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Digitised @ SLQ – Photographs from Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918

Flooded East Street in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 59588

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918, State Library of Queensland recently digitised seven images from our historical photograph collection documenting the disaster. These images and others are available online through our One Search catalogue.   Further reading: The 1918 Rockhampton Flood (JOL blog story from 2011) Myles Sinnamon – Engagement … Read more

Fiesta Gardens 1948 – a touch of Hollywood at Slacks Creek

Fiesta Gardens’ main entrance. From OMEG Centaur House Records 1948-1979. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

In this entry for the Centaur Memorial Fund Series, Dr Madonna Grehan, 2015 John Oxley Library Fellow and Dr Hilda Maclean, Logan City Council Libraries Local Heritage Specialist, re-discover a post-WWII entertainment venue. Fiesta Gardens at Slacks Creek opened on Saturday 12 June 1948. Described as a colourful new resort with ‘quite a Hollywood touch’,1 … Read more

Anyone For Tennis?

With the Brisbane International in full swing, in a steamy Brisbane summer, it is timely to highlight some of the tennis related material held in the John Oxley Library.  The collections include photographs, cutting books, records of tennis clubs and associations, and published works about the history of tennis in Queensland. Reginald Heber Roe, appointed headmaster of the Brisbane Grammar School … Read more