Motorising Queensland – Introducing the Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd

 Dodwell and the CCM Building in EJT Barton (ed), Jubilee History of Queensland, Diddams, Brisbane 1909 p302

Guest blogger: Dr Hilary Davies, 2018 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow. Between 1905 and 1929, the Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd (CCM) put Queenslanders on the road in a wide variety of motor vehicles. Owned by Queensland investors and headquartered in Brisbane, the CCM had branches in Rockhampton, Townsville and Lismore, … Read more

Welcome Ephraim Jose, art conservator and 2018 Mittelheuser scholar in residence

Eddie Jose teaching Bhutanese thangka conservation workshop participants. Image 2009, courtesy of Eddie Jose.

Guest Blogger Jennifer Loubser, Conservator, Preservation Services at State Library of Queensland In late November 2018 Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence Ephraim (Eddie) Jose will be teaching a masterclass here at State Library to art conservators from across Australia on the construction and use of traditional Japanese drying boards, called Karibari.  This event is special for … Read more

Vale Ann Garms

Ann Garms 2009

Heritage champion and local businesswomen Ann Garms OAM died late last month after a short illness.  Ms Garms was a well-known identity in Brisbane for many decades.  She saved (and restored) a number of heritage buildings from the wrecking ball that swung all too frequently in the 1970s and 1980s. The Old Courthouse in Cleveland … Read more

Experience Queensland on Flickr Commons

State Library of Queensland encourages access to the images posted in Flickr Commons.

Did you know State Library of Queensland holds approximately 1.5 million photographic resources – negatives, slides, original photographs, copy prints and original albums dating from 1859 to the present day relating to Queensland? In 2003, State Library launched its digital image library, Picture Queensland, populating the online catalogue One Search with 6,000 digitised photographs – … Read more

The Great Sale of Hermit Park, Townsville, 1884 (Map of the Week)

Hermit Park the great sale, Townsville, 1884. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1884 advertises 191 allotments of land for sale at Hermit Park in Townsville. The allotments were situated along Charters Towers Road, Armstrong Street, Ackers Street, Ahearne … Read more

Age of Consent

The Age of Consent came out on both sides of the Atlantic in the same year,  1938. At the time most books were published overseas and imported into Australia, which made Customs Department, with their total control over what came into the country, our main censor. It was a role they carried out with diligence … Read more