This event is now in the past.
During every election, hopeful candidates fill mailboxes with ‘How to Vote’ flyers, generate slogans to shout at you from local newspapers, line the streets with posters and pin as many badges onto the lapels of voters as possible.
Advertisements display head and shoulder shots of candidates: always the well-groomed, serious but approachable person – the ideal neighbour. No matter what political persuasion, there is a certain sameness in their attempt to woo.
During every election, the State Library of Queensland collects election-related material, such as websites, posters, flyers and how to vote cards, as they document Queensland’s political and cultural history.
Queensland Votes showcases a collection of Queensland election memorabilia from 1920s through to now, telling the story of our state’s political past, the players and the parties in their bid to persuade you to Vote 1.
Part of Politics & persuasion at slq.
- 24th Sep 2011 10:00am-5:00pm
- Every day, until 7th May 2012
- Talbot Family Treasures Wall, level 4, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
- More information: