SLQ acquires Australia’s largest collection of Bee Gees recordings and memorabilia

Scrapbook from SLQ's Bee Gees collection. Photograph State Library of Queensland

“Is Jackson Estate still there?” enquired the Brothers Gibb about their former home at Cribb Island during a press conference at Brisbane Airport prior to their 3 concert performances at Festival Hall in September 1974. Despite achieving international stardom, the Bee Gees had not forgotten their Queensland roots. The Gibb brothers emigrated to Queensland as … Read more

Queensland Places – Torres Strait – Wreck of the Conqueror

The Conqueror - an artist's depiction, John Oxley Library Neg. No. 66921

The vessel Conqueror was a wooden, three masted barque weighing around 340 tons, which was mainly engaged in the transport of cargoes of various kinds between Australian ports and various locations to the north and elsewhere, becoming well known along these shipping routes.  In July 1866, the Conqueror sailed from Adelaide, calling at Newcastle for … Read more