Fri, Sep 22


Freedom Then, Freedom Now

State Library of Queensland

5th May - 1st October

Question the notion of freedom, reflect on our collective past, and explore civil rights in State Library of Queensland’s (SLQ) exhibition, Freedom Then, Freedom Now.
The exhibition draws on SLQ’s historical collections to explore the freedoms enjoyed and restricted in Queensland, and examine what happens when individual rights intersect with collective good.

Freedom Then, Freedom Now takes a uniquely Queensland look at freedoms won and lost in the state since the 1950s across a number of themes including censorship, marriage, citizenship, dress and travel.

Queensland has been an epicentre of some major advances and hindrances to personal liberties – from Eddie Mabo’s Native Title victory in 1992 to the anti-consorting laws and pink jumpsuits introduced in 2013 – and the exhibition offer Queenslanders the opportunity to learn more about both the historical facts and social context.

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Freedom Then, Freedom Now

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