Yearly Archives: 2019 Back

Farewell Laurel Dingle

It was 1968 when Laurel Dingle first started with State Library of Queensland. The aspiring young librarian rang the State Librarian’s office and asked if she could possibly come in for an interview.  (This was after several years working under the tutelage of Betty McDougall, Deputy University Librarian at University of Queensland.) Her request was … Read more

Research Reveals event draws new fans of the John Oxley library collection 

The 2018 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellowship recipient, Dr Hilary Davies researched the Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd (CCMA), a leading company in Queensland’s cycling and early motor industry, between 1905 and 1930. The progressive company was owned by Queensland investors and headquartered in Brisbane. CCMA primarily sold motor vehicles and … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage – NAIDOC WEEK

Building on the previous Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections, State Library of Queensland is committed to making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage more accessible. You can read more about State Library’s intent published in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments document. During NAIDOC Week, State Library is shining … Read more

Framont Estate, Holland Park, 1926 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1926 advertises land for sale at the Framont Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Holland Park. The allotments were situated along Holland Road, Murton Avenue, Logan Road, Nelson Avenue (now Framont Avenue) and Park Avenue (now Glindemann Drive). Extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “Situation – Logan Road, … Read more

#OutbackQueensland communities – featuring Boulia, Barcaldine, Hughenden, St George

Three men sitting on horseback in front of a windmill and corrugated iron water tank in the Cloncurry District.

2019 is Queensland’s Year of Outback Tourism and across the State visitors and travelers are flocking to events and different locations to experience outback Queensland. In response to the State Government’s initiative, State Library of Queensland is joining in the spirit, shining a spotlight on collections showcasing outback places and communities across Queensland. In the … Read more

Stanton Mellick archive

John Stanton Davis Mellick, 1939-1945

John ‘Stanton’ Davis Mellick, attended Brisbane Grammar School in the 1930s, and later studied accountancy before beginning his association with the Australian Armed Forces. Commissioned Lieutenant in October 1939 Mellick attended Duntroon Military College and served with distinction in New Guinea from 1940-1945 with HQ 5th Division and Royal Australian Signals Regiment, retiring as a … Read more