Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914

On April 3, 1914, Brisbane’s Telegraph newspaper promoted the arrival of the Queensland Government Intelligence and Tourist Bureau’s latest pictorial publication.

Front cover - Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Front cover – Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Glimpses of Sunny Queensland is a capitally got up picture album, issued by the Queensland Government Intelligence Bureau. It contains 72 pages, the photographs used in the production numbering 86. The pictures represent scenes from all parts of Queensland, and on that account are invaluable for use in advertising the country. The book is in its third edition, and it may run into more.”

Queen Street, Brisbane, looking south-west. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Queen Street, Brisbane, looking south-west. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Along with numerous photographs from across Queensland, each page in Glimpses of Sunny Queensland features a short, one sentence statement or fact such as, “Queensland’s railway system, aggregating 4,986 miles, is the longest in Australia” and “In 1912, over 7,000 immigrants settled in Queensland”.

The 1914 edition of Glimpses of Sunny Queensland has been digitised by SLQ and can be viewed in full through our One Search catalogue. Below is a selection of images from this publication.

Cunningham Street, Dalby. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Cunningham Street, Dalby. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Preparing to muster cattle, Strathmore Station, Bowen District. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Haycock Island, North Queensland. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Haycock Island, North Queensland. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

General view of Ipswich. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

General view of Ipswich. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Falling Crow's Foot Elm, Atherton District. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Falling Crow’s Foot Elm, Atherton District. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

View of Warwick. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

View of Warwick. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Lake Barrine, North Queensland. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Lake Barrine, North Queensland. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Isis Sugar Mill, Childers. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Isis Sugar Mill, Childers. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Palm Avenue, Botanic Gardens, Rockhampton. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Palm Avenue, Botanic Gardens, Rockhampton. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Pearling fleet, Thursday Island. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Pearling fleet, Thursday Island. From Glimpses of Sunny Queensland, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland