John Oxley Library Award and John Oxley Community History Award

Both the John Oxley Library Award and the John Oxley Library 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.

John Oxley Library Award - 2018 Recipient

Ian Poole

Ian Poole

Ian made significant contributions to Australian photography – not just as a Queensland photographer, but also as a teacher and mentor, writer, curator, a critic and judge, an aficionado of the art, and active participant in industry groups. In March 2011, Ian donated an archive of some 100,000 original negatives, colour transparencies, photographic prints and scrapbooks to the State Library of Queensland.

John Oxley Community History Award - 2018 Recipient

Yugambeh Museum, Language & Heritage Research Centre

Patricia O'Connor

Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre (Yugambeh Museum) records, promotes and shares knowledge of the Yugambeh language spoken across the Scenic Rim region of Beenleigh, Beaudesert and the Gold Coast and across South East Queensland.

Since 2003 the centre has actively worked with community and through various initiatives has focussed on cultural and educational exchange so that generations today and in the future can embrace traditional language, stories and heritage.

Please note: The recipients of these awards are chosen internally. They are not open for application.

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