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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

House Histories: Derrington

Derrington as shown on the cover of The Homemakers' Book

Is there history in your floorboards?  Undertaking a house history involves following the correct steps in order to ensure you have the right information.  Recently, State Library of Queensland hosted a seminar on house histories.  To summarise the process, I have chosen a multi-gabled timber Queenslander called Derrington, located in Kedron. Built in 1931, the … Read more