Stories from the collection

Image from Garth Wilkinson's theatre scrapbooks UQFL389
Image from Garth Wilkinson's theatre scrapbooks UQFL389

Among the special collections of The University of Queensland are items of rarity, beauty, curiosity and cultural significance. These items connect us to our history and inspire our imagination. We are pleased to share them with you. These digitised photographs, manuscripts, architectural plans, and oral histories provide a glimpse into the troves of the Library and let you explore the stories they tell.

Jack Keith Murray and the JK Murray Library at Gatton

Jack Keith Murray

Discover the story about JK Murray, a remarkable man who held a lifelong belief in the value of education.

Dorothy Hill: 110 year anniversary exhibition

Dorothy Hill:Pioneer and Professor

Learn more about the life and legacy of Dorothy Hill (1907-1997), a pioneer for women and one of The University of Queensland’s most distinguished scientists.

Experience the First World War through the eyes of a young UQ student, John Denis (Jack) Fryer, and his family.
Listen to unique, archival recordings of Indigenous languages of Queensland, from the Elwyn Flint Collection held in UQ eSpace.
Discover why this unique collection remains an important resource for teaching and research today

Read more stories

The University's distinguished Fryer Library has grown from humble beginnings, to become a collection of profound importance to scholars of Australian studies. Read about the significance of this library 'treasure'.
Discover how the University’s campus at St Lucia has changed over the years.
Learn more about our history and the generosity of our supporters as we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Alumni Friends of the University of Queensland and their advocacy.