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‘1 million and Counting’ competition

Over 1 million archival records have been viewed and requested at Queensland State Archives since July 2016!

That means a lot to us, and to say thanks we’re giving everyone the opportunity to win a framed copy of their favourite archival photo.

It’s easy to enter the competition – just follow these simple steps:

  1. Explore our Flickr collection.
  2. Leave a comment on the photo you like, or tell us on our Facebook page – remember to paste a link to the image too.
  3. We’ll pick five lucky winners in the month of April who will get a framed photo of their choice!

Happy exploring, and good luck!

Website workshop

We'll be offering a 30 minute 'hands on' workshop to help you with navigating our new website. The website workshop will be held onsite at QSA on 22 March 2017 from 9.30 am to 10 am. Bookings are essential due to limited places so please email to save your spot.

Brolgas, comets and big buildings – Cabinet minutes in ’86

Date: 28 March 2017
Time: 10 am – 11.30 am
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre 1 and 2
Details: Queensland State Archives (QSA) would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming event, Brolgas, comets and big buildings – Cabinet minutes in ’86, on 28 March 2017 at our premises at Runcorn from 10 am to 11.30 am.

Griffith University’s Jennifer Menzies and Dr Tracey Arklay will be chatting about key events documented in the 1986 Cabinet Minutes. We will also have a short presentation on Cabinet records in the QSA collection followed by a Q&A session with our speakers.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited so please book through Eventbrite to reserve your place.

Need more information about this event? Please email us at

Calling all rail enthusiasts!

QLD State Archives has just released a new Open Data Set on the Queensland Government Data website for Steam Locomotive Drawings and Railway Plans.

We’re hoping this new feature will help make it easier to research our collection, so head on over and let us know what you think!

New website

Our website has changed! Our home page has a new design, the content is easier to read (especially fo​r people new to QSA), and there are new functions that make the site easier to use.​ In particular, we have a new index search, tips on getting started with your research and a new section for ordering copies of records.

Contact us

Contact us for further information.

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10 March 2017
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