Local History Collections at the Redcliffe Library

Redcliffe Library is located near the Redcliffe Jetty and Central Business District. The library is co-located with the Redcliffe Art Gallery and Special Needs Toy Library. I recently spent a very informative day with Pat Gee, the local history librarian at Redcliffe Library. It was a wonderful opportunity to expand my knowledge of local heritage resources outside of State Library.

Throughout the day Pat discussed the many projects that she and her volunteers are involved with, as well as showing me their online resource “Redcliffe Remembers”. This web site is a companion to the book of the same title. The book and the web site reflect the unique social and cultural history of Redcliffe during the decade 1939 -1949 covering the war years and the first few years following the war. Redcliffe Library holds a broad collection of documentary material recording the social and cultural history of the Redcliffe community.  Local heritage enthusiasts will enjoy discovering the Library’s many resources.

Links to other sites of interest:

Redcliffe district history
Redcliffe underwent a significant land boom in the 1880s and was quickly gaining a reputation as a seaside resort - offering a seaside experience similar to many of the holiday destinations in England.

Redcliffe remembers
Presents the unique social and cultural history of Redcliffe during the decade 1939-1949 covering the war years and the first few years after the war.

Redcliffe snapshots 
Redcliffe City Library - Historical Photos

Redcliffe Museum
The Museum and its Collections will offer an intriguing insight into a unique region, its European history since 1799, its heritage as Queensland’s first European Settlement in 1824-25.

For further information about these collections contact:
Pat Gee
Librarian - Local History
Moreton Bay Region Libraries
Community and Enviromental Services
Moreton BayRegional Council/Redcliffe District
PO Box159, Caboolture Qld 4510
P: (07) 3283 0320
E: Pat.Gee@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Janette Garrad - Library Technician, State Library of Queensland


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