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Queensland State Archives (QSA) has many treasures and resources for both government and public clients. We host regular events and have displays of some of our collections. Visit our Flickr page or the QSA blog for a glimpse into our collections.

Upcoming events

Referendum, Records and Rights: in conversation with Lesley Williams

Date: 6 June 2017
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatres 1 and 2
Details: National Reconciliation Week (27 May — 3 June) honours two important milestone dates for Indigenous Australians — the 1967 referendum on 27 May and the Mabo decision on 3 June. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic 1967 referendum which changed the Australian Constitution and allowed Indigenous Australians to be counted in the national census and to be governed by Federal laws.

Join respected Murri (Aboriginal) Elder Lesley Williams, to talk of her experience growing up in Cherbourg, as a young domestic worker and her research into the records to claim her rights.

Lesley Williams is best known for instigating the domestic and international Justice for Aboriginal Workers campaign. In 2002, this campaign resulted in the Queensland State Government delivering an historic reparation package of $55.4 million to all Indigenous workers who had their wages and savings controlled by past governments. In 2003, Lesley was awarded the Centenary Medal for her distinguished services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Lesley has co-produced and consulted on a number of documentary films and co-wrote Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and daughter with Tammy Williams.

Light refreshments will be provided as part of this event.

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

Need more information about this event? Please email us at info@archives.qld.gov.au

RECONSTRUCTING RESISTANCE: Mapping Frontier Affrays

Date: 16 June 2017
Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatres 1 and 2
Details: Queensland State Archives with the Griffith University Harry Gentle Resource Centre are proud to present this event as part of the 2017 Visiting Fellows Seminar Series.

Join us at Queensland State Archives to hear our guest speaker, Griffith University Visiting Fellow Dr Ray Kerkhove, explain his project of mapping the tide of frontier resistance across southern Queensland, pinpointing the details and locations of frontier 'battles.'

Dr Kerkhove's project merges ethnographic reports on Aboriginal war tactics with firsthand accounts and reminiscences to develop a more accurate image of the southern Queensland frontier and the conflicts that occurred there. Utilizing this data and early maps from New South Wales Archives, Queensland State Archives, John Oxley Library, Dr Kerkhove documents the location, logistics and sequence of specific collisions.

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

Need more information about this event? Please email us at info@archives.qld.gov.au

Public clients

QSA offers a wide range of activities including:

  • a regular program of events and seminars focusing on specific aspects of our holdings
  • seminars for family history societies or historical societies on a range of topics, or a subject to meet your needs
  • opening the second Saturday of every month
  • behind-the-scenes tours (contact us for more information)
  • exhibitions and displays.

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Last updated
24 May 2017

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