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 closed.
For more information about individual fellowships, 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.
2016 Queensland Memory Awards recipients:
John Oxley Library Fellowship — Lorann Downer, A century of politics ephemera: a window onto Queensland from 1915 to 2015
Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship — Dr Toni Risson, Queensland Greek Cafes: a pathway to success for Greek migrant families
John Oxley Library Award — Kim Wilson, Brisbane Art Deco project and publication, and establishment of the Brisbane Chapter of the Art Deco & Modernism Society
John Oxley Library Community History Award — Cairns Museum and Historical Society
Q ANZAC 100 – Memories for a new generation Fellowship - Victoria Carless, Paper Moon: research towards the development of content for a new novel, based on the stories of Australian deserters
Q ANZAC 100 – Memories for a new generation Fellowship – Ursula Cleary, Mother ANZAC Annie Wheeler
Q ANZAC 100 – Memories for a new generation Fellowship – Mark Cryle, Custodians of Memory, Archivists of Loss: Queensland Women and the Anzac Tradition
Q ANZAC 100 – Memories for a new generation Fellowship – Maria Quirk, A house of Fighting (Female) Queenslanders: One Family’s story of Feminism, Empire and the bonds of sisterhood during the First World War
Letty Katts Award – John Willsteed, Street life: posters and their role in the Brisbane music scene 1975–1995
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.
Information about the John Oxley Library Fellowship, awarded annually by the State Library of Queensland.
- Previous Fellows
The inaugural John Oxley Library Community History Award recognises excellence and innovation in the recording of Queensland history by individuals and local community organisations.
- Previous winners
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.
- Previous winners
The call for applications for the 2016 Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship program is now closed.
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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