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