Mayfield Railway Station Estate, [Carina], 1926 (Map of the Week)

Mayfield Railway Station Estate, [Carina], 1926. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1926 advertises land for sale at the Mayfield Railway Station Estate, which today is part of the Brisbane suburb of Carina. The allotments were situated along Old Cleveland Road, Mayfield Road, Flavelle Street, Sankey Street, Roberts Street (now Nyrang Street) and Willett Street (now Pembroke Street). Prior to the sale … Read more

1960s home movies of Queensland – Walton Roy Sinclair collection

Children's birthday party, ca.1960s. From From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

A collection of five 8mm home movies from the 1960s were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland and made available online. The films, taken by engineer Walton Roy Sinclair, contain footage of Mackay, Eungella, Brisbane, Whitsunday Coast, Airlie Beach, Bundaberg, Binna Burra, Margate, Buderim, Archerfield, Cape Hillsborough, Cannonvale, and other localities. Some of the … Read more

Become a digital springboard delivery partner

Group of people at a table using Ipads

The Digital Springboard program is seeking partners for its initiative aimed at assisting people in learning digital skills. Libraries can apply for free on the website to become a partner. Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life. It comes with a suite … Read more

The Disruptors 2 : How Social Entrepreneurs Lead and Manage Disruption (ebook)

Authors: Kerrin Myres and Gus Silber Interest in the social enterprise movement by the formal business sector is growing, as social entrepreneurs often operate in highly complex and constrained environments and offer corporates and other businesses the opportunity to learn new ways of managing and leading.Meet the next crop of Disruptors: social entrepreneurs navigating the … Read more

Start before you’re ready : the young entrepreneur’s guide to extraordinary success in work and life (book)

Author: Mick Spencer In this book, Mick Spencer speaks candidly to other future business leaders whose unconventional aspirations aren’t served by conventional advice. He challenges a reader’s assumption that you need to have a university degree or financial assets to succeed. Through engrossing anecdotes, he shows readers that to ‘start before you’re ready’ means making … Read more