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Longlands Estate, [Woolloongabba], 1881 (Map of the Week)

Real estate map of Longlands Estate, [Woolloongabba], 1881. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1881 advertises 232 allotments of land for sale at the Longlands Estate, now part of the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Woolloongabba. The allotments were situated along Longlands Street, Norman Street and Vulture Street (now Vulture Street East). Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “The Longlands … Read more

Footage of the Queen Mother at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 1958

Queen Mother and Archibishop Halse outside St John's Cathedral, 20 February 1958. Still from 29226/7. Bill Rahmann Films 1948-ca 1987. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

From 18 to 21 February 1958, the Queen Mother visited Queensland in a whistle-stop tour which included a State Reception at Parliament House, a North Brisbane School Children’s Welcome at the Exhibition Grounds, a South Brisbane Children’s Welcome at the Brisbane Cricket Grounds, a Civic Welcome at Brisbane’s City Hall and visits to Ipswich and … Read more

Toohey’s City View Estate, [Greenslopes], 1914 (Map of the Week)

1914 real estate map of Toohey's City View Estate, Greenslopes. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1914 advertises land for sale at the Toohey’s City View Estate, now part of the Brisbane suburb of Greenslopes. The allotments were situated along Ridge Street, Pear Street, Peach Street, Bunya Street, Garden Street, Cedar Street, Henry Street, Mary Street (now Newdegate Street), Thomas Street, Galway Street, Mount Street, Short … Read more

Wyborn Reef Light photographs and short film, 2017

Aerial view of Wyborn Reef lighthouse, Wyborn Reef, Queensland, 2017. From 31399 Dean Saffron Wyborn Reef Light short film and photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31399-0002-0024

In 2017, freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker Dean Saffron accompanied the maintenance team from the Australian Maritime Systems Group on an excursion to the Wyborn Reef Light, located approximately 16 kilometres southeast of Albany Island on the far northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The lighthouse was constructed in 1938 and later upgraded in … Read more