“Digital marketing is fantastic. It popularizes your business, gets you all sorts of publicity, and is easily one of the biggest factors to achieving financial success. But unfortunately, it can also be quite expensive, especially when you’re a cash-strapped, budding entrepreneur trying to bootstrap his or her way to financial freedom with a day job … Read more

The four contract clauses which show you’re getting screwed

“The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says businesses need to closely review contracts in light of new laws offering small businesses protection against unfair contracts which were passed last week. The laws take effect on November 12, 2016, following a 12-month transition period, and supplement the existing law on unfair contract terms for consumers.” Read more Cara Waters Brisbane … Read more

Still Life: Make Your Brand Stand Out With Visual Simplicity

“Looking to the future, we will be seeing more high-concept still life, full of ambiguity and surrealism that breathes life into classic concepts. Historically, still-life painting was full of metaphors and symbolism and showed the painter’s skill in craftsmanship and virtuosity. Each one of these images is a descendant from that tradition: deliberate, meticulous in … Read more

Municipality of Townsville – 150th anniversary

Panoramic view of Townsville's North Shore ca. 1890. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image API-057-01-0007

On February 15, 1866, Townsville was declared a municipality by Queensland Governor Sir George Ferguson Bowen, with a proclamation published in the Queensland Government Gazette on March 10, 1866. In November the previous year, 195 householders and landholders of Townsville petitioned the Queensland Government, requesting Townsville to be made a municipality – “The Petitioners state that … Read more

APDL Design Finds Talk and Exhibition


Design Finds is an intimate exploration of the nature of Queensland’s architecture, its past and inspirations. For this event, Asia Pacific Design Library and State Library of Queensland’s Queensland Memory collections have collaborated with our community of local architects and creatives to delve deeply into SLQ’s collection asking them to get in touch with their inner-librarian! … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: Charles Edward collection

Studio portrait of Charles Edward, known to his family as 'Sonny'

State Library recently digitised the 29619 Charles Edward Collection 1917-1918, a little collection containing two photographs and two postcards belonging to 5341 Private Charles Edward. Born in 1887, Charles Edward, a horse-driver in the coal mines around Silkstone, Ipswich, Queensland, was 30 years old when he enlisted in November 1917. He joined the 15th reinforcements of the 31st Infantry Battalion, … Read more