Spotlighting Queensland

State Library and the Queensland Memory program invites you to view our guests, panellists, academics, researchers, and historians invited to go under the spotlight and reflect on various aspects of the Queensland experience. The range and subject content is extensive.

Queensland Memory webcasts

The webcasts in this collection feature an array of SLQ events and programs delving into topics that are linked to the Queensland experience. They include the Queenslanders in Conversation series; Night in the JOL lectures; and the Time for Telling Symposium to name a few. This content is a reminder of the bigger Queensland story and bridges our understanding of the times and events taking place both historically and today. You can access a further selection of motion picture films, digital stories and oral history recordings of events and lectures on SLQ’s Vimeo collection.

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame

The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame was established by QUT Business School, State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation in 2009 to recognise the public contribution made by leaders of business to the reputation of Queensland and its economic and social development. Apart from a central repository established at State Library you can view the digital stories of Queensland’s distinguished leaders and recipients. Each story is a permanent public record of business leadership excellence in Queensland.

James C. Sourris AM Collection

Gain a unique insight into the life and work of contemporary Australian artists through The James C. Sourris AM Collection. Filmed in the artists' studios and homes, the digital stories are an intimate and revealing look at their work and the influences that shape their practice: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and performance arts.

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation

One hundred years later Queenslanders are reflecting on the stories of courage, resilience, sacrifice and duty on the war front and home front during the First World War. Through Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Queenslanders can access the content that is being shared today.

Playback Oral History Project

Playback, an OPAL funded project was developed to support the digitisation, preservation and accessibility of community oral histories that were created and deposited in the safe keeping of local studies collections in public libraries, community museums and historical organisations.

Presenting the interview

Panellists Michelle Rayner, Jennifer Barrkman, David Burton and SLQ’s Gavin Bannerman share their thoughts and observations on what happens to the oral history interview once the microphone is turned off, and the individual leaves the chair and walks away? Moderated by Oral History Queensland (OHQ) and President Margaret Ridley, October 2015.

Interviewing vulnerable narrators

Panellists Anne Monsour, Jo Besley and Kevin Cocks AM discuss the practice of interviewing vulnerable narrators whose life experiences include powerlessness, trauma or disaster, often leaving them with emotional or psychological vulnerability. Moderated by Oral History Queensland (OHQ) and President Margaret Ridley, February 2016.

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