Monthly Archives: May 2019 Back

#OutbackQueensland – featuring Quilpie, Windorah, Cunnamulla and Camooweal

Shop front in main centre of Cunnamulla

2019 is Queensland’s Year of Outback Tourism and across the State visitors and travellers are flocking to events and different locations to experience outback Queensland. In response to the State Government’s #outbacktourism initiative, State Library of Queensland is joining in the spirit, shining the spotlight on collections celebrating the outback regions of Queensland. In 2002 … Read more

Reel Rescue

The Queensland Library Foundation’s 2018 Reel Rescue campaign sought support for the digitisation of vulnerable films in State Library of Queensland’s collection of more than 4000 films and videos, some dating from the early twentieth century. Through the generosity of donors, State Library has now digitised a total of 113 (8mm and 16mm) films. The … Read more

More historical Toowoomba newspapers now available via Trove

Over sixteen years of editions of Toowoomba Chronicle newspapers were recently added to Trove newspapers, an extensive collection of digitised historical Australian newspapers. This addition was made possible through a collaboration between State Library of Queensland and National Library of Australia. The new titles are: Toowoomba Chronicle (1917-1922) Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (1922-1933) … Read more

Peace, Prosperity and Catastrophe – The Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd 1919-29

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. After a business slow-down during the First World War, the CCM sought to support … Read more

The 1941-42 journals of Mrs Ellen Humphreys, grazier of “Hutton Park”

6333 Ellen Humphreys Papers, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Guest blogger – Debbie Terranova – Q ANZAC 100 Fellow. Ellen Maria Humphreys owned and operated a cattle property called “Hutton Park”, situated in the central-west of Queensland near Injune. In 1941, she was a 63-year-old widow with six adult children, several grandchildren, an elderly mother, and a working dog called Tigar. Les, the youngest, … Read more

2019 Federal election – help us collect political ephemera

Call for assistance to collect non-Brisbane electoral ephemera! The State Library of Queensland has a significant and historical collection of ephemera.  This material, which is generally regarded by most of us as “throw away” items, provides a unique perspective into Queensland’s social life, popular culture and political viewpoints. Political ephemera is an area of particular … Read more