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Chinese Merchants trading with storekeepers Brennan & Geraghty

The original Brennan and Geraghty store in Lennox Street, Maryborough. Photo courtesy of Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc.

Guest Blog – Presentation by Ken Brooks for Maryborough Library Local History Talk Brennan & Geraghty’s Store in Maryborough is owned by National Trust Queensland (1975) and is operated as a museum about itself and its place in the community of Maryborough. Established in 1871 by brothers-in-law Patrick Brennan and Martin Geraghty, the store remained … Read more

Centaur Memorial Fund For Nurses Records – Digitised @SLQ

Lynn Meyers (Specialist Librarian, Queensland Memory) and Madonna Grehan (John Oxley Library Fellow 2015) explain how focused research has opened up a substantial and significant collection of original materials at SLQ. Readers of the John Oxley Library blog will be excited to know that selected items from the Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses Records (Accession … Read more

St Leonard’s Estate, Coorparoo, 1888 (Map of the Week)

St. Leonard's Estate, Coorparoo, 1888. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1888 advertises 82 allotments of land for sale at the St Leonard’s Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo. The allotments were situated along Morley Street, Churchill Street, Gladstone Street, Ripon Street, Salisbury Street and a government road (now Castlemaine Street and St Leonards Street). Prior to the sale extensive … Read more

Vale Ann Garms

Ann Garms 2009

Heritage champion and local businesswomen Ann Garms OAM died late last month after a short illness.  Ms Garms was a well-known identity in Brisbane for many decades.  She saved (and restored) a number of heritage buildings from the wrecking ball that swung all too frequently in the 1970s and 1980s. The Old Courthouse in Cleveland … Read more