Ask us webinar: Queensland parliamentary papers for historians

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Thu 9 Mar


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Discover valuable information using a source filled with social reports of the day, investigations into wrongdoing, family history stories and the debates on the location of railway lines. All of this and more can be found in the parliamentary papers – a contemporaneous account of Queensland society tabled in the Parliament from 1860 to the present day. Considered to be vital information for the citizens of the day, the parliamentary papers are a cornerstone of our democracy, following the Westminster System of Tabled Papers beginning in Britain in 1714.

Like other Australian colonies, Queensland began its Parliamentary Library as a priority in 1860 and the papers tabled in the Queensland Legislature were recorded by the clerk of the Parliament. What could be in these valuable documents that will enhance your historical writing?

As the next in a series of free 30-minute webinars, this session will:

• Provide an understanding of what kind of materials are tabled as Parliamentary Papers

• Discover some of the indexes you can use and the various formats that provide access to the papers

• Provide you with tips on how to access Parliamentary Papers for Queensland and other jurisdictions

Join us to find out how to access these wonderful treasure troves of information and opinion at State Library of Queensland.

Places are limited so bookings are essential.

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Thu 9 Mar