Discover Ipswich’s Rich History with ‘Picturing Your Past’

Join us at the Ipswich Children’s Library, Springfield Central Library, Redbank Plains Library, and Rosewood Library as we showcase the fascinating history of Ipswich! Our exciting program, Picturing Your Past, will transport children to the vibrant mid-century period (1945-1965) in Ipswich’s history.

Each installation is accompanied by hands-on activities and authentic artefacts that encourage children to uncover the fascinating elements of Ipswich’s past and explore differences and similarities in recreational pastimes, family traditions and schooling.

Children can immerse themselves in the captivating installations which aim to bring the past to life and encourage them to explore the wonders of history and the importance of preserving the stories that shape our community.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to:

  • Investigate Ipswich’s heritage and culture through fun and engaging installations
  • Unlock your curiosity with engaging activities and digital games
  • Learn about Ipswich’s history and heritage through the historic images of Picture Ipswich

Picturing Your Past is a free self-directed installation. Bookings are not required.

Information for schools and educators only –
If you are interested in registering your class or school to attend, please complete the booking form and a Library Officer will be in contact.



The installations will open from Saturday 24th of June 2023 – Friday 14th of June 2024 at the following locations:

Ipswich Children’s Library

Springfield Central Library

Redbank Plains Library

Rosewood Library


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