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80th anniversary – First women’s international cricket test match was played in Brisbane

Souvenir and official programme of the visit of the English Women Cricketers to Queensland 1934-35

On 28 December, 1934, Queensland hosted the very first women’s international cricket test match. This historic match, Australia vs England, was played at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds over three days. From their arrival by the Kyogle train on 20 December until they left on 1 January, the English team had a busy schedule, conducting radio … Read more

Ludwig Leichhardt III Visits The John Oxley Library

On Wednesday, 15th October, the John Oxley Library, had the pleasure of hosting a visit from Mr Ludwig Leichhardt from Berlin.  Ludwig Leichhardt III is the great-great-grand-nephew of the famous 19th century explorer and naturalist who disappeared in Australia in 1848.  Mr Leichhardt, a retired engineer, has been fascinated by his famous forebear since his … Read more