John Oxley Library Award and John Oxley Library Community History Award

Nominations for the 2020 John Oxley Library Award and John Oxley Library Community History Award are now closed. 

The John Oxley Library Award and the John Oxley Library Community History Award are gifted by the Queensland Library Foundation. These awards are given annually to individuals and local community organisations for distinction and innovation in the documenting and sharing of Queensland’s history.

John Oxley Library Award 

The John Oxley Library Award recognises an individual who had made an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland history. The award is granted annually to promote the value of historical knowledge and its role in shaping Queenslanders' understanding of themselves and each other. The achievement being recognised may relate to any aspect of Queensland's social, political, economic and cultural life; and may take any form, occurring in any context, and extending over any period of time

John Oxley Library Community History Award

The John Oxley Library Community History Award recognises excellence and innovation in the preservation, recording and sharing of Queensland history by community organisations. The successful recipient will receive a one-off gift of $5000. The Award promotes the rich history of Queensland’s diverse communities, and seeks to encourage the communication of those histories in varied formats. The achievement being recognised is not restricted by format and can take the shape of a community engagement initiative, project or event.

Kattie Pittock accepting the John Oxley Library Award on behalf of Paul Lyons, winner of the 2019 Queensland Memory Awards.

Winner of the 2019 John Oxley Library Community History Award, Caylie Jeffrey for her project Under the Lino.