The Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party

On 12 November, Brian Randall of the John Oxley Library gave a presentation to Australian labor party members and guests on the Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party to the People of Queensland (dated September 1892).  Also, the original Manifesto manuscript was on display for guests to view along with the original minute book from the first Labour-in-Politics convention held in Brisbane in 1892.

Brian Randall from the John Oxley Library addressing the audience

The presentation provided an overview of the early history and development of the Queensland Labor party as well as the context and background of the Manifesto.  Following the presentation there were many questions and on-going discussion indicating a high level of interest in this part of Queensland's history.

A facsimile of the Manifesto, prepared by the State Library's Conservation Unit, was presented to the Party and this was accepted by Manfred Cross AO.

Please see the earlier blog post on the Manifesto which also gives details of its recent listing on UNESCOs memory of the World Register


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