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Q ANZAC 100 – Inquiring Minds

  • State Library of Queensland Stanley Place South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia (map)

Q ANZAC 100 – Inquiring Minds
FREE Teacher Professional Development exclusive to QSLA

When:          Wednesday 14 October 2015
Time:           5pm to 7:30pm
Where:        State Library of Queensland, Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Cost:            FREE
RSVP:           Wednesday 7 October 2015 to the Secretariat

Background
State Library of Queensland, through the John Oxley Library, has been collecting First World War diaries, letters, photographs and historically significant items since its origins in 1934.
One hundred years on from the beginning of the First World War there are still stories to be told, memories to be shared, and undiscovered treasures tucked away in family homes, personal collections, and heritage and cultural institutions across Queensland.
Through uncovering our past, connecting stories, and capturing contemporary commemorations across Queensland, together we will build new knowledge, skills and online resources – creating a digital legacy for future generations to gain greater understanding of the Queensland experiences during and after the First World War.
Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation is a five year state wide legacy initiative providing Queenslanders with opportunities to learn and contribute to bringing our history to life and a renewed First World War and Anzac legacy for future generations.
More than 57,700 Queenslanders served our country in the First World War. State Library of Queensland’s exhibition Distant Lines: Queensland Voices of the First World War will connect you and your students with the intimate and untold stories of Queenslanders as we commemorate 100 years since the First World War.

Overview
Join State Library of Queensland staff as they introduce you to the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation initiative, including resources available for use and how to get involved. Learn how to explore Queensland stories and experiences of the First World War on the Q ANZAC 100 Historypin hub, and join State Library curators as they introduce you to the current exhibition Distant Lines: Queensland Voices of the First World War.

Learning Objectives

  • To provide an overview of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation
  • To provide an overview of Queensland Museum kits for loan, including how to borrow and use them for your library/ classroom
  • To provide an introduction to creating a digital legacy through Historypin
  • To provide an introduction to the curatorial process of the current exhibition, Distant Lines, as well as learn how to access related resources for library/ classroom use
Earlier Event: October 10
Andrew Churches in Cairns PD Event
Later Event: October 18
QSLA Face-to-Face Council Meeting