Queensland boasts a culturally and linguistically diverse society. State Library is committed to collaboration across communities and collects materials that reflect and document this diversity and cultural heritage.
The collections showcased here represent a small selection of the culturally diverse communities with materials held in the John Oxley Library.
Elizabeth returns to Kosavo in Albania, the country of her birth only to find the old family land and village destroyed. This story retraces Elizabeth’s journey from Kosavo to Logan City with all its tragedies, oppressions and triumphs. [ Number: 10040-0005]
Sha Hassani attributes Milpera State High School as helping him to settle into life in Brisbane after fleeing Afghanistan. Milpera State High School provides English language and settlement services to newly arrived immigrant and refugee students. [ Number: 10041-0005]
The Greek Paniyiri Festival was first conducted in Brisbane at Musgrave Park in 1976. Paniyiri, which in Greek means festival or fair is traditionally held to celebrate saints' days and to mark other special days or events in villages throughout Greece. The Peter Fischmann collection of photographs features the event in Brisbane, 23 – 24 May.
Explore more of the Library's collections and resources including eresources, databases and online publications supporting language, culture and diversity. They can be accessed on the catalogue using your current membership card.