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12 Dec 2014

First World War Fellowships

First World War research fellowships announced

State Library of Queensland’s inaugural Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation fellowships, proudly supported by the Queensland Government, have been announced today.

Four Fellows from varied backgrounds will be awarded $15,000 each to fund their research project relating to Queensland’s experience of the First World War.

Fellows will use Queensland’s primary documentary heritage collections in the John Oxley Library, Queensland State Archives and Queensland Museum in the fulfilment of their fellowship.

The 2014 Fellows are: Elaine Acworth, multi-award winning playwright; Dr Neville Buch, historical consultant and author; Robert Hogg, published researcher and writer; and local Brisbane performer and composer, John Thompson.

State Librarian Janette Wright said a great response was received in the fellowship program’s first year.
“Many applications successfully outlined how their proposed project could contribute to new knowledge about Queensland and the First World War, although four applications in particular stood out as exciting, impressive proposals that State Library is proud to support,” Ms Wright said.

“The 2014 Fellows have presented projects that will uncover and interpret Queensland’s experience of the First World War in compelling ways, including the development of a dramatic work, a study of Queensland’s intellectual history, a musical composition and performance based on wartime censorship, and a research project exploring soldiers’ sense of identity and belonging.”

Elaine Acworth’s proposed dramatic work My Father’s Wars follows the story of her own father who fought in both world wars. Elaine’s story personalises the costs and rewards of massive continental conflict half a world away through the life of a Queensland man and his family, in an intimate and known context.

Dr Neville Buch’s project Queensland community thinkers and their social-political formations during World War I: passion and reason for war and peace 1914–19 will examine the diversity of opinion and shifting attitudes of Queenslanders during this tumultuous time.

John Thompson will bring new knowledge to light through a distinctly Queensland project entitled Censors, Conscripts & Queensland – J.J. Stable and the Battle for Hansard. Mr Thompson’s research will focus on the Stable collection which includes Hansard No. 37, a record of Premier T.J. Ryan’s controversial speech which was ordered to be destroyed by Prime Minister Billy Hughes. One of only three copies of Hansard No. 37 that survived the Prime Minister’s orders is held in the John Oxley Library.

Robert Hogg’s research project, Queensland’s soldiers: place, identity and stories of belonging in the First World War investigates the largely unexplored themes of identify, place and belonging. Using the diaries, photographs and personal letters of soldiers who went to Gallipoli and the Western front, Mr Hogg will explore soldiers’ attachment to their home state and how they identified themselves as Queenslanders.

Arts Minister Ian Walker congratulated the winning Fellows.

“I am impressed with the depth and range of these projects,” Mr Walker said. “They will give us new perspectives of Queensland’s experience of the First World War and its many impacts. It will be fascinating to see how the Fellows use Queensland’s key heritage collections, including the John Oxley Library, to
expand our understanding of the First World War and this important time in Queensland’s history.”

The annual fellowship program is part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, a five year legacy project led by State Library and proudly supported by the Queensland Government, commemorating the centenary of the First World War and Anzac across Queensland.

For more information on the fellowships and Q ANZAC 100 visit www.qanzac100.slq.qld.gov.au.

Media enquiries:
Kirri-Lee Huggett, SLQ Communications e: kirri-lee.huggett@slq.qld.gov.au, p: 07 3842 9803

8 Dec 2014

Queensland Literary Awards winners

Queensland Literary Awards announced at State Library

The Queensland Literary Awards winners were tonight announced at State Library of Queensland, honouring talented Australian writers.

The distinguished list of winners saw many of Australia’s renowned and much loved authors recognised alongside debut and up-and-coming writers.

Winners Richard Flanagan, Paul Ham, David Malouf, Joan Beaumont, Ceridwen Dovey, Jaclyn Moriarty, Shaun Tan, Jackie French, Kellee Slater, Cathy McLennan, and Lesley and Tammy Williams were presented with their awards at a ceremony held at State Library.
 
State Librarian Janette Wright said the Queensland Literary Awards were a testament to the passion for writing and literature in our community.

