Telling Queensland Stories

Posted on 05 Jun 2019


Since 2008, State Library of Queensland has been recording short videos featuring the stories of Queenslanders from a wide range of backgrounds. Here are some recent examples of digital stories made available to view via our One Search catalogue and Youtube.


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Rocking Horse Records (left) and Sallyanne Atkinson, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, 1985-1991 (right)



Rocking Horse Records (left) and Sallyanne Atkinson, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, 1985-1991 (right)



Queenland Railways and Significant Resources





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQORwt8EPEU&t=3s







In this 12 minute video renowned Queensland historian Gregory Cope discusses the unique story of how railways in Queensland were proposed and developed, beginning as single rail lines that were eventually connected in the 1920s, playing a major role in the development of the State. Greg also explains the significance of research materials at John Oxley Library and how to use Notes on Queensland Railways by John D. Kerr, a rich compilation of rail history from the 1860s through the 1970s. Other significant resources at the John Oxley Library include photographs, reports, newsletters and ephemera.



Rocking Horse Records





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vYsP8yE3g0







Brisbane's iconic Rocking Horse Records, which has been catering to the musical tastes of Queenslanders since 1975. In this 4 minute video founder Warwick Vere looks back at the history of Rocking Horse. An extended 30 minute oral history with Warwick Vere can also be viewed via our One Search catalogue.



Joskeleigh: A place to call home





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLbHjsmWSaE







Joskeleigh, a small coastal rural locality on the Capricorn Coast, is home to a number of Australian South Sea Islander families. This 7 minute digital story highlighting family stories about growing up in Joskeleigh was filmed as part of our exhibition Plantation Voices.



Trevor Berill





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FS_iO1YfRU







This 8 minute digital story looks at ways in which Queensland homeowners can adopt renewable and sustainable energy alternatives in their houses and in other areas of their lives. The home of Trevor Berrill, an award winning private consultant in sustainable energy system design, education and training, serves as an example. Trevor Berrill has worked in both renewable energy and energy efficiency for 40 years, including system design and installation, research and development, technical training, public education and policy. An extended 80 minute interview with Tony can also be viewed via our One Search catalogue.



Sallyanne Atkinson





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvVW29mr6_Y







This digital story with Sallyanne Atkinson covers her career in local government and role as Brisbane's first and only female Lord Mayor. An extended 76 minute oral history can also be viewed via our One Search catalogue.



Sir Llew Edwards





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCdTwibb5Ws&t=6s







Sir Llew Edwards reflects on his time as chairman of World Expo 1988 in this 7 minute digital story. A longer unedited oral history with Sir Llew Edwards regarding his life and career can also be viewed via our One Search catalogue. .



Red Cross Society in Queensland during the First World War





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DuysMa1gME&t=4s







The Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society began on 13 August 1914 at Government House, Melbourne, nine days after the outbreak of the First World War. The Queensland Division was inaugurated a day later, at a meeting at the Town Hall, Brisbane. 



Time Off





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h1I-CNXbZc&t=88s







Time Off magazine, a free weekly music magazine which began on campus at the University of Queensland in 1979. Sean Sennett edited/published Brisbane's Time Off magazine for most of its history, taking it from 16 pages to 72 pages. In this 5 minute digital story he discusses the history of this street press magazine. A longer 81 minute oral history with Sean Sennett can be viewed via our One Search catalogue.



Response to 10 Year Anniversary to Apology





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqxOXSePcVM







This 37 minute video was recorded at Cairns City Library on the 10th anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples. Interviewees were asked to consider the questions: Where were you when the apology was made? What did it mean to you? What has changed since the apology?


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