The Supreme Court Library holds a significant collection of legal heritage items, which have been generously donated by members of the judiciary and legal profession, as well as the Queensland community at large. The collection consists of a wide range of items, including manuscripts, diaries, photographs, textiles, oral history recordings and other forms of legal memorabilia. The Library also conducts a Historical Documents Digitisation Program to conserve original documents relating to Queensland’s legal heritage.
Items from the Legal Heritage Collection are preserved in our on-site repository and selected items are displayed on a rotational basis within the Library and the Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre. The preservation of such documents, images and objects makes a significant contribution to the State’s historical legacy and safeguards a valuable resource for scholars of legal history.