Livid Festival, 1998

Brisbane band Custard playing in front of a large crowd at the Livid Festival in Bowen Hills, Queensland,1998. From 27510 Peter Fischmann Photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27510-0001-0038

The 12th installment of the alternative rock music festival, the Livid Festival, was held on 3 October 1998 at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. Inconveniently the festival fell on the same date as the Australian federal election. This was the second time in the festival’s history that Livid coincided with an election day. During … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ : Peter Fischmann New Farm photographs ca.1980

Sherborne building with serviced rooms, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1980. From 31525 Peter Fischmann New Farm photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31525-0001-0014

A collection of fourteen black and white photographs of buildings in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of New Farm, taken around 1980, were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland. These images, taken by photographer Peter Fischmann, can be viewed via our One Search catalogue. Further collections by photographer Peter Fischmann 2016 Brisbane City Council Local Election Photographs … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ : Peter Fischmann Brisbane photographs (1978-ca.1999)

Atcherley Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland ca. 1990. From 31524 Peter Fischmann Brisbane photographs. In copyright John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31524-0001-0005

A collection of twenty-four black and white photographs of streets and buildings in Brisbane’s CBD, Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Annerley and Norman Park were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland. These images were taken between 1978 and 1999 by photographer Peter Fischmann and include buildings such as the New York Hotel on Queen … Read more

Defence Force Bands and the Development of Jazz in Queensland

2nd Battalion 26th Infantry Band at the Enoggera army barracks on Armistice Day Queensland 1918

Guest Blogger – Dr Lauren Istvandity, 2017 John Oxley Library Fellow. What do the defence forces and our local jazz scene have in common? Musicians, of course! In decades past, Australian Defence Force bands have played a key role in sustaining the jazz scene in Queensland, while the locally-trained musicians upheld the Queensland-based bands which … Read more

Eagle Farm and Sandgate Junction Township, [Clayfield], 1888 (Map of the Week)

Eagle Farm and Sandgate Junction Township Estate, 1888. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1888 advertises 75 allotments of land for sale at the Eagle Farm and Sandgate Junction Township Estate, now part of the Brisbane northside suburb of Clayfield. The allotments were situated along Alma Road and three unnamed roads (now Stuckey Road, Junction Road and Sandgate Road). Prior to the sale extensive … Read more