Collection of Queensland glass lantern slides now digitised

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.

View of Mount Tibrogargan from a railway carriage Glasshouse Mountains Queensland ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0022

View of Mount Tibrogargan from a railway carriage, Glasshouse Mountains Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0022

School of Arts building, Bundaberg, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0024

School of Arts building, Bundaberg, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0024

Group of men standing on damaged mine site, Cawarral, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0041

Group of men standing on damaged mine site, Cawarral, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0041

View looking down Goondoon Street, Gladstone, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0031

View looking down Goondoon Street, Gladstone, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0031

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

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

Crowds gathered at Queenslands first Government House, Brisbane, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image Central Queensland school children outside the schoolhouse, Queensland ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0006

Crowds gathered at Queenslands first Government House, Brisbane, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image Central Queensland school children outside the schoolhouse, Queensland ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0006

Unfortunately we have been unable to identify some of the locations depicted. If you are able to identify these mystery places please let us know.

Boys panning for gold in a creek Queensland ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0040

Boys panning for gold in a creek Queensland ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0040

Central Queensland school children outside the schoolhouse, Queensland ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0042

Central Queensland school children outside the schoolhouse, Queensland ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0042

Group of men and women standing on a small wooden structure on the banks of a river Queensland 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0076

Group of men and women standing on a small wooden structure on the banks of a river Queensland 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0076

This collection of glass lantern slides can be viewed via our One Search catalogue.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland