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Queensland Heritage Register Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Queensland Heritage Register is a list of places that have state cultural heritage significance. Entry in the Queensland Heritage Register means a place is of importance to the people of Queensland and enriches our understanding of the state’s history.

The places entered in the Queensland Heritage Register are diverse, representing many aspects of the state’s history, and include:

  • buildings
  • parks and gardens
  • recreational venues and sporting arenas
  • landscapes
  • precincts
  • monuments and memorials
  • cemeteries
  • homestead complexes
  • industrial sites
  • institutions
  • bridges and roads
  • lighthouses
  • natural features and trees

The Queensland Heritage Register Fellowship supports research using the John Oxley Library and State Library collections to unearth and generate new knowledge about places entered on the Queensland Heritage Register, particularly places or aspects of Queensland's history that are less well-known or recognised.

The fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of $20,000, a personal workspace within the Neil Roberts Research Lounge for 12 months and premium access to State Library’s extensive collections and library staff expertise. 

Browse our collection to discover architectural plans, photographs, videos and other items that relate to Queensland's heritage.

The Queensland Heritage Register Fellowship is generously supported by the Heritage Branch, Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Views of the Mount Elliott Copper mine 1912 and 1992.

Top: View of the Mount Elliott Copper mine, 1912.

Bottom: Ruin of the Mount Elliott smelter photographed in 1992.

The Mount Elliott Mining Complex, south of Cloncurry, has been entered in the Queensland Heritage Register as an archaeological place. The site includes remnants of the Mount Elliott Mine, the smelter, a range of associated infrastructure, scattered archaeological artefacts, the abandoned town of Selwyn and its associated cemetery.

Interested in applying?

State Library is currently taking applications for the 2025 Queensland Heritage Register Fellowship. Pitch your research project by completing the online application form, link below. Please read the Guidelines and Selection Criteria before applying, as these are used by the judging panel to rate and select the successful applicant.

Want more information? Read our FAQ, or reach out to us at or  (07) 3840 7887.

2025 Queensland Memory Fellowship Guidelines

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Apply now!

Applications for the 2025 Queensland Heritage Register Fellowship close midnight 14 August 2024. $20,000 stipend available.

For more information, attend our Fellowships Information Night onsite or online.

Apply now!

Queensland Heritage Register

Search the Queensland Heritage Register for a list of places that have cultural heritage significance to the people of Queensland.
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27671 Hall and Dods Architectural Drawings 1898-1984

Built Heritage

The John Oxley Library holds a large collection of drawings, manuscripts, and design plans related to Queensland's built heritage and architecture.
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Colour image of Design No. 13 from "99 everyday homes for Queenslanders" 1939

Queensland architecture

State Library's rich architectural collections document the careers and work of noted and lesser-known architects.
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Wickham Terrace car park [architect James Birrell], 1978, Colin Aggett

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Find out information about the judging processes and how applications are assessed.
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