A busy week in the John Oxley Library
We've had a number of interesting visitors to level four of the State Library in the last few days.
On Tuesday 9 March, throughout the course of the day, over 80 students from St. Margaret's Anglican Girls School came into the John Oxley Library Reading Room to view collection items relating to their studies on WWII.
At the same time visitors from Darnley Island came to spend a day researching body ornamentation and decoration as practiced in the eastern islands of the Torres Straits with influences from wider Melanesia. This research is for a future exhibition supported by Arts Queensland to be titled "Written on the Body". The group included artists Kapua and Florence Gutchen, Lynette Griffith from Erub Erwer Meta and Louise Anson, coordinator of the Darnley Island's Indigenous Knowledge Centre.
Later in the day staff from Link Up (Qld) Aboriginal Organisation and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies attended a workshop in the Fox Family White Gloves Room on the State Library's Indigenous family history services and resources.