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Kate Harbison

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NAIDOC Week

July 6th is the start of NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate Indigenous arts and culture. This year’s theme is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond. Events include art exhibitions, award ceremonies, family fun days and more! The full event schedule is available on the NAIDOC website. QUT will hold a special…

Happy 50th birthday Dr Who!

Can’t wait till Sunday? You will have to wait till Sunday for the 50th anniversary episode, but at QUT Library you can get your hands on a lot of Dr Who material right now! There are DVDs here, including some rare episodes from the William Hartnell years. There…

New releases from Lynda.com

Lynda.com has released some new instructional videos in a variety of subject areas. http://libguides.library.qut.edu.au/databases/lynda From “Monday productivity pointers” to “Leading change”, “Retouching bridal photographs” to “Programming for non-programmers” there is sure to be something for everyone.  Just sign into Lynda.com and then click on the “new courses”. Don’t…

National Reconciliation Week

Australia celebrates Reconciliation Week between the 27th of May and the 6th of June.  These dates commemorate two important events in the history of Indigenous Australians – the 1967 Referendum to include Aborigines in the census of citizens, and the Mabo decision of 1992 which rejected the doctrine…

Study Smart

University is easier when you know how. QUT’s online tutorial Study Smart steps you through the basics of researching, writing and studying. It is packed with ideas, tips and techniques to help you to find, evaluate and manage the information you need for your study and then pull…

Children’s Book of the Year Award

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced the winners of the Children’s Book of the Year Award. These are the winners in the five categories:  Older Readers Book of the Year Scot Gardner: The Dead I Know  Younger Readers Book of the Year Kate Constable: Crow Country…

Hunt out your blue stockings!

Bluestocking week is being relaunched this week! It celebrates women’s place in and contribution to the academic world.  A bluestocking is an educated and intelligent woman.  At times in the past it has been used in a pejorative sense, but various groups have still celebrated and praised the…

NAIDOC Week 2012

The first week of July is NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The Friday of NAIDOC Week is National Aboriginal and Islander Day. Events are held throughout the week and there is a poster competition.  For more…

Old news

The National Library of Australia is digitising old newspapers and making them available online.  Do you need to research past events or opinions?  Are you looking for primary sources?  Do you want to have a lot of fun exploring the past of your country, your home town, or…