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‘From the Ashes: the Supreme Court fire of 1968’
September 10 - December 21 | 8:30am - 4:30pm| Free
On 1 September 1968, the historic Queensland Supreme Court building was set alight by arsonist David Brooks, leaving much of the building in ruins, and seriously damaging library books and portraits hanging in the Judge’s Hall.
Our unique legal heritage collection contains many items from this period, and they are now on display in the library to mark the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court fire.
Image: Supreme Court building after the 1968 fire. Courtesy of and copyright of the Hon Kenneth Mackenzie. Donated to the Supreme Court Library Heritage Collection by His Excellency the Hon Paul de Jersey AC.
Open times: weekdays from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.