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Play time in The Corner

Every day · 11am–12:45pm
Open-ended play sessions for children of all ages.   From dress-ups and puppets, cool construction kits and sensory toys, each of our play kits has been specially selected to inspire children (and babies!) of all ages to explore their senses, come up with games and get creative. Step away from your regular routine and the distractions of home into a space just for you and your family or invite your friends for a special play date!  Play time takes place daily from 11am–12:45pm. No bookings required.
Two young ladies in their Womens Australian Air Force uniforms feed the kangaroo Brisbane ca 1942
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Animal mascots

Sun 16 Oct · 10:30–11:30am
Hear stories of the weird and wonderful animals that have served as battalion mascots in this free talk at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries. Kangaroos, wombats, koalas, rabbits, dogs, and a Tasmanian devil! Many AIF battalions brought animal mascots with them to provide comfort and boost morale. But where did they come from? What did they eat? How did they behave amongst the soldiers? And what became of them? In this free talk, we take a light-hearted look at the marvellous menagerie of creatures who accompanied our troops as they departed for the front, including: Kanga, a winking, drinking kangaroo mascot that became one of the boys Linky, a beloved, prize-winning Alsatian mascot of the 2/10th Battalion that raised comfort funds for servicemen Rudolph, a rabbit mascot of the 2/9th Battalion that had his own uniform and beer mug After the talk, visitors can stay to explore the Memorial Galleries - embarking on a free interactive journey from World War I to today, before taking time to reflect on the remarkable stories of bravery and sacrifice in the tranquil parklands. Anzac Square Memorial Galleries is located at 285 Ann Street, Brisbane. Entry is through the double brass doors located beneath the Shrine of Remembrance.
Row of people seated in an auditorium looking upwards
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2022 Queensland Memory Awards - Live stream announcement

Thu 6 Oct · 4–5pm
The Queensland Memory Awards recognise the valuable contribution of individuals and organisations across Queensland in the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s memory - past and present. Please join us for a celebration of Queensland history and research as we officially announce and present eleven fellowships and awards. Also, meet the new 2022 State Library fellows and learn more about the fascinating and ground breaking history projects they will embark upon in the coming months. Watch the event, 4pm Thursday 6 October 2022: www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/live-stream. Book via Eventbrite below for a calendar reminder. #slqFellowships #Qldmemoryawards The Queensland Memory Awards are made possible by the support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation.

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