Queensland Memory Awards

These awards recognise the valuable contribution of individuals and organisations across Queensland in the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s memory - past and present.

Applications and nominations for State Library of Queensland Fellowships and Queensland Memory Awards for 2016 are now open.

The Queensland Memory Awards 2016 ceremony will be held at State Library of Queensland on Thursday 9 June 2016. The event brings together Queensland’s cultural heritage community as we honour outstanding contributions to Queensland’s documentary history over the previous 12 months. If you would like more information about the ceremony, please email qldmemory@slq.qld.gov.au

For more information about individual fellowships or to apply for a fellowship please select from one of the following.


The John Oxley Library Fellowship supported by the Queensland Library Foundation, offers researchers and historians the opportunity to discover Queensland’s rich history utilising the resources of the John Oxley Library and State Library of Queensland.

The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is an initiative of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, a partnership between State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Library Foundation and QUT Business School.  This specialist fellowship supports researchers exploring Queensland’s business history.

The Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a new generation project offers four (4) Fellowships each year until 2018. Q ANZAC 100 Fellowships are awarded to research projects that deepen and broaden our understanding Queensland’s experience during the First World War.


The Letty Katts Award supports the research and documenting of Queensland’s music history. It gives a musician, composer, scholar or researcher the opportunity to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art/study, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work/s inspired by Queensland’s music history. The Award commemorates Queensland songwriter and musician Violet Mellick (stage name Letty Katts), and is supported by an endowment to the Queensland Library Foundation by the Mellick family.

Both the John Oxley Library Award and the John Oxley Community History Award are gifted by the Library Board of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation.  These awards are given annually to individuals and local community organisations for distinction and innovation in the documenting and sharing of Queensland’s history.

2015 Queensland Memory Awards recipients:

John Oxley Library Fellowship — Madonna Grehan, Something tangible to show our gratitude: a history of Queensland's Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses
Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship — Julie Hornibrook, Sir Manuel Hornibrook: Father of the Australian Building Industry
John Oxley Library Award — Trisha Fielding, North Queensland History
John Oxley Library Award — Trevor Newman, Your Brisbane Past and Present
John Oxley Library Community History Award — Ration Shed Museum, Cherbourg

Queensland Memory Awards 2015 from State Library of Queensland on Vimeo.

John Oxley Library Award

The John Oxley Library Award, which promotes the value of historical knowledge to Queenslanders’ continuing understanding of themselves and each other as well as recognises an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland's history.

John Oxley Library Fellowship

Information about the John Oxley Library Fellowship, awarded annually by the State Library of Queensland.

JOL Community History Award

The inaugural John Oxley Library Community History Award recognises excellence and innovation in the recording of Queensland history by individuals and local community organisations.

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship

The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is awarded awarded annually by the State Library of Queensland as part of the Queensland Memory Awards.

Q ANZAC 100 Fellowships

The call for applications for the 2016 Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship program is now closed.

Letty Katts Award

The inaugural Letty Katts Award supports the research and documenting of Queensland’s music history. Applications for the 2016 award are now closed.

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