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Bundaberg in flood

Tantitha Street during the floods in Bundaberg, 1890. Image number 153840.

Major flooding of the Burnett River is relatively infrequent but when heavy rainfall pours down, resulting from low pressure systems over the catchment, significant river rises and floods have occurred, such as those in the years 1875, 1890, 1893, 1928, 1942, 1954, 1971 and presently in 2010. The following John Oxley Library images record some … Read more

The Whiskey Au Go Go File

James Finch and John Stewart

Online newspaper databases have been around for quite a while now providing users with an historic treasure trove of press articles from a wide variety of titles and from different periods in time. The State Library of Queensland enables access to these subscription only newspaper databases via its website for e-service card holders. They include … Read more

State Library of Queensland images on Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

50,000 copyright-free Queensland images from our collections are now available through Wikimedia Commons. This State Library of Queensland image is Wikimedia’s newest banner. This is the largest collection donated by an Australian cultural institution and the fourth largest collection made available on the site since the establishment of Wikimedia Commons, an online repository of free-use images, … Read more

Christmas Shopping

McWhirter’s, 1921 Christmas Shopping Guide

Are you are still trying to catch up on your last minute Christmas shopping?  Why not get some inspiration from our 1921 McWhirter’s Xmas Shopping Guide?  It’s been fully digitised and we’d love to share it with you.  Just click here:   Items to tempt you include table delicacies and delicious sweets – pure, … Read more

Craig Munro – 2011 ‘Johnno Award’ recipient

Craig Munroe is honoured with the prestigious ‘Johnno Award’. Queensland Writers Centre CEO, Kate Eltham, congratulates him on his achievement.

I recently spent an enjoyable evening at the Queensland Writers Centre’s Christmas break-up. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the recipient of the 2011 ‘Johnno Award’. This award was established by the QWC and named after David Malouf’s seminal novel. Whereas the novel brings Queensland alive in Australian literature, the award honours … Read more

Queensland Historical Atlas

The new Queensland Historical Atlas website was launched on Tuesday night at Brisbane’s Customs House. The website is a collaborative project between the Queensland Museum and The University of Queensland. Planning began in 2006, resulting in a grant from the Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme for 2007-10. The website contains writings about the past, present … Read more