At the recent State Library of Queensland’s 2019 Memory Awards ceremony, the winner of the John Oxley Library Community History Award was Caylie Jeffery.

You’ll remember that Caylie was our popular inaugural speaker for 2019.

This prestigious honour came in recognition of her Under the Lino project for its innovating engagement in the documenting and sharing of Queensland’s cultural heritage.

Caylie’s popular book about the project, Under the Lino: The Mystery, The History, The Community, was published in 2018 to widespread interest and was praised as a model for other community historians.

Caylie gratefully accepted the certificate and the responsibility it entailed to explore further the rich and diverse stories in her community. She dedicated this award to her Under the Lino community, acknowledging their wonderful contributions towards the preservation of Queensland’s stories.