“The Awards have grown out of community support and a great love of literature,” said Ms Wright. “We are grateful for the continued goodwill for the Awards and would like to thank and acknowledge the exceptional support of our key award partners the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund, The Courier-Mail, The University of Queensland, Griffith University, the University of Southern Queensland, Claire Booth, the University of Queensland Press and the Queensland Writers Centre.”

Chair of the Queensland Literary Awards Dr Stuart Glover said this year the judges had narrowed down an impressive list of 450 books and manuscripts to just 11 winners across ten categories.

“These books, the winners, and the notable shortlists, remind us of the diverse things that books can do and the invention and creativity with which writers undertake their work.  The awards acknowledge the quality of contemporary writing and point readers towards works that might be of interest to them or important in helping us to think about who we are as a community,” said Dr Glover.

“For some books, like Paul Ham’s 1914: The Year the World Ended, winner of the non-fiction prize, the politics and ideas are on the surface. Ham tells the always relevant story about how political hubris dragged us into the Great War 100 years ago. In others, like Jaclyn Moriarty’s The Cracks in the Kingdom, which took out the Young Adult Prize, the writing is playful and literally fantastic. But underneath the fascinating tale of characters caught between a real and an imagined world is an exploration of our hopes for the unity of our families.  Among the winners we see a sweep of ideas. David Malouf’s poetry collection Earth Hour examines the planet and people and space at a precarious moment in its history. These are works of labour and imagination,” he said.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, winner of the Fiction Book prize, is a novel of abundant range and depth that will undoubtedly become regarded as one of the great works of Australian literature. It has already been recognised internationally — winning the Booker prize earlier this year.
The strength of Australian writing for children is highlighted this year in the exceptional quality of the shortlist. In awarding joint winners the panel acknowledged that whilst very different books both Refuge by Jackie French and Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan are truly outstanding works offering children and adults alike a profound literary experience capable of changing hearts and minds,” said Dr Glover.


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Queensland Literary Award Winners 2014

University of Queensland Fiction Book Award:
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award:
1914: The Year the World Ended by Paul Ham

University of Southern Queensland History Book Award:
Broken Nation by Joan Beaumont

University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award:
Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection - Judith Wright Calanthe Award:
Earth Hour by David Malouf

Griffith University Young Adult Book Award:
The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty

Griffith University Children's Book Award:
Joint winners:
Refuge by Jackie French
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Emerging Queensland Writer Manuscript Award:
We Come From Saltwater People by Cathy McLennan

Unpublished Indigenous Writer - David Unaipon Award:
It’s Not Just Black and White by Lesley & Tammy Williams

The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year
How to do a liver transplant: Stories from my surgical life by Kellee Slater

1 Dec 2014

Summer Reading Club 2014-15

Choose your own reading adventure this summer

This summer young readers will be dodging danger, outwitting enemies and journeying beyond their wildest imagination with State Library of Queensland’s popular Summer Reading Club.

The Summer Reading Club is a free national literacy program developed by State Library and run online and in more than 1,000 public libraries across Australia.

State Librarian Janette Wright said the Summer Reading Club offered an exciting array of free adventure-inspired creative activities designed to stimulate an ongoing love of reading and literature and spark the library habit.

“From Indiana Jones to Bear Grylls and the Famous Five, adventure has a way of capturing the imagination of young readers,” said Ms Wright. “We’re tapping into that excitement to keep children reading all summer long.”

“Research has shown that children who read for pleasure are often the best readers. The Summer Reading Club promotes a love of books and encourages continued reading over the holiday period,” said Ms Wright.

Last year, nearly 35,000 Australian children joined the Summer Reading Club, and read more than 230,000 books over the summer period.

To join the club, visit your local public library or go online www.summerreadingclub.org.au to play games and competitions where you can win great prizes, read book raves, and to chat with other book lovers.

This year, club members can sample newly released titles of 21 Aussie authors and illustrators, search for answers in the Encyclopaedia Britannica online scavenger hunt,  craft adventuresome endings to a story started by Word Hunters Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne, and Australian National Children’s Laureate Jackie French, and write their own adventure short stories.

Information for parents and carers is also available to help make the most of the summer holidays.
Arts Minister Ian Walker said the State Library was encouraging an early love of reading through innovative programs that tapped into young imaginations.

