Tag Archives: History Back

Faradaya splendida

Have you ever wondered what that exuberant scrambling vine growing against the northern face of the State Library is? Its correct botanical name is Faradaya splendida (family Lamiaceae ). Faradaya after the English physicist Michael Faraday; splendida for the glossy sheen of its large dark- green leaves; Lamiaceae, curiously, because its flower structure conforms to … Read more

Researching with Trove – getting started

We are proud to be conducting a series of three workshops on Trove. Each session is packed with interesting, informative and interactive material to showcase this wonderful database, allowing the discovery of its useful content. The current sessions are sold out but we will post tips and tricks from each session here. Trove: Introduction to searching newspapers from … Read more

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