Trixie NS2490-1-1
91 Stories

The State Library of Tasmania

The Tasmanian Archives

The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts


In May, Libraries Tasmania invited all Tasmanians to be the curators of an important community led exhibition: 91 STORIES.

Thank you for submitting your stories. Submissions have now closed.

The upcoming exhibition will showcase the treasures that the Tasmanian community has told us they love the most in the Libraries Tasmania cultural collections – the Tasmanian Archives, the State Library of Tasmania, and the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

Within these three cultural institutions, Libraries Tasmania holds a wealth of stories in its care – unique historical objects, rare and mysterious artefacts, and documents of memorable events and the personal lives of past Tasmanians.

And, while the stories of many of these objects and items are well told and well known, many are still untold.

Our stories make us who we are today in this place we call home – lutruwita Tasmania – so we look forward to sharing the exhibition that you have helped us create!

Keep an eye our for further updates on our website.

What is happening to my submission?

  • Your submission will be assessed and, if successful, chosen to be one of the 91 Stories

How will the 91 Stories be chosen?

  • The project team will assess your submission for suitability
  • If the project team requires further information, they will contact you directly
  • Submissions may be edited or altered to comply with the project scope and direction
  • If your submission is not chosen as part of the 91 Stories it will be documented as part of the project

Will I be acknowledged for my submission?

  • No, all personal details will remain confidential

Be inspired by these items in our collections…

Banner image credit: The little dancing butterfly is Trixie Meech. Trixie (Beatrice Bartlett) Meech was a student of the Beattie Jordan dance studio when she was photographed by Jack Cato (c.1920). Trixie, as she was always known, was born in Hobart in 1909, and went on to become a dance teacher herself. Trixie married Wilfred Kemp in April 1933. They had two children, Ann and Brian. Trixie died in 2000 at aged 90 and Wilfred pre-deceased her at age 75 in 1981.

Trixie’ Photographs of theatrical performers / Jack Cato photographer [TA: NS2490/1/1 image 31]