State Library’s Queensland Memory Awards recognise the valuable contribution of individuals and organisations across Queensland in the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s memory — past and present. 

2021 Queensland Memory Awards recipients have been announced!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Queensland Memory Awards. Click on the tiles below to discover deatils of each award, the recipient for 2021 and the details of their project. A video recoding of the 2021 Queensland Memory Awards event can be found at the bottom of the page.

The Queensland Memory Awards are dedicated to supporting researchers of all kinds to interpret the collections of the John Oxley Library.  Through deep engagement and interaction with the collections, these interpretations provide new insights into the collection and contribute new knowledge about Queensland’s history. Click on the tiles below to discover more about fellowships, residencies and awards including past projects.

The Queensland Memory Awards are made possible by the support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation.

John Oxley Library Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship

Apply to help discover Queensland’s rich history using the resources of the John Oxley Library and State Library.

Monica Clare Research Fellowship

Help create new knowledge about Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship and Queensland Business History Award

Apply for support to research Queensland's economic history or nominate a business who proudly promotes their heritage.

Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence

Awarded to leading thinkers in the cultural sector, whose work gives rise to innovative new services or strategies.

Letty Katts Award

Apply for support to research and document of Queensland’s music history.

John Oxley Library Award and John Oxley Library Community History Award

Nominate an individual or community for distinction in the documenting and sharing of Queensland’s history.

State Library of Queensland Medal

This award recognises the valuable contribution and dedication of former staff and their work at State Library.

Past Queensland Memory Fellows and Award Recipients

A list of past Queensland Memory fellows and award recipients. Details of their projects and research topics.

2021 Queensland Memory Awards event recording. This annual event gives State Library of Queensland the opportunity to announce and present its range of fellowships and and awards.

The Queensland Memory Awards are made possible by the support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation.