more

“Chasing the DragonTails” – Researching Chinese Family History

Shipping record for Glamis Castle from http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/

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