2022 Federal election - help us collect political ephemera

Call for assistance to collect non-Brisbane electoral ephemera!

The State Library of Queensland has a significant and historical collection of ephemera.  This material, which is generally regarded by most of us as “throw away” items, provides a unique perspective into Queensland’s social life, popular culture and political viewpoints.

Political ephemera is an area of particular interest.  The 2022 Federal Election has been called for 21 May and we are very keen to receive any items such as:

  • How to vote cards
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Placards
  • Stickers
  • T shirts
  • Magnets
  • Badges

Our staff are always a great help in collecting ephemera from the Brisbane area, but we need your help once again to collect regional material.

Any election material to add to our collection can be forwarded to:

Election Ephemera
Queensland Memory
State Library of Queensland
GPO 3488
South Brisbane Qld 4101

OR dropped at our Welcome Desk, located on level 1 of our South Bank building.

The State Library, and all Queenslanders present and future, thank you for your assistance.

Political parties handing out how-to-vote cards at Sunshine Beach State School polling station, Sunshine Beach, Queensland, 25 November 2017. Dean Saffron. 31381, Dean Saffron Election 2017 photographs, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. In copyright. Image 31381-0001-0013

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