“We can’t love something if we don’t know about it and by offering our youngest citizens a chance to explore a wide selection of books and authors, the annual Summer Reading Club helps children improve literacy skills,” Mr Walker said.

“The Queensland Government supports programs such as the Summer Reading Club and the recently announced Best Start Queensland: family literacy initiative, a $20 million program to give families the information and tools they need to help children develop early language and literacy.”

The Summer Reading Club is delivered in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association, and public libraries across Australia.

Summer Reading Club
1 December 2014 – 31 January 2015
SummerReadingClub.org.au or at your local public library

Media Contact
Alexia Saeck, SLQ Communications | alexia.saeck@slq.qld.gov.au | 07 3840 7784

24 Nov 2014

black&write 2015

State Library offers $10,000 Fellowships for Indigenous writing talent

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers are invited to apply for State Library of Queensland’s annual black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships.

Two successful applicants will each be awarded $10,000 prize money, professional manuscript development working with State Library’s black&write! Indigenous editors, and a valuable publishing deal with respected Indigenous publishing house Magabala Books.

The Fellowships are open to manuscript entries in the form of a novel, short story collection, poetry collection, or children’s book, from both published and unpublished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers.

State Librarian Janette Wright said since 2010, the black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing project has already contributed significantly to fostering a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing community in Australia.

“State Library’s national black&write! project has begun to have a real impact on contemporary Indigenous Australian literature — across all areas of writing, editing and publishing,” she said.

Arts Minister Ian Walker said black&write! has expanded the opportunities available to Australia’s Indigenous writers.

 “The black&write! Indigenous fellowships highlight the incredible depth and diversity of Indigenous literary talent in Australia,” Mr Walker said.

“It’s important to raise the profile of this talent so all Australians can share and celebrate the rich history of Australian storytelling, whatever the medium.”

The 2014 Fellows, first-time author Adrian Stanley and distinguished playwright Jane Harrison have been working on their manuscripts with the black&write! editors since May, with their works set to be published by Magabala Books next year.

Winners of the 2013 black&write! kuril dhagun Prize, former rugby player Scott Prince and Logan schoolteacher Dave Hartley, have just been awarded Book of the Year in the Indigenous children’s books category by Speech Pathology Australia.

They join a growing list of prize winning black&write! authors, including Ali Cobby Eckermann who won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and the Book of the Year Award at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2013.

The 2015 winners will see their manuscripts developed and edited by the black&write! Indigenous editing team, including two new editing interns to be appointed later this year with support from Australia Council for the Arts.

Application forms are available at slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on. Entries close 30 January 2015.


Media enquiries:
Shahedah Sabdia, SLQ Communications
07 3841 9084 | shahedah.sabdia@slq.qld.gov.au


20 Nov 2014

Queensland’s First World War digital legacy launches

Queensland’s First World War digital legacy launches

State Library today launches a new online space to discover and share First World War stories from Queensland communities.
Using the innovative online space, Historypin, Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation enables people from different generations, cultures and places to explore and build on the stories of the Queensland experience of the First World War in the form of photos, video, audio clips and text.
State Librarian Janette Wright said that as part of State Library’s four-year First World War legacy project Q ANZAC 100, Historypin will globally connect Queensland’s First World War stories — before, during and after the war, including contemporary commemorations.
Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation has its own dedicated space within Historypin’s First World War Centenary hub, capturing, drawing together and sharing Queensland’s experiences and memories of the First World War. We encourage Queensland communities through their local libraries, RSLs, schools, academic institutions, historical and family history societies, community organisations, museums, heritage network, and groups interested in First World War history to get involved by exploring Queensland’s unique stories and creating their own project within the Q ANZAC 100 focus on Historypin,” Ms Wright said.
“This is a significant, long-term initiative as it enables communities, organisations and individuals to tell current and future generations Queensland’s stories, connecting our local history with the world’s experience of the First World War, as they come together in this online space. It’s easy to contribute by simply gathering together and uploading First World War or commemoration related images, video, audio clips, or documents, then link them to the relevant location by pinning the item on the map.”
Arts Minister Ian Walker was proud to include a poem from his own family history on Historypin.
“The poem Australia as a Nation was written by my great uncle Glanville Rolls, who died in the Battle of the Somme in 1916,” Mr Walker said.
“I’m proud to see this poem as part of Historypin and encourage other Queenslanders to contribute their
own stories and memories. We’ll keep the Queensland side of the ANZAC legend alive only if we share our stories. We owe that to the Queenslanders who didn’t come home, and to the future generations who are yet to be born.”
Queensland State Archives, Brisbane Grammar School and communities through their local libraries in
Quilpie, Hughenden, Mackay, Redlands and Sunshine Coast have already joined State Library in adding images and local stories to Q ANZAC 100 on Historypin.
“One such story is about World War One in the Redlands. ‘Our Soldiers, our stories’ tells the impact of the First World War on the Redlands through photographs, information and stories about local WWI soldiers and their families,” Ms Wright said.
“State Library’s ‘Egypt Experience’ reveals the 1st AIF departed Australia for Europe but arrived in Cairo instead, revealing the fascinating and varied insights of those young Australians throughout 1914–1918. The opportunities for communities to explore, capture and share their local First World War stories within Q ANZAC 100 on Historypin are endless.”

