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Xmas Greetings 1912

Xmas Greetings 1912

The State Library’s collection of ephemera includes several boxes of Christmas cards, one of the earliest of which comes “with the compliments of the season from The Minister (Hon. J. G. Appel) and Officers of the Home Department” from 1912.  This simple seasonal greeting is packed with fascinating clues about the Queensland of 1912 and … Read more

Road Safety Messages

Road Safety Poster - "Bring them back alive", circa 1939 - 1957. Queensland State Archives, Digital Image ID 25226

Guest blogger: Niles Elvery – Manager, Public Access, Queensland State Archives With the festive season almost upon us, our minds start turning to holidays and family festivities. For the Police and other emergency services however the festive season marks one of the busiest times of the year. With the increased traffic on the roads during … Read more

Santa Claus entertains wartime Brisbane and Ipswich in 1940

Christmas present from Santa 1940. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 193132

During December 1940, Santa Claus was run ragged bringing joy to little Queenslanders with non-stop appearances at hospitals, fetes, retail stores and other functions. One of his most important jobs is to cheer children less fortunate at Christmas time. Santa’s visit to the Hospital for Sick Children at Herston in Brisbane’s inner north was anxiously … Read more

Working Queensland: Trades and professions at Queensland State Archives

Industrial High School, Brisbane, Science Class, April 1951. Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 1638

Guest blogger: Niles Elvery – Manager, Public Access, Queensland State Archives Searching for information on the work life or career of a person? Queensland State Archives has lots of records which can help you to find out more about trades and professions in Queensland. Some of the trades and professions represented in the records include … Read more