Can you help us? 2012 State Election Ephemera

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.

Political ephemera is an area of particular interest.  The 2012 State Election has been called for 24 March 2012 and Local Council elections will be held on 28 April and we are very keen to receive any items such as:

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

Our SLQ staff are always a great help in collecting ephemera from the Brisbane area, but we need your help once again to collect regional material.  So, if you live outside of Brisbane please take a how to vote card for every candidate and send them to us.

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

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

Simon Miller - Library Technician, State Library of Queensland


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Do you want photos of things like placards on motorbikes etc?

Hi Lee, thanks for your kind offer. If you do take photographs could you please burn the images to a CD or DVD and post it to the mailing address above.