Brisbane’s Vietnamese Community Photographs (2005)

Lion dancing at the Phat Da Monastery in Inala during the 30th Anniversary of the Vietnamese refugee settlement in Queensland. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6317-0001-0228

In August 2005, the Vietnamese community commemorated the 30th anniversary of Vietnamese refugee settlement in Queensland. The first group of 326 refugees from Vietnam arrived in Brisbane on 9 August 1975. A number of special events were held to mark this special anniversary, including a cocktail reception hosted by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman at Brisbane’s … Read more

Ten years on – Responses to the National Apology to the Stolen Generations : Mount Isa

On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the historic Apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Parliament of Australia. Following the Apology, State Library of Queensland captured responses from a number of Queenslanders from a range of backgrounds and geographic locations, recording their impressions, feelings and memories surrounding this event. In … Read more

Ten years on – Responses to the National Apology to the Stolen Generations : Brisbane

On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made the historic Apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Parliament of Australia. Following the Apology, State Library of Queensland captured responses from a number of Queenslanders from a range of backgrounds and geographic locations, recording their impressions, feelings and memories surrounding this event. In … Read more

Ten years on – Responses to the National Apology to the Stolen Generations : Cairns, Cooktown and Hope Vale

On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the historic Apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Parliament of Australia. Following the Apology, State Library of Queensland captured responses from a number of Queenslanders from a range of backgrounds and geographic locations, recording their impressions, feelings and memories surrounding this event. In … Read more

Destruction of the Indooroopilly Railway Bridge – 1893 Brisbane Flood

Indooroopilly Railway Bridge after being badly damaged by floodwaters 1893. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 201198

One of the causalities of the devastating Great Flood of 1893 was the Indooroopilly Railway Bridge (Albert Bridge) on February 5. The Brisbane Courier newspaper provided a detailed account of the bridge’s demise during that day. “[A]bout a quarter to six o’clock yesterday morning…there was a great crash and a roar like thunder, and one … Read more

Souvenir of Floods: Southern Queensland, February, 1893 – Digitised @ SLQ

Steamer in Queen Street, Brisbane, February 19. Sketch from Souvenir of floods : Southern Queensland, February, 1893. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Souvenir of floods: Southern Queensland, February, 1893 was published by the Telegraph Newspaper Company following the devastation caused by the floods. The commemorative booklet contains sketches which were initially featured in The Telegraph and The Week newspapers during the disaster. In their April 21, 1893 edition, The Telegraph reported that demand for the publication had … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – Photographs from Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918

Flooded East Street in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 59588

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918, State Library of Queensland recently digitised seven images from our historical photograph collection documenting the disaster. These images and others are available online through our One Search catalogue.   Further reading: The 1918 Rockhampton Flood (JOL blog story from 2011) Myles Sinnamon – Engagement … Read more