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29th May 2015

Never in our Lifetime Lockyer Valley, 27 Jan 2011, Loren Jarvis, 27929

A celebration of the resilience of Queensland communities responding to the significant weather events of the summer of 2010-11.

Tindale image

A thought-provoking journey into the Tindale collection, what it means to Aboriginal people and its place in Queensland's history

Image: Enlisting depot in Brisbane during World War I, Brisbane, 1914–1918, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Start your Distant Lines experience here with information and imagery focussing on Australia’s two conscription referenda.

Image: Red Cross Society in Biggenden, 1918, C. H. Powell, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Learn more about the stories of Queenslanders at home during the war as they experienced the darker side of patriotism, uncertainty, separation and disenchantment. 

The Springsure contingent of the Australian Imperial, 1919, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Be transported back to the war front through the artefacts and stories of 25 diverse Queenslanders who served in the First World War.

Image: Members of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment in Egypt, ca. 1915 John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Compose your own message on a postcard reproduced from the First World War for display in Distant Lines in SLQ Gallery.

Group of Australian servicemen and nurses on board a ship, c. 1916, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Journey through the history of Anzac Day in Queensland by examining SLQ collection items and photographs.

The Music Hour

Enjoy an hour of music in the Poinciana Lounge.


Hitch a free ride to the exotic musical world of Babble-on.

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