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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 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 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

Rocky Waterholes Township Proper, [Rocklea], 1885 (Map of the Week)

Real estate map for Rocky Waterholes Township Proper, 1885. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1885 advertises allotments of land for sale at the Rocky Waterholes Township Proper, today part of the Brisbane suburb of Rocklea.  The allotments were situated along Cambridge Street, Melbourne Street, Albert Street, Queen Street (now Sherwood Road), George Street (now Inskip Street), Edward Street (now Carisbrook Street) and three unnamed … Read more

Discovering Scouting’s past – bravo and thank you to State Library

Cover of Queensland Scouter magazine, January 1965

Guest blogger: David Teufel, Branch Commissioner – Heritage, The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc. With the first Scout troops starting in Queensland in 1908, Scouting has been part of many communities across the State for over a century.  Many thousands of young people and adults have enjoyed and benefited from their Scouting experience. … Read more