John Oxley Library Community History Award
State Library and the John Oxley Library have a leading role in ensuring that Queensland’s cultural heritage is collected, organised, preserved and made accessible. Our heritage is a critical contributor to our identity and self understanding.
The John Oxley Library Community History Award recognises excellence and innovation in the preservation, recording and sharing of Queensland history by community organisations.
The Award promotes the rich history of Queensland’s diverse communities, and seeks to encourage the communication of those histories in varied formats. The achievement being recognised may take the form of a print or online publication, exhibition, website, blog, multimedia presentation, walk or tour.
The recipient will receive a $5,000 prize. Proudly supported by the Queensland Library Foundation.
2013 John Oxley Library Community History Award recipient
The John Oxley Library Community History Award was presented this year to Brisbane Open House for encouraging Queensland's residents and tourists to engage actively with Brisbane's history through architecture.
Now in its fourth year, Brisbane Open House has unlocked more than 50 of Brisbane's architecturally significant buildings to the public for guided tours and self-exploration, and hopes to add another 20 buildings to the mix.
This annual event is part of the Open House Worldwide family.