History in the Archives: 150 years of record keeping in Queensland

On Wednesday 3rd June 2009 the State Library of Queensland played host to speakers from a range of archival institutions across Brisbane including Saadia Thomson-Dwyer from Queensland State Archives, Mairi Popplewell from the National Archives of Australia, and Annabel Lloyd from Brisbane City Council Archives.

Simon Farley outlines the John Oxley Library's 75th anniversary program.

The seminar drew a sell-out crowd to auditorium 2 at the State Library with members of the public learning about the history and emergence of Brisbane's archival repositories and the collections and services currently available at each.

Simon Farley from the John Oxley Library drew attention to the interconnected nature of these key memory institutions and spoke about the State Library of Queensland's Heritage Collections, including the original archival and manuscript items of interest to researchers of Queensland history.

Many thanks to all who attended and made this such a successful and interesting event in the middle of Queensland's 150th birthday year.


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Hi,My sister and myself were Wards of the State for 15 yrs and was placed in the orphanage named Tuffnell Home Nundah Brisbane Qld.from 1956 to 1968.Do you have records/imformation about us and if so can you forward the revelant papers for me to sign for me to have our records.ThanksChristine

Hello ChristineWe'll have a look in our holdings to see if we have any records for Tuffnell Home and respond to you via your email address.Kind Regards