To find or contribute your First World War stories to Q ANZAC 100 Memories for a New Generation visit www.qanzac100.slq.qld.gov.au

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation is a State Library of Queensland initiative, proudly supported by the Queensland Government, to commemorate our history, expand our understanding of the First World War and help current and future generations appreciate our state’s experience of the war and Anzac legacy.

Follow the conversation with @slqld @Historypin #qanzac100 and #ww1

Media enquiries:
Kirri-Lee Huggett | 07 3842 9803 | kirri-lee.huggett@slq.qld.gov.au State Library of Queensland Communications


About Historypin

Historypin brings people together from different generations and cultures to collaborate with their local community to share, explore and document their local history. Through a set of web and mobile tools, anyone can upload historical photographs, videos, audio clips, stories and memories. These can be explored through maps and timelines, enriched with stories and memories and overlaid over Google Street View to create windows into the past. So far 375,000 pieces of materials have been shared by 60,000 users and 2,000 institutions and community groups around the world. Historypin runs a series of projects around the world, running local activities and events to generate positive social impacts in communities.

Historypin is a not-for-profit and was created by the not-for-profit behaviour change company Shift.

For more information, visit www.historypin.org

20 Nov 2014

ALLtogether 2014

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability ‘ALLtogether’ at State Library

State Library will host a free festival on Sunday 30 November, inviting the community to join in celebrating International Day of People with Disability.

State Librarian Janette Wright said the ALLtogether celebration day is an important event in State Library’s calendar, as it lets people with disability know their contributions to Queensland are recognised and valued.

“State Library is a welcoming place for all Queenslanders. Each year, we take this special day to acknowledge the important contributions people with disability make every day, to celebrate their diverse stories and acknowledge how they enrich our community.”

Hosted in partnership with UnitingCare Community and sponsored by Multicap, ALLtogether will bring people with a disability, organisations and the wider community together to promote understanding of and respect for people with a disability.

This is the fourth year State Library has partnered with UnitingCare Community to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

UnitingCare Community’s Director of Disability Services Lorna Sullivan said ALLtogether is one of many events worldwide that aim to raise community awareness, improve attitudes, and break down the barriers faced by people with disability.

“UnitingCare Community is proud to continue co-hosting ALLtogether, as it strengthens our commitment to engaging people with disabilities, their families and friends, and helping them to lead good lives,” she said.

At ALLtogether 2014 visitors can experience an even wider range of exciting performances and activities than in previous years.

There will be on-stage entertainment throughout the day, including performers with disabilities such as The Transformers Choir, Southside Singers and DJ Jammers.

Numerous organisations and community groups will also host art and craft stalls and information stands, including Brisbane City Council, Access Arts, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Life Without Barriers.

The event will be held at State Library, in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct. SLQ offers disability parking, access and facilities.

A free barbeque lunch will be served at 12.30pm. All activities are free, and everyone is welcome.

ALLtogether 2014
When: Sunday 30 November, 10am-4pm
Where: State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank
See the full program at slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on, or contact Lyn Thompson on 07 3842 9058 for more information.

