Mittleheuser interns research the collections of the John Oxley Library
For one week during the June / July school holidays in 2016, Year 11 students Eliza Woods and Caitlin Trout joined staff of the State Library of Queensland to learn more about the professional activities undertaken at State Library due to the generous donation by long time donor to Queensland Library Foundation, Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM.
L - R Brisbane Girls Grammar students Eliza Woods and Caitlin Trout take the opportunity to look through original documents for a reference to a research topic. Photograph by State Library of Queensland, June 2016.
Eliza and Caitlin, both students of Brisbane Girls Grammar at the time, were encouraged by their Year 11 History teacher, Ms Alison Dare to apply for the inaugural Mittleheuser student internship program. Each student submitted an application, explaining why they would like to participate in the program. Eliza and Caitlin's successful applications were announced at the Queensland Memory Awards function, June 9, 2016.
Both history buffs, the girls were also given the opportunity to choose an aspect of Queensland history, research the collections of the John Oxley Library for content and write a blog article to contribute to the John Oxley Library blog portal.
Mr Cooper comes to town - Eliza Woods
Planting the peanut in Kingaroy - Caitlin Trout
Anne Scheu - Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland