Townsville research and archives seminar 21-23 May 2008

John Oxley Library staff members participated in a 3 day seminar held at the Thuringowa Library 21-23 May 2008. This seminar coincided with two weeks of heritage activities organised by the Townsville City Council, which concluded on Saturday 24 May.

Simon Farley from the State Library’s Heritage Collections Unit, Greg Cope from the National Archives of Australia, Brisbane Branch, and Niles Elvery from Queensland State Archives presented collection overviews, gave talks on immigration records and provided advice on managing archival collections.

Christine Ianna, Senior Conservator with the Queensland State Archives also attended on the first day of the seminar, covering issues relating to the preservation and storage of archival materials. This was a enjoyable three days. Many thanks to the people of Townsville and surrounds who made it to one or all of the seminars.  Special thanks to Niles Elvery for coordinating the event and to Annette Burns and her colleagues at Townsville CitiLibraries for ensuring the seminar was a success.

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