Major events and exhibitions

Palm IslandPalm Island and Our People
The inspiring history of Palm Island is celebrated in a fascinating showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories. Palm Island and Our People acknowledges the centenary of the first placement of people to the island as an Aboriginal Reserve and explores the history of this tropical paradise.

IslandsIslands: hidden histories from Queensland islands
Islands will explore the secrets, stories and hidden histories of Queensland’s islands and in doing so reshape our knowledge of these close but faraway places.

LifestyleLifestyle: a sunshine state of mind
Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland’s rare collection items, Lifestyle explores how Queenslanders live and play in the sunshine state.

Our Sporting GreatsOur Sporting Greats: Murri and Ailan athletes in the spotlight
Discover Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes from the sporting world in an inspiring showcase.

Bright Bold BoundlessBright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen's Baton
Explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Birds of Australia image - HeritagePast events and exhibitions
Past major events and exhibitions held or hosted by the State Library of the Queensland.

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