Gale, Ron. (2003). People Swimming near Sea Birds on Michaelmas Cay, Part of the Great Barrier Reef, 1987, Collection reference: 7435 Ron and Ngaire Gale Collection.

Queensland stories

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On 6 June 1859, Queen Victoria signed her approval that the colony of Queensland officially separate from New South Wales. This year, Queensland celebrates its 160th anniversary on Thursday 6 June. At State Library we're creating a digital time capsule of the memorable people, places and events of the state's…
Anthony Alder 1838  1915 Lincoln sheep Homeward Laddie 1895 Oil on canvas 109 x 135 cm John Oxley Library State Library of Queensland ACC 28082

19th century pastoral life on the Darling Downs comes alive in this intimate exhibition of treasures at SLQ.  Explore the prized possessions as well as photo albums, planting journals, and other re

Is technology changing the Queensland lifestyle?
What makes a city ‘smart’ and how do we build one that works for everyone? How can Queensland use technology to improve liveability, increase productivity and e...
How will technological advances transform our work? Is capitalism dead? As our current jobs disappear to ever more sophisticated automation, what kind of jobs w...
With the massive changes occurring in our world through digital innovation, theories abound as to what kind of future this will create.
A diverse panel of speakers discuss what impact policy and legislation have on our ingrained cultures and attitudes; some of the limiting factors of the current...
We’re gearing up for the Ekka here in Brisbane and to celebrate, we will be hosting a conversation on our connection to land, heritage and agriculture.
What does sport do for Queensland?