Past Queensland Memory Awards fellows and award recipients

Discover our past Queensland Memory Awards fellows and award recipients by clicking on the links below. Learn about their projects, their research topics and how they utilised the collections of the John Oxley Library.

To find out who were the recipients of the 2020 Queensland Memory Awards, watch the announcement video below. 

The John Oxley Library Fellowship is awarded annually to support a research project that utilises the John Oxley Library collection and contributes to the creation of new knowledge about Queensland's history. The award is gifted by the Queensland Library Foundation.

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The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is awarded annually to support a research project that utilises the John Oxley Library collection and contributes to the creation of new knowledge about Queensland's business or economic history. The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame is an initiative of QUT Business School, State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation.

Woman mixing sound in the Edge recording studio

The Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence is awarded annually to a leading thinker in the cultural sector, whose work gives rise to innovative new services or strategies. The residency is generously supported by Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM through the Queensland Library Foundation.

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The Letty Katts Award is given biannually. The award gives a musician, composer, scholar or researcher the opportunity to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art/study, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work/s inspired by Queensland’s music history. The award is generously supported by Dr Stanton Mellick OAM ED and Professor Jill Mellick through the Queensland Library Foundation.

JOL Award Winner 2019

The John Oxley Library Award recognises an individual who had made an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland history. 

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The John Oxley Library Community History Award recognises excellence and innovation in the preservation, recording and sharing of Queensland history by community organisations. The Award is gifted annually by the Queensland Library Foundation

Peters Ice Cream worker Darlia Loula Argyris packing icecreams for dispatch at the Peters Ice Cream Factory West End in Brisbane

The Place Making Fellowship was awarded in 2019 as an opportunity to discover the legends, stories and histories behind beloved Queensland sites. In partnership with Sekisui House Australia and West Village, the focus of the 2019 fellowship was Queensland’s Ice Cream History, exploring the original Peters Ice Cream Factory, an iconic site in the West End community.

From 2015 to 2018, four Fellowships were awarded annually during the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation project. These fellowships supported research projects that uncovered and explored untold stories about Queensland’s experience during the First World or other significant military campaign from the last 100 years.

2015 Research Fellow Victoria Cooper

From 2012 to 2017, The Siganto Foundation supported the Australian Library of Art to fund the Siganto Foundation Artists' Book project. The project hosted workshops, fellowships, lectures and seminars to advance the awareness of this collection and enable creativity to thrive through the form of artists’ books. As a result, each of the ten fellowships used State Library collections to produce an artist book or research the artists’ book genre for the ALA.

On the State Library of Queensland's Vimeo channel we have put together a showcase of videos from past Queensland Memory Awards fellows and award recipients. The videos are a mix of public talks and lectures on the topics researched or interviews with the fellows themselves on their project, the outcomes and what it was like to be a fellow for a year. View the showcase to watch the videos.

Embedded below are the latest Research Reveals talks from 2020. The Research Reveals series gives our awards recipients the chance to present their research outcomes from the previous 12 months via a public talk or lecture.

2019 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow: Rutian Mi. Research Reveals: the history of Chinese business in Queensland.

2019 John Oxley Library Fellows. Matthew Wengert and Louise Martin-Chew. Research Reveals - Designs, Details, Devils: a visual history of the Queensland’s Government Printing Office.

2019 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence. Seth Ellis. Research Reveals: sound as historical material.