For publishers and authors

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Novelist Rosa Praed  (1851 -1935). Neg. no. 177519.  John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The John Oxley Library is interested in collecting, as comprehensively as possible, the published works of Queenland authors in the area of imaginative literature.

A Queensland author in this category is defined as someone who was born in Queensland or someone who has lived in this state for more than five years. The definition includes writers who have written under a nom de plume and self-published authors who have made their work available to the wider public via a commercial distributor.

Imaginative writing relates to both in and out-of-print works and includes:

  • novels
  • short stories
  • literary anthologies
  • poetry
  • stage and screen plays
  • song lyrics.

We also collect:

  • biographical and autobiographical works which relate to Queensland authors
  • adaptations authored by Queensland writers
  • critical works which assess the writing of Queensland authors
  • compilations which include contributions by Queensland authors
  • works edited by Queensland authors
  • imaginative works about or set in Queensland (depicting uniquely Queensland circumstances or centrally located in Queensland).

Browse works related to Queensland authors.

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Image: Dean Saffron 2017 Queensland State Election photographs
Political parties handing out how-to-vote cards at Sunshine Beach State School polling station, Sunshine Beach, Queensland, 25 November, 2017

State Library of Queensland is an active participant in PANDORA - Preserving and Accessing Networked Documentary Resources of Australia – the national archive of Australian online publications and websites. In 2004, PANDORA was placed on the Memory of the World Australian Register.

Our involvement

Since 2002 State Library of Queensland has:-  

  • ensured that  Queensland websites are preserved for future generations
  • provided selection guidelines emphasising Queensland content and web material published and created in Queensland.

Suggest a site

PANDORA contains a wide range of selected online resources.  They include publications by government agencies, academic institutions and other publishers; websites by numerous organisations and community groups; and others covering various subject areas, interests and activities.  

Also included are political issues and election campaigns, festivals and events, and blogs. Recent collecting initiatives include 2017 Queensland State Election Campaign and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

New resources are added to PANDORA selectively, with an emphasis on collecting and preserving online content considered authoritative, significant and as having long-term research value. Your suggestions are important. Please consult:

Accessing PANDORA

The PANDORA Archive is hosted by the National Library of Australia (NLA).  Access is available directly through the PANDORA homepage or browse SLQ's PANDORA content in One Search.