Out of the centre exhibition explores Rockhampton

In July the Supreme Court Library Queensland launched its legal heritage display, Out of the centre. The display initially explored Queensland’s regional legal stories from Ipswich, Toowoomba, Gympie and Warwick. From 30 September to the end of December the display focuses on the central Queensland community of Rockhampton.

Free entry, weekdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm
Supreme Court Library Queensland
Level 12, QEII Courts of Law

Visit any town or city in regional Queensland and it is likely you will find a courthouse. 

Since Queensland separated from New South Wales in 1859 judicial officers have sat in more than 170 places around the state. Some communities have permanent courthouses with resident judges or magistrates, while others are visited on circuit. This helps make justice accessible to everyone—regardless of where they live.

This year we are moving beyond Brisbane to explore how our legal system was established in regional Queensland. We will explore places where the Supreme and District Court of Queensland sat in its early years including Ipswich, Toowoomba, Warwick, Cairns and Rockhampton to uncover the stories behind the courthouses and judicial officers that have helped form the legal system we have today. Read more>>