Excavating in the JH Iliffe collection

Collage of photos from album

The John Henry Iliffe Collection (UQFL514) in the Fryer Library is a collection of photographs, articles, correspondence, and newspapers cuttings relating to the career and archaeological research of John Henry Iliffe.

2015 Client Satisfaction Survey

It’s your Library ... have your say between 7-25 September and you could win 1 of 3 pairs of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones (white) RRP $260.

During the next three weeks we are conducting a survey to find out how well our services meet your needs. We'd like to find out what’s important to you. 

Your opinion matters. As a result of the last survey we added: 

Changes to Wiley Online Library access

UQ Library has received notification from Wiley that it has introduced a new security feature for access to articles through Wiley Online Library. This is in order to prevent systematic downloads of content and also to thwart hackers from creating other security risks.

Idalia Imprints exhibition & artist talk Wed 2 Sept, 1pm

Of Scottish and Wathaurung (Victoria) descent, Carol McGregor expresses, reclaims and communicates her culture and stories through her art practice. In 2014 McGregor undertook an artist’s residency with the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. Travelling with the Outback Ecology Field Studies group, the artist spent a week with UQ students and academics at Idalia National Park in the Blackall-Yaraka District of Central West Queensland.

A view of Sydney

Album of photographic views of Sydney, F3463

On this day, 26 August 1876, an album of photographic views of Sydney was presented to Lewis Adolphus Bernays, clerk for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland at the inaugural Queensland Exhibition in Brisbane.  It was presented by Eliezer Montefiore and Jules Joubert, who were the Commissioners for New South Wales.

A Norwegian explorer, a tree kangaroo, and a library

Map of Carl Lumholtz's Travels in Queensland, from Fryer Library Rare Book DU260 .L9 1888

As University of Queensland researchers and Dreamworld staff celebrate the birth of Mupee, the first Lumholtz tree kangaroo to be born into Dreamworld’s Australasian captive management program, it is worth revisiting the superb illustrations in Norwegian explorer and Queensland visitor Carl Lumholtz's original works. 

From The Queensland Naturalist's Centenary Issue - "Queensland Naturalists" (Vol 44, Nos 1-3, 2006),

Fryer after dark

Detail from  The art of illuminating : as practised in Europe from the earliest times / illustrated by borders, initial letters, and alphabets, selected and chromolithographed by W.R. Tymms ; with an essay and instructions by M.D. Wyatt. Fryer Library Rare Book collection.

On Wednesday evening, 19 August, visit Fryer Library after 5 to experience some of the magical light and colour of our special collections. On display will be illuminated Medieval and Early Modern books and some beautiful Australian works inspired by the early masters, as well as fascinating early photography. There's a special surprise item for steampunk fans, too!

Come in and celebrate the International Year of Light with us at Fryer Library and other museums at St Lucia campus.

Ride to Uni Day for UQ Sustainability Week

Hume Family Collection, UQFL10, Album 12, Page 14, and Album 13, Item 0036

To celebrate UQ Sustainability Week, the UQU Environment Collective and the UQ Union are hosting Ride to Uni Day on 18 August.
Why not? Cumbersome clothing and primitive technology didn't stop Queenslanders a century ago!
Do your bit for planet Earth, tomorrow and beyond. Maybe even dress up for the occasion?
Even flying pigs are getting in on the act!

'Charms, Splendors and Wonders': The First Show

The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) was established in 1875 by a group of colonials to showcase Queensland's agricultural and industrial achievements.