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Florence Chatfield Photograph Album

Recently digitised is a beautiful photograph album compiled by nurse, Florence Chatfield, who made a significant contribution to the nursing profession in Queensland during a long and distinguished career.  The album along with other items, including photographs, a cutting book, certificates and ephemera, was generously donated to the library by staff from the Diamantina Health … Read more

Collection of Queensland glass lantern slides now digitised

Woman feeding chickens, Alton Downs, Queensland, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29583-0001-0035

State Library of Queensland recently digitised and made available online a collection of seventy-six glass magic lantern slides. The