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State Library media releases

Media release • 17 July 2019

BUDERIM GINGER WINS QUEENSLAND BUSINESS HISTORY AWARD

Buderim Ginger was awarded the prestigious 2019 Queensland Business History Award at Wednesday night’s Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame induction dinner in Brisbane.

Media release • 29 May 2019

ROYAL MENUS TO RAILWAY MAPS — STATE LIBRARY WINNERS TO TRACK PRINTING OFFICE HISTORY

The visual history of the Queensland Government Printing Office will be explored by the winners of a prestigious State Library of Queensland award.

Media release • 8 May 2019

COUNTRY, CULTURE AND NATURE INSPIRE 2019 BLACK&WRITE! FELLOWS

Connection to Country and the natural world is the inspiration for two stories aimed at young people and children, which will be developed as part of the 2019 black&write! Fellowships.

Media release • 23 April 2019

INDIGENOUS RADIO MAKES WAVES AT STATE LIBRARY

Stories of rebellion and reclamation will be explored in a new State Library of Queensland showcase opening 4 May that celebrates the first Indigenous radio station in an Australian capital city.

Media release • 23 April 2019

RARE BOOK THAT STARTED ANZAC DAY TRADITION RECOGNISED BY UNESCO WORLD REGISTER

A century-old book that established Anzac Day as an event of national remembrance has been added to the prestigious UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

Media release • 21 March 2019

SAVING LOST LANGUAGES AT STATE LIBRARY

Century-old documents held at State Library of Queensland hold the key to the revival of near extinct Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders languages.

Media release • 9 February 2019

EXHIBITION TELLS STORY OF BLACKBIRDING IN QUEENSLAND

Tricked, kidnapped and enslaved; the history of the strength and resilience of Australian South Sea Islanders is explored in State Library of Queensland’s newest exhibition opening 16 February.

Media release • 8 February 2019

CRIME QUEEN LYNDA LA PLANTE TALKS REVENGE AT STATE LIBRARY

British crime queen, Lynda La Plante, will discuss her new book, Widows’ Revenge, at State Library of Queensland on 13 February.

Media release • 8 February 2019

$60,000 IN FELLOWSHIPS FOR QUEENSLAND RESEARCHERS

Applications for State Library of Queensland’s annual research fellowships are now open.

Media release • 17 December 2018

ROBOT RACES AND CARDBOARD CASTLES AT STATE LIBRARY THIS SUMMER

About 30,000 children and their families are expected to step into a world of art, stories and play with the State Library of Queensland’s Summer Festival from 31 December.

Media release • 3 December 2018

KIDS CAN BEAT ACADEMIC SLUMP WITH SUMMER READING CLUB

The national Summer Reading Club has kicked off, with Australian children expected to read half a million books in December and January, helping to stop the ‘summer slide’.

Media release • 26 November 2018

THE COUPLE, THE CADILLAC AND THE CAMERA

A husband and wife who cruised the streets in a pink Cadillac in the 1960s and ‘70s taking hundreds of thousands of photos of Queensland homes feature in a major new State Library of Queensland exhibition opening 7 December.

Media release • 21 November 2018​

​​​​​​QUEENSLAND CONSERVATOR WINS NATIONAL PRIZE

A State Library of Queensland conservator was crowned national Conservator of the Year at a special ceremony in Melbourne last night.

Media release • 7 November 2018​

AN ARSONIST AND AN ADMIRAL IN CONVERSATION IN STATE LIBRARY FIRST

A loner. A twisted mind. A devastating firestorm.

Media release • 23 October 2018

WINNERS OF THE 2018 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Real life events explored through both non-fiction and fiction have been revealed as winners at tonight’s 2018 Queensland Literary Awards ceremony at State Library of Queensland.

Media release • 22 September 2018

STATE LIBRARY COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS OF PALM ISLAND

The story of a Palm Island boat builder who saved his people’s language from extinction is revealed in a new State Library of Queensland showcase opening today.

Media release • 31 August 2018

EXCEPTIONAL AUSTRALIAN WRITERS REVEALED AS FINALISTS IN QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS

Stories from Queensland’s most exciting young writers and new work from Australian publishing heavyweights are finalists in the prestigious Queensland Literary Awards for 2018.

Media release • 22 July 2018

STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND ANNOUNCES 2018 YOUNG WRITERS AWARD RECIPIENTS

Two gripping stories from Brisbane writers aged under 25 have won the State Library of Queensland’s 2018 Young Writers Award.

Media release • 28 June 2018

STATE LIBRARY UNCOVERS HIDDEN HISTORIES OF QUEENSLAND ISLANDS

A mother separated from her children and forced to live in a leper colony for over a decade is one of many compelling tales from State Library of Queensland’s newest exhibition, Islands.

Media release • 28 June 2018

2018 QUEENSLAND BUSINESS HISTORY AWARD

A Brisbane deconstruction and civil engineering company won the 2018 Queensland Business History Award at tonight’s Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame induction dinner.

Ministerial statements

View the latest relevant media statements from Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Leeanne Enoch.

Ministerial release • 12 December 2018

SUMMER SIZZLES AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE

The Queensland Cultural Centre is heating up for a summer holiday season of arts and cultural adventure with a sizzling program of exhibitions, performances and activities.

Ministerial release • 24 October 2018

2018 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARD WINNERS SHOW OFF LOCAL TALENT

The Palaszczuk Government has congratulated this year’s line-up of talented writers at the Queensland Literary Awards, including the winners of the prestigious Queensland Premier’s Awards.

Ministerial release • 1 August 2018

CULTURAL CENTRE ATTRACTS 7 MILLION VISITORS IN 2017–2018

Brisbane’s Cultural Centre continues to thrive, attracting a record 7 million visitors in 2017-18, Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said today.

Ministerial release • 24 September 2018

TOOWOOMBA'S ALIVE WITH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ARTS AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES

When it comes to fun and engaging STEM and early literacy activities this school holidays, Toowoomba children and families are spoiled for choice.

Ministerial release • 9 July 2018

QUEENSLAND'S ART AND CULTURE TO HEADLINE NAIDOC WEEK 2018 CELEBRATIONS

NAIDOC Week will be front and centre of arts events being held across Queensland this week, and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said it was a great opportunity for people to hear and learn stories dating back thousands of generations.

Ministerial release • 6 July 2018

BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL EXPLORES 'WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW'

Tens of thousands of people will descend on Queensland in September to embrace “what the world needs now” as part of the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival.

Ministerial release • 12 June 2018

FIRST 5 FOREVER FUNDING SEES EARLY LITERARY FLOURISH

Promoting the joys of reading to young Queenslanders remains a priority for the Palaszczuk Government, with the state announcing an annual commitment of $5 million to continue popular learning initiative First 5 Forever.