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Queensland Places – Normanton – Former Bank of New South Wales Building

Bank of New South Wales, Normanton, ca. 1922. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 142273

The former Bank of New South Wales, now Westpac Bank, Normanton building was constructed in 1886 as the bank’s permanent premises in the town, intended to serve the Normanton region. The establishment of a bank branch here reflected the area’s growth and prosperity. By the mid-1880s, Normanton, on the Norman River, had developed as a … Read more

125th anniversary of the Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party

Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party, 9 Sep 1892, OM69-18/16 - Papers of Charles Seymour. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party, dated 9 September 1892, can be regarded as one of the formative documents of the present day Australian Labor Party. The Manifesto was written at a time of political and social upheaval in Queensland, with the Labor movement looking for alternatives to industrial action to progress its aims. It provides a … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – Queensland’s fabulous Gold Coast : “the playground of Australia”

Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast : "the playground of Australia". 1950s. (copyright undetermined). John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland recently digitised Queensland’s fabulous Gold Coast : “the playground of Australia”, a tourism brochure from the 1950s . Produced by Studio Warner in Surfers Paradise and issued by the Gold Coast City Council, this colourful brochure features photographs of a number of Gold Coast tourist destinations including Currumbin Beach, Miami Beach, … Read more