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Past fellows and recipients

Discover past Queensland Memory Awards fellows and their research projects by clicking on the links below. 

Interested in learning more about Queensland's history and the stories behind State Library's collections?  Watch our fellows' Research Reveals presentations on Vimeo or watch videos relating to the Queensland Memory Awards program

Research Reveals 2024

Explore the 2022 Queensland Memory fellows' research projects showcased in our latest Research Reveals event. Watch recorded talks to uncover fascinating insights and hidden histories discovered during their fellowships.
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Research Reveals 2024 MC - ABC Weather presenter, Jenny Woodward, OAM.

Fellowships and residencies

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John Oxley Library Fellows
Explore research projects that document and create new knowledge about Queensland's history.
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Monica Clare Research Fellows
Explore research projects that document and create new knowledge about Queensland's First Nations history and culture.
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Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellows
Explore research projects that document and create new knowledge about Queensland's business and economic history.
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Letty Katts Fellowship Winners
Explore research projects that document and create new knowledge about Queensland's music history.
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Dr Robert (Bob) Anderson  and Vicki McDonald AM
John Oxley Library Award
Recognises an individual who had made an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland history.
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John Oxley Library Community History Award
Recognises excellence in the preservation, recording and sharing of Queensland history by community organisations.
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2024 State Library Medal winner Grant Collins with Library Board of Queensland Chair, Debbie Best.
State Library of Queensland Medal
Recognises the valuable contribution and dedication of former staff and their work at the Library.
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The 2021 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence was awarded to Ms Jo-Anne Driessens for her project Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lens perspectives.
Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence
2017-2022: This residency awarded GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museum) sector projects.
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Place Making Fellowship
2019: This fellowship uncovered the history and stories behind beloved Queensland sites.
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Queensland Business History Award
2013-2019: This award recognised leadership in preserving Queensland's business history.
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Q ANZAC 100: memories for a new generation fellows
2015-2018: Fellowships associated with Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation project.
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Siganto Foundation Fellows
2012-2017: An Artists' Book project to add new content to the Australian Library of Art.
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Research Reveals

Research Reveals is an annual State Library event showcasing the outcomes of the previous year's Queensland Memory Awards fellows. These fellows spend a year exploring State Library's collections, unearthing new historical insights about the people, places, and events that have shaped our State. Gain a unique insight into Queensland's history and the collections of the John Oxley Library in this series of fascinating talks.

Watch video presentations from our past fellows on State Library's Research Reveal Vimeo showcase. Embedded below are the latest Research Reveals talks and a video of the 2022 Queensland Memory Fellows talking about their experiences as State Library fellows.

Research Reveals Videos

Watch this video to hear the 2022 Queensland Memory fellows discuss their research projects one year into the program, providing insights into State Library's fellowship experience.