Happy Queensland Day!  

On Tuesday 6 June, Queensland Day, we come together to celebrate the natural wonders, vibrant culture and our long history that make this state truly unique.   

Queensland Day occurs on the anniversary of our official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony in 1859. Our state day celebrates Queensland’s history. A history that begins long before European settlement, with thousands of years of Indigenous presence and culture.  On Queensland Day, we acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land and their deep connection to country.   

Queensland is a melting pot of cultures that contribute to our unique identity.  Queensland Day serves as a reminder to celebrate this cultural diversity and foster an inclusive and harmonious society. 

So, this Tuesday 6 June let’s come together to appreciate our shared journey, embrace our diverse culture and look forward to a bright and prosperous future.    

Keen to learn more about Queensland History? Check out some of these resources from the Griffith Library collection:  

Our first half-century: A review of Queensland progress based upon official information 

A pictorial history of Queensland 

Dressed to kill 1935 to 1950: The impact of World War 2 on Queensland women’s dress 

Made in Queensland: A new history 

Griffith University has played an important part in the history of Queensland since our foundation in 1975. Explore the Griffith Archive to learn more about the story of our university.