Australiana sheet music and the Music Map of Queensland

Series: Discover State Library’s Music Collections.

This blog series showcases some of the wonderful music collections held by State Library of Queensland. Among these are music scores, song books, digitised sheet music, hymn books and online databases. Discover our music collections via our online catalogue One Search and onsite.

Australiana sheet music.

The Australiana sheet music collection contains over 1000 commemorative items with Australian subject matter including places, people, war songs, tv themes and more. This collection is catalogued and discoverable in One Search by title or keyword.

Here are a few catalogue searches to get you started.

View the digitised sheet music for some of our favourite Queensland songs.

Some Queensland songs from State Library's Australiana sheet music collection

How to access the Australiana sheet music collection.

As you may have already discovered from the catalogue search links above, several items in the Australiana sheet music collection are digitised and downloadable.

If you come across an item that isn’t digitised you can request a lending copy to be made for you. Ask us about how to do this.

Music Map of Queensland

The Music Map of Queensland showcases State Library’s interesting collection of music scores written about Queensland places. Click on one of the pined map locations to discover the compositions based on place.

Music Map of Queensland displaying song details for 'Birdsville Track' by Stephen Leek

Having trouble finding music?

Our Librarians can help you find music resources and offer guidance with searching. There are several ways you can Ask Us for assistance. We can help during your visit onsite, over the phone, via our online chat service or through our online enquiry form.

World Piano Day
Join us on Monday 29 March 2021 as we celebrate Piano Day with a free public performance by State Library’s volunteer pianists on the beautiful Queensland Terrace. Booking are required.

Read other blogs in the #MusicCollections series.


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