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About NQHeritage

NQHeritage@JCU is the online repository of James Cook University Library’s Special Collections. The repository brings people closer to our rare and fragile collections, providing online access to a growing selection of items that are culturally and historically significant to North Queensland and the Tropics.

Launched in 2015, NQHeritage shines a spotlight on unique materials that have been collected and curated by Special Collections since the late 1960s. With a focus on James Cook University’s major teaching and research themes of People, Societies, Industries and Economies in the Tropics, as well as Tropical Ecosystems and Health and Medicine, NQHeritage upholds a commitment to the advancement of North Queensland through the digitisation and preservation of the JCU Library Special Collections.

In 2020, NQHeritage celebrates JCU’s 50th Birthday with the release of 50 Treasures from the Special Collections. These Treasures include albums, manuscripts, artworks, books, diaries and artefacts that showcase our most unique, inspirational and historical resources.

Viewing Special Collections

Use of any of the works contained within the NQHeritage@JCU website for any purpose is subject to the Copyright, Access & Use Conditions. By using any of the works, you agree to and are bound by the Copyright, Access & Use Conditions which may attach to the use of the works (e.g. Creative Commons License Conditions).

Visiting Cairns

Viewing Special Collections material held in the Cairns Library (Building B1) must be arranged in advance. Please use this question form to submit a request to view material, and a staff member will get in contact with you.

Visiting Townsville

The Helen Mays Reading Room is used for accessing Special Collections materials at the JCU Eddie Koiki Mabo Library in Townsville (Building 18.106). You can book a visit here.

Mabo Library Opening Hours

Special Collections Opening Hours

Contact Us

Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to specialcollections@jcu.edu.au.

About the Repository

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