Media enquiries: Shahedah Sabdia, SLQ Communications
07 3842 9084 | shahedah.sabdia@slq.qld.gov.au

19 Nov 2014

Wild things

Wild things play at State Library these holidays

This summer, discover a place where wild things play through workshops, activities, stories and a monster film festival for all ages at State Library.

Kicking off on 5 January 2015, State Library’s summer holiday program will have little monsters’ imaginations running wild as they build lairs, discover hidden wild things, dress up, play out their favourite tales, and explore the art of storytelling in Story Lab workshops. State Librarian Janette Wright said SLQ’s holiday program sees thousands of families visit each year for its rich program of fun and affordable activities for everyone.

“Both children and adults will be engaged with the great range of creative learning experiences SLQ offers, giving families a fun way to spend quality time together,” Ms Wright said.

“Many of our holiday program visitors say the activities are ‘not just for kids!’ as they have such a wonderful time themselves with their children.”

Experiment with the properties of paint in Queensland monster manufactory workshops (for ages 4 to 12, bookings required); get crafty and bring out your inner monster at wild wardrobe workshops (for all ages); create a monster-worthy reading den in the monster build workshops (for all ages, bookings required); then snuggle in and get ready for some tall tales with terrifying tales story time (for all ages).

Enjoy some ferocious family favourites in the monster family film fest (for all ages); and don’t miss creative hands-on workshops for little designers in the APDL little designers workshops (for ages 4 to 8, bookings required).

Plus, Story Lab workshops (for ages 8 to 16, bookings required) are back for another jam packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity. Choose from workshops in Minecraft, animation, robotics, manga, comics, cartooning, or script writing and performance.

Bookings are required for some workshops. For more information and to book visit slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on

Media enquiries Kirri-Lee Huggett, SLQ Communications t. 07 3842 9803 | e. kirri-lee.huggett@slq.qld.gov.au

18 Nov 2014

2014 Queensland Literary Awards shortlists

2014 Queensland Literary Awards shortlists announcement

State Librarian Janette Wright today announced the shortlists for the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards.
In releasing the shortlists Ms Wright said, “The continued support for the Queensland Literary Awards from authors, publishers, sponsors and the literary community has been exceptional. 
We thank and acknowledge the support of our key award partners the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund, The Courier-Mail, the University of Queensland, Griffith University, and the University of Southern Queensland.
It has been inspiring and encouraging to see many of Australia’s distinguished and much loved authors represented alongside debut authors. The judges, across all categories, have had an extremely challenging task short listing from such a rich field of nominations and I thank them for their work."
 
The high calibre of entries has again highlighted the strength of Australian writing and publishing with a number of smaller independent presses/publishers alongside the major publishing houses.
In addition to the Queensland Literary Awards, three Queensland Writers Fellowships and the inaugural Queensland Premier’s Young Writers Fellowship will provide support for Queensland authors to develop their work for publication.
Arts Minister Ian Walker said the Queensland Government was supporting four fellowships to create opportunities for the next generation of writing heavyweights.

“The awards night will see three $15,000 Queensland Writers Fellowships presented, along with the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers Fellowship worth $10,000 for a Queensland writer under 30 years old,” Mr Walker said.
“These awards mean more Queensland writers can pursue a literary career, develop manuscripts for publication, and tell their stories to a national audience.”

The award winners and recipients of the fellowships will be announced at a special awards ceremony to be held on Monday 8 December 2014.

The shortlists can be found at www.qldliteraryawards.org.au

2014 Queensland Literary Award categories are:

  • University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
  • University of Queensland Non-fiction Book Award
  • Griffith University Young Adult Book Award
  • Griffith University Children’s Book Award
  • University of Southern Queensland History Book Award
  • University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award
  • State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection – Judith Wright Calanthe Award
  • Unpublished Indigenous Writer - David Unaipon Award (supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and University of Queensland Press)
  • Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award (supported by the University of Queensland Press)
  • The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book for the Year

Media enquiries: Cinnamon Watson ~ 0432 219 643 ~ cinn@cinnamonwatsonpublicity.com.au

28 Oct 2014

Queensland Book of the Year

What’s your Queensland Book of the Year?

Voting is now open for The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year as part of the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards program.

State Librarian Janette Wright today announced the shortlist for the competition, which features popular local authors Frances Whiting, Matthew Condon and T. M. Clark, and opened voting to the public to decide who will take out the $5,000 prize.

“The People’s Choice award is a key category in the Queensland Literary Awards, celebrating great writing by local authors and giving readers the power to decide the winner,” said Ms Wright. 

“The incredible diversity of Queensland writing talent is highlighted in the 2014 shortlist which includes romance, crime, outstanding journalistic enquiry, memoir and surprisingly, even instructions on how to do a liver transplant."

“Queenslanders are avid readers and writers, with 84% of people reading or engaging in some form of creative writing. It is wonderful to have the support of The Courier-Mail for this award where readers become the judging panel,” she said.

The Courier-Mail editor Christopher Dore said The Courier-Mail has a proud tradition of supporting literature in Queensland.

“I encourage all readers to go online and vote for their Queensland book of the year,” said Mr Dore.

Catherine Titasey won the Queensland Literary Awards Emerging Queensland Author in 2012 for her manuscript which has now been nominated for the People’s Choice award. This is testament to how important competitions like these are to supporting, nurturing and developing local writing talent.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite shortlisted book at the Queensland Literary Awards website http://qldliteraryawards.org.au until 21 November.

The winner will be announced at the Queensland Literary Awards ceremony in December.

The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award 
Shortlist 2014

  • My Brother–But–One, T. M. Clark (Harlequin Mira)
  • Walking on Trampolines, Frances Whiting (Pan Macmillan)
  • My Island Homicide, Catherine Titasey (UQP)
  • Atomic City, Sally Breen (Harper Collins)
  • Jacks and Jokers, Matthew Condon (UQP)
  • Lingering Doubts: Going Inside Brisbane's Arcade Murder, Deb Drummond and Janice Teunis (Copyright Publishing)
  • How to do a liver transplant: Stories from my surgical life, Kellee Slater (NewSouth Books)
  • The Power of Bones, Keelen Mailman (Allen and Unwin)

Media enquiries
Alexia Saeck, SLQ Communications
07 3840 7784 | alexia.saeck@slq.qld.gov.au


24 Oct 2014

Last chance Q ANZAC 100 Fellowships

Last chance to apply for a Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship

There are only two weeks left to apply for State Library of Queensland’s inaugural Q ANZAC 100:
Memories for a New Generation
fellowship program.

Four fellowships valued at $15,000 each are on offer to fund research projects relating to Queensland’s
experience of the First World War, both on the home front and the warfront.

State Librarian Janette Wright said the fellowship program is a unique opportunity for researchers to
explore and create new knowledge about our state’s history and commemorate 100 years since the First
World War.

“We are calling for fellowship applications from across Queensland, particularly those that draw attention to
the untold stories of the First World War,” Ms Wright said.

“Following the key criteria — relevance to Queensland and the First World War, new knowledge, use of
collections, project outcomes and project viability — fellowship outcomes may include anything from a
publication, an online engagement activity, a cultural activity or product, a significant acquisition or a
curatorial contribution to the John Oxley Library collection. State Library is a leading collector of Queensland’s documentary heritage and the fellowship program aims to make these resources more visible and accessible to Queenslanders and the rest of the world,” she said.

The John Oxley Library is a key custodian of Queensland’s documentary heritage and presents a wealth of
opportunities for researchers or anyone fascinated by Queensland’s First World War experience to
contribute to our state’s history.

Together with the $15,000 stipend, each fellow is allocated a workspace for up to 12 months, access to the
John Oxley Library collection and support from State Library staff.

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation is a five year legacy project led by State Library and
proudly supported by the Queensland Government, commemorating the centenary of the First World War
and Anzac across Queensland.

Fellowship applications close at 5pm on Friday 7 November 2014.

Visit slq.qld.gov.au for more information and to apply.

Media enquiries:
Kirri-Lee Huggett 07 3842 9803 | kirri-lee.huggett@slq.qld.gov.au

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