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What's on

Research Reveals

Thu 4 Nov (multiple dates) · 6:30–7:30pm
Dr Foley’s research project, Bogimbah Creek Mission: the First Aboriginal Experiment retells a significant yet forgotten aspect of Queensland’s history.

Botanica Paradiso

Now till Tue 19 Oct · 12am–11:59pm
Discover an extraordinary world of rare and beautiful botanical illustrations in the Australian Library of Art.

Remembrance Day

Thu 11 Nov · 10am–4pm
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, stop and reflect this Remembrance Day.

State Library blog

Imagine for a moment what life looks like from where your child stands. As a…

Are you looking for a specific Queensland topic you cannot find covered in the familiar…

Recently State Library of Queensland formally received a very significant and generous donation from distinguished…

During the First World War, military conscription was a topic of fierce debate across Australia.…

For little ones, sharing a story with you is so much more than reading the…

One of the most iconic of Queensland trees would have to be the bunya (Araucaria…

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