Ride anyone!

A life-size re-creation of a billy goat harnessed to and cart are proudly displayed at the Bowen Historical Society and Museum. This photograph featured in the Bowen Independent Newspaper, Friday 12 August, 2016. Photographer: Nadine O’Neill. Image is in copyright.

Guest blog: Bowen Historical Society and Museum Members of the Bowen Historical Society and Museum are proudly showcasing a valued collection item that dates back to the 1920s, thanks to the small amount of funding awarded through the Whitsunday Regional Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants round in 2016. Very much a part of … Read more

Rona Joyner and the Society to Outlaw Pornography

Rona Joyner

The founder of STOP (the Society to Outlaw Pornography) and CARE (the Committee Against Regressive Education), Rona Joyner was either a crackpot or a defender of society’s morals, depending on your point of view. Queensland teachers who were around in the 1970s still wince at the mention of her name.  With the support of the Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, … Read more

Early ballet in Queensland

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The State Library of Queensland has recently digitised a selection of images from the Marjorie Lucas Papers and Photographs.  These images, dating from the 1920s and 1930s, depict early days in the development of ballet in Queensland. Born in Brisbane in 1905, Marjorie Hollinshed spent her teen years in Melbourne before returning to Brisbane in 1924. … Read more

100th anniversary – C&K Paddington Community Kindergarten

Sheila, one of the assistant teachers at Paddington Kindergarten, Brisbane, ca. 1949. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 74349

This month marks the 100th anniversary of C&K Paddington Community Kindergarten located on Charlotte Street. The Paddington branch was officially opened on September 23, 1916 by Lady Goold-Adams, wife of the Governor of Queensland, Sir Hamilton John Goold-Adams and patroness of the Creche and Kindergarten Association. A creche operated on the site between 1917 and … Read more