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125th anniversary of the Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party

Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party, 9 Sep 1892, OM69-18/16 - Papers of Charles Seymour. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party, dated 9 September 1892, can be regarded as one of the formative documents of the present day Australian Labor Party. The Manifesto was written at a time of political and social upheaval in Queensland, with the Labor movement looking for alternatives to industrial action to progress its aims. It provides a … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – Queensland’s fabulous Gold Coast : “the playground of Australia”

Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast : "the playground of Australia". 1950s. (copyright undetermined). John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland recently digitised Queensland’s fabulous Gold Coast : “the playground of Australia”, a tourism brochure from the 1950s . Produced by Studio Warner in Surfers Paradise and issued by the Gold Coast City Council, this colourful brochure features photographs of a number of Gold Coast tourist destinations including Currumbin Beach, Miami Beach, … Read more

Wonderful Warana: Queensland’s Own Spring Festival

In a simpler and more innocent age Brisbane had the Warana Festival, a great annual Spring extravaganza which began in 1962 and included a 2 hour parade through the city streets featuring decorated floats, marching girls, entertainers, and bands, under the blue Brisbane skies.  Warana, which is an aboriginal word for “blue skies”, endured until the early 1990s … Read more