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Winners of State Library of Queensland’s 2017 Memory Awards announced

The winners of the State Library of Queensland’s (SLQ) 2017 Memory Awards, which celebrate excellence in research and new knowledge about the state’s history, were announced at a ceremony on 1 June.

Spencer Routh was awarded the John Oxley Library Award for excellence and innovation in the recording of Queensland history for his ‘distinguished career in the library and information sciences sector’.

The Annerley Stephens History Group was awarded the John Oxley Library Community History Award for its Frank Corley project, which sees volunteers working with communities in Annerley and surrounding suburbs to collect local histories relating to the houses that were photographed in the 1970s by Frank Corley.

Fellowship recipients include Lauren Istvandity, who received the $20,000 John Oxley Library Fellowship for her project ‘Reminiscing about jazz in Queensland’; Toni Massey, who received the $15,000 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship for a project examining how Queensland pearl divers pioneered the pearl shelling industry; and Tess Maunder, who received the $15,000 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence for her project ‘Curating digital futures’, which includes a selection of international case-studies examining the relationship between digital futures and contemporary practice.

To see the full list of award winners and fellowship recipients, click here.


Category: Library news