Australian federal election, 2010

Call for assistance to collect non-Brisbane electoral ephemera! The State Library has a significant collection of ephemera.  This material, which is generally regarded by most of us as transient or “throw away” items, provides a unique perspective into Queensland’s social life, popular culture and political viewpoints.

Women inside the gate of the city polling station, voting for the first time in a Queensland state election, May 1907. Image number 36662.

John Oxley Library Published Materials staff are busily preparing for the arrival of printed and other material that relate to the election. Political ephemera is an area of particular interest and the 2010, Australian Federal Election is almost here, please help us by sending any items such as:









  • How to vote cards
  • Flyers
  • Magnets
  • DVD's videos and electoral advertisements
  • Posters
  • Stickers
  • T shirts
  • Hats

We add all election material to our collection so please forward any you have to:

Election Ephemera

Heritage Collections

State Library of Queensland

PO Box 3488

South Brisbane QLD 4101

Many thanks!

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