Discover some of the treasures and significant collections of the State Library of Queensland. Come back regularly to this area of the website as different collections and services are highlighted.
Children's Voices is an exhibition of drawings, paintings and linocuts that were made by children of the Brisbane region in 1997 for the First Australasian Conference on the Rights of the Child, held in Brisbane at the Queensland University of Technology. The children’s work toured Australia for three years, and is now part of the SLQ collection in the Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive.
Works from the exhibition are again on display at State Library from 19 Oct – 19 Dec 2013.
The Garage Gamer digital stories share the personal and professional successes of some of Queensland’s most significant figures in the games scene. Through their personal accounts, they reveal the important role that games play in both their lives and the impact they are having on millions of players around the world.
19th century pastoral life on the Darling Downs comes alive in this intimate exhibition of treasures at SLQ. Explore the prized possessions as well as photo albums, planting journals, and other records of farm life of the Europeans who settled in the Darling Downs from 1839.
Freeman Brothers Studio, Arthur Hodgson, c.1855 Daguerreotype photograph, ACC: 28715 | Photographer unknown, Glengallan House, From "Views of Queensland" Photograph Album, c.1875 ACC: 6193;
The declaration by then Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen that Brisbane was to host the 1982 Commonwealth Games took place during a long period of struggle for land rights and self-determination by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Queensland.
Closeup detail of A Journal of a Voyage round the World, in His Majesty’s ship Endeavour. In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 and 1771; undertakes in pursuit of natural knowledge, at the desire of the Royal Society… attributed to James Magra, 1771. and Astronomical observations made in the voyages which were undertaken by order of his present Majesty, for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successfully performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, Tamer, Swallow, and Endeavour by William Wales.
The exhibition highlights original issues of The Cane Toad Times as the centrepiece of an unfolding cultural history created by a collective of individuals who sought to expose a hidden Brisbane.
The Government is growing, circa 1978 Brisbane, Self-Management Organization, Socialist Action Group (Anarchist Tendency) Colour poster, 570 x 440m, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, HPT POL 162
An exhibition sharing contemporary and historical memories of Queensland's floods - making sense of the past and celebrating the spirit of recovery
Tea & Me is a unique collection of stories, memories, pictures and tea cups from contributors all over Queensland.
The tea cups are on display on the Queensland Terrace, Level 2, State Library of Queensland.
Vernon Ah Kee, neither pride nor courage, 2006, 1 of 3, The James C. Sourris, AM, Collection, Gift of James C Sourris through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2007. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program