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91 Stories

The State Library of Tasmania

The Tasmanian Archives

The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts


Stories tell of who we are and where we have come from

Our stories make us who we are today, in this place we call home – Tasmania.

Libraries Tasmania holds a wealth of cultural stories in its care – and these stories are not just the books that our community knows and loves us for, but historical items, artefacts, important happenings and the documented lives of past Tasmanians.

The home of this collection is the heritage-listed 91 Murray Street building in Hobart. Here, we hold Tasmania’s history within three cultural institutions: the State Library of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Archives, and the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

And, while many of these stories are well told and well known, many are still untold. In 2021, we look to change this through celebrating these cultural institutions and showcasing what they hold.

Our 91 STORIES exhibition will shine a light on some of those stories. And we want the Tasmanian community to be the curator of this exhibition.

We want you to tell us what matters to you from our cultural collections!

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Be inspired by our staff picks

The details

  • 91 Stories is a community focused project led by Libraries Tasmania, and we want you to tell us what your favourite story is from our collections and our history.
  • A “story” can be loosely interpreted as being represented through an object, image, manuscript, artwork, event, anecdote or even a story to do with our heritage-listed 91 Murray Street building
  • Submissions close 31 May 2021
  • Once we have received suggestions from the Tasmanian community, the final 91 Stories will be chosen
  • These stories will be curated and collated, and presented as a digital exhibition to be shared with our communities and others nationally and internationally to showcase what makes our stories so special...

How to get started

Being Tasmanian means being part of something that is unique. Our stories are something for us all to be incredibly proud of.

Your 91 Stories will help strengthen our collective understanding of our past and our future.

Thank you!

How do I submit my story?

What happens when I make a 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

If you have read, understood and agree to the information above, please submit your story

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]