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Comment by Christine Ianna on May 8, 2017 at 15:48

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Subject: Upcoming event: Disaster Recovery Workshop - Salvaging Your Documented Memories


Upcoming event:
Disaster Recovery Workshop - Salvaging Your Documented Memories

Come join us at Queensland State Archives on 18 May 2017 from 9 am to 4.30 pm for our free one day workshop on disaster recovery.

This workshop is just for members of the public and demonstrates how best to salvage documents after a disaster. Prepare to get wet and messy with a simulated disaster scenario – so no fancy clothes! Sturdy, closed in shoes are a must and the practical component will require a moderate level of mobility.

This workshop is only open to individual members of the public, with a maximum of 30 places available. Preservation Australia will start with some lecture style instruction, but then things start to get very hands on!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited, so only individual bookings will be accepted, no group bookings. We are also trialling the exciting Beam Pro technology and will be offering ONE workshop participant the opportunity to attend remotely, using our robotic stand-in.

Please go to Eventbrite to book your ticket for this great event.

Need more information about this event? Please email us at

Comment by Christine Ianna on April 13, 2017 at 0:22

sorry this is a little late...

Proserpine Museum: open for business

Today, volunteers at Proserpine Museum opened the doors for business for the first time since Cyclone Debbie. With many local businesses still closed and undergoing repairs, this reopening is great news for Proserpine.

Volunteers report that the building held strong during the cyclone. Although a small of amount of water got into one of the displays, there was very little damage – most of their collection was raised off the floor and this helped it to stay safe. Volunteers held a working bee to remove wet carpet and received assistance from the army to clean up the front of the building.

read more at:

Comment by Christine Ianna on March 29, 2017 at 18:21

Information in previous post taken from

and more detail from the Mackay area at

Comment by Christine Ianna on March 29, 2017 at 18:18

Rainfall in last 24hrs to 9am wednesday 29th March

Comment by Christine Ianna on March 29, 2017 at 12:08

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall that will likely lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Sarina and in particular the ranges west of Mackay.

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Comment by Christine Ianna on February 2, 2017 at 14:46

thanks to Instinct Furniture for this story from the past  ....

A small collection of photos in the LIFE Archives show the sheer awesomeness of librarians. Pictured in 1951 drying out state library books damaged by fighting the Lewis Cass State Office Building fire in Lansing, it was quite the undertaking.

Comment by Christine Ianna on January 1, 2017 at 10:47

Importance of sound collection management - Judge rules Illinois woman legal owner of Apollo 11 moon rock bag

Comment by Christine Ianna on December 5, 2016 at 19:11

Quake damage closes Rotorua Museum until April

Rotorua Museum will remain closed until at least April, 2017, leaving 20 staff in limbo.

The news was delivered by Rotorua Museum Director Stewart Brown on Friday after it was revealed that the results of a detailed seismic assessment weren't expected to be known until then.

The museum was closed on November 18 after damage, believed to have been caused by the Kaikoura earthquake, was discovered

Comment by Christine Ianna on December 5, 2016 at 11:31


December 2, 2016

Since the recent 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake engineers have undertaken several structural assessments of the Archives New Zealand building on Mulgrave Street.

On the 17th November, as a precautionary measure, the building was evacuated following the engineers further examining an area where concerning damage had been found – the safety of our people being paramount.

A full and detailed assessment of the building has now been carried out and has confirmed the area of concern is isolated and relates to internal non-repository space of later construction, rather than structural concerns with the main frame of the building. On the advice of seismic engineers, remedial work will be undertaken over coming weeks.

The building will be open to staff with a phased return over the coming weeks – though access to areas of the building where remedial work is required will of course be restricted. In addition, parts of the repository in proximity to building works will be closed.  

The closure of parts of the repository means only a limited range of services will be available until January 2017, when we anticipate a full resumption of services including re-opening of the public reading room (

Building systems are operating normally. This includes those servicing the Constitution Room, which houses the Treaty of Waitangi, He Whakaputanga and the Women’s Suffrage Petition.

We would take this opportunity to thank users and stakeholders for their support and patience over this time.

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