The K’gari Research Archive is “housed” at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sippy Downs Campus. The Archive is the most significant collection of historical documents, data, research reports, oral histories and photographs related to K’gari.
Most of the material has now been digitised and accessible to the general public (COVID-19 restrictions apply in terms of physically viewing the documents). To access the archive online, please click here.
USC librarian, Beth Crawter, has led the development of the Archive. Beth retired recently, and while wishing her well in her retirement, it is important to acknowledge the significant contribution Beth has made to preserving K’gari’s history and research. She will definitely be missed. Courtney Moran has been working alongside Beth and is as enthusiastic as Beth in moving forward on the Archive.
It is anticipated that the materials collection will serve multiple goals, including, very importantly, a central access point to K’gari resources for the broader region and the local community. The long term ambition is to move the Archive’s physical assets to the Fraser Coast campus so that it is (appropriately) housed on Country.
If you wish to access the collection or have further questions, please contact Kim Walker.
Contributed by Dr Kim Walker, University of the Sunshine Coast