Useful links

There are lots and lots of poetry related sites on the web.

If you have a site that you would like to be linked to this site, please contact us.

Here are a few more sites to start you off.

Cultural studies and poetry sites

Queensland Review: The only periodical seriously devoted to Queensland cultural studies has been published by Griffith University since 1994. Now exclusively published in an on-line format.

Australian Poetry Library, launched in May 2011, is supported by the University of Sydney, the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council, and Copyright Agency Limited. It features many major and not-so major Australian poets and their work. A small fee is charged for downloads:

Darling Downs Poetry: the USQ Public Memory Cluster. The University of \Southern Queensland is developing a site which explores the literary heritage of the Downs region. It features articles on the cultural history of the region and features on the many prominent poets from  that area, including George Essex Evans, David Rowbotham and Bruce Dawe: This incredible site features a broad coverage of Australian literature, with a special emphasis on retrieving long forgotten poems from long archived journals and newspapers. Webmaster Perry Middlemiss has committed extraordinary energy to this site over a very long period: . For the poetry reprints,  go to the Rhymes Rudely Strung sub-site. 

Writers’ sites

Fellowship of Australian Writers (Queensland Branch) first established in Queensland as the Queensland Authors’ and Artists Association in 1921, celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2011: 

Now active in the twittersphere:!/FAWQwriters

Queensland Writers Centre based at the State Library in Brisbane, promotes skills development and professional practice of Queensland writers and writing: 

The QWC also publishes the Australian Writer’s Marketplace:


Brisbane Writers Festival traces its origins to 1962. Its scheduled dates for 2013 are 4-8 September:

Queensland Poetry Festival has been going since 1997. In 2013, it will be held from 23-25 August, at the Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane:

History Sites

The Royal  Historical Society of Queensland:  Queensland's longest established historical society celebrates its centenary in 2013. Operates from the Brisbane CBD's only remaining convict built building, the Commissariat Stores in William Street: open from 10am-4pm, Tuesday - Friday:

Talking History: Brisbane historian and radio personality David Gibson has a quirky site which gives his characteristically interesting take on Brisbane history:

Research Resources

Picture Queensland: A fantastic visual resource, and source of many of the images included on this website:

Australian National Dictionary of Biography: contains brief biographies of many of the poets discussed on this site:

John Oxley Library: the historical branch of the State Library of Queensland. Since 1997 the JOL has had legal responsibility for collecting Queensland authors. A fantastic research base:

The JOL also has an excellent blog:

Fryer Library University of Queensland. Much of the research for this website began at the Fryer, which contains the private papers of many Queensland literary figures:

NLA Trove Site: An on-line off shoot of the National Library of Australia. Contains, among other things, on line versions of many of the major newspapers in Australia for the period up to 1954: 



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