Text Queensland – Queensland's past online

A wonderful new Queensland history resource has been launched by the Centre for the Government of Queensland.

Text Queensland features full text books, journals, theses, government publications and newspapers. 

A range of University of Queensland Press publications have been digitised along with a selection of out of print books about Queensland.  Full text journals include the Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland (1914-1994) and of particular note are Pugh’s Almanac (1859-1927) and Queensland Government Gazette (1859-1900).

Pugh’s Almanac, 1914 Pugh’s Almanac 1910 Cover of James Duhig by T. P. Boland. University of Queensland Press, 1986. Cover of Queensland, daughter of the sun : a record of a century of responsible government by Clem Lack. Jacaranda Press, 1959. Italians in North Queensland by William A. Douglas. University of Queensland Press, 1995. Cover of A history of health & medicine in Queensland 1824-1960 by Ross Patrick. University of Queensland Press, 1987.

Text Queensland was launched by Professor Paul Greenfield AO Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland.   Professor Peter Spearritt, Director of the Centre for the Government of Queensland also gave an entertaining speech.  The launch was attended by a number of staff from State Library of Queensland. 

It is a great website and I encourage you to take a look. 

Sharon Nolan

Manager, Published Materials – Queensland Memory – State Library of Queensland