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John Oxley Library awards winners announced

The State Library of Queensland has announced the winners of the 2018 John Oxley Library Fellowship, John Oxley Library Award, and John Oxley Library Community History Award, collectively known as the Queensland Memory Awards.

Researcher Jennifer Moffatt was awarded the $20,000 John Oxley Library Fellowship, and will use the fellowship to research a 1950s lottery system in Queensland that saw millions of hectares of prime agricultural land given away to would-be farmers.

The John Oxley Library Award was posthumously awarded to Ian Poole, a professional photographer who donated, arranged and described around 100,000 negatives, colour transparencies, photographic prints and scrapbooks for the State Library of Queensland.

The John Oxley Library Community History Award was awarded to the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre, which has developed a language app to help encourage young people and the wider public to engage with Aboriginal languages and heritage.

The Queensland Memory awards, collectively worth more than $100,000, are presented annually by State Library of Queensland to ‘acknowledge excellence in research and the creation of new knowledge about Queensland’s history’. For more information about the awards, click here.



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