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The CCM Goes to War – The Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd, 1914-18

Renault Machine Gun Carrier donated to the A.I.F. by the CCM. Published in Illustrated London News, 12 Dec 1914, p. 828

Guest blogger: Dr Hilary Davies, 2018 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow. The Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd (CCM) was a major company in Queensland between 1905 and 1929, primarily selling motorised vehicles, engines, bicycles and sporting goods. About fifty per cent of the CCM’s workforce of approximately 120 volunteered for service … Read more

Mayfield Railway Station Estate, [Carina], 1926 (Map of the Week)

Mayfield Railway Station Estate, [Carina], 1926. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1926 advertises land for sale at the Mayfield Railway Station Estate, which today is part of the Brisbane suburb of Carina. The allotments were situated along Old Cleveland Road, Mayfield Road, Flavelle Street, Sankey Street, Roberts Street (now Nyrang Street) and Willett Street (now Pembroke Street). Prior to the sale … Read more

1960s-70s home movies of Queensland – Walton Roy Sinclair collection

Children's birthday party, ca.1960s. From From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

A collection of five 8mm home movies from the 1960s-70s were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland and made available online. The films, taken by engineer Walton Roy Sinclair, contain footage of Mackay, Eungella, Brisbane, Whitsunday Coast, Airlie Beach, Bundaberg, Binna Burra, Margate, Buderim, Archerfield, Cape Hillsborough, Cannonvale, and other localities. Some of the … Read more

Collection of Queensland glass lantern slides now digitised

Woman feeding chickens, Alton Downs, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0035

State Library of Queensland recently digitised and made available online a collection of seventy-six glass magic lantern slides. The hand coloured slides, from ca.1910, take the viewer on a tour of locations across Queensland including Brisbane, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Alton Downs, Adavale, Clermont, Capella, Gracemere and Mount Tibrogargan. Unfortunately we have been unable to … Read more