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Queensland Places – Thursday Island – RMS Quetta – What happened after the sinking?

Quetta Memorial Cathedral, Thursday Island, 1904. State Library of Queensland Neg. No. 143584

The sinking of the SS Quetta on the night of February 28, 1890 remains one of Queensland’s most tragic events, but what happened in the period after the sinking and loss of life?  Public feeling over the loss of the ship was very strong with various rumours and stories circulating throughout Queensland and beyond.  Some … Read more

Brick additions – a donation and a pamphlet digitised@SLQ

How to improve a timber house with brick additions, cover

State Library of Queensland recently received a small donation of ephemeral material from Stanton Library in North Sydney. This donation includes several leaflets from Brick Supplies Pty. Ltd., an enterprise described in The Truth on 11 February, 1940. To supply homebuilders with information, suggestions and advice on all matters pertaining to the economical and effective … Read more

Donor contributes to His/Her Majesty’s Theatre Programs collection

A small sample of theatre programs from SLQ's HIs/Her Majesty's ephemera collection

Recently Queensland Library Foundation donor Ben Kehoe kindly donated a number of Her Majesty’s Theatre programs to SLQ, where they have enriched our extensive theatre program collection. Ben tells the story behind his gift. “These programs were originally the collection of Minnie White (nee Walsh) (1882-1943) and Ted White. It appears Minnie was a collector … Read more

Mount Coolum Beach Estate: 2nd section, 1923 (Map of the Week)

Mt. Coolum Beach Estate : 2nd section, 1923. 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 from 1923 advertises 100 allotments of land for sale at the Mt Coolum Beach Estate (2nd section) on the Sunshine Coast. The allotments were situated along Coolum Terrace, Scrub … Read more