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Bundaberg State High School now on the Queensland Heritage Register

Bundaberg State High School and Technical College 1922. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 1831

The Queensland Heritage Council recently announced that several buildings at Bundaberg State High School have been added to the Queensland Heritage Register. The Queensland Heritage Register is a list of places that have cultural heritage significance to the people of Queensland. According to the Queensland Heritage Register database, the buildings added to the register were … Read more

Gladys Moncrieff added to 2015 Sounds of Australia

Gladys Moncrieff in 'Kissing Time'. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 53950

The National Film and Sound Archive have announced the 2015 additions to Sounds of Australia, NFSA’s selection of sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance and relevance, which inform or reflect life in Australia. Among this year’s additions is Bundaberg-born singer Gladys Moncrieff. Gladys Moncrieff (13 April 1892 – 8 February 1976) was an … Read more

Identifying main words of Bundaberg tribe Taribelang (Kalkie language) within the Great Sandy Strait language group

Phil Brown, Central Queensland Language Centre

Guest blogger: Phil Brown, Central Queensland Language Centre My two week residency at the State Library of Queensland began by locating archival materials which are significant to Australian languages within the Bundaberg and Great Sandy Strait region. The main focus of my research was concerned the meaning of four separate items: Dari’belang – Dari meaning north Bulang– … Read more

Bert Hinkler’s record flight (1928) – this month in Queensland’s history

Bert Hinkler, aviator. State Library of Queensland. Negative number 185071

February marks the anniversary of the very first solo flight between England and Australia made by Bundaberg born aviator, Bert Hinkler, in 1928. Obsessed with flying since he was a little boy, Hinkler’s record flight was completed in just over 15 days, smashing the previous England-Australia record of 28 days. His arrival in Darwin on … Read more

Bundaberg in flood

Tantitha Street during the floods in Bundaberg, 1890. Image number 153840.

Major flooding of the Burnett River is relatively infrequent but when heavy rainfall pours down, resulting from low pressure systems over the catchment, significant river rises and floods have occurred, such as those in the years 1875, 1890, 1893, 1928, 1942, 1954, 1971 and presently in 2010. The following John Oxley Library images record some … Read more