Stamford Estate, Indooroopilly, 1888 (Map of the week)

Plan of the Stamford Estate Indooroopilly Railway Station for sale by auction on the ground on Saturday afternoon November 10th, 1888, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map for 1888 is advertising 169 allotments of land for sale at the Stamford Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly.  Interestingly the map details existing properties such as the … Read more

Two anniversaries for the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation

Illuminated album presented to A. M. Hertzberg, esq., 28 August 1896 (Ellul 5656), from the Board of Management of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation. (SLQ collection)

2015 marks two significant historical anniversaries for Brisbane’s Jewish community – 150th anniversary of the formation of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation and the 130th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Brisbane Synagogue on Margaret Street. The genesis of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation started with a meeting of community members in March of … Read more

Queensland faces behind the headstones at St Mary’s Churchyard Cemetery in Harefield, UK

O.H. Jones A.M.C. The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to the Queenslander, 25 March, 1916. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 702692-19160325-s0026-026

With news just out of England that the Anzac War Graves in St Mary’s Churchyard Cemetery in Harefield, Middlesex were thoughtlessly vandalised for the second time this year, it’s important to reflect on the lives of those Australian soldiers interred in each grave. Behind each headstone is a story of bravery and ultimately sacrifice, leaving behind … Read more

Brisbane Girls Grammar School – History in Pictures

Pupils from the Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Brisbane 1913. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 93596

2015 marks the 140th anniversary of Brisbane Girls Grammar School, an independent private school located in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Spring Hill. The school was established in March 1875. To commemorate this milestone, we’ve compiled a sample of images from our collection. You can peruse a full listing of SLQ’s collection of materials related to Brisbane Girls … Read more

Gladys Moncrieff added to 2015 Sounds of Australia

Gladys Moncrieff in 'Kissing Time'. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 53950

The National Film and Sound Archive have announced the 2015 additions to Sounds of Australia, NFSA’s selection of sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance and relevance, which inform or reflect life in Australia. Among this year’s additions is Bundaberg-born singer Gladys Moncrieff. Gladys Moncrieff (13 April 1892 – 8 February 1976) was an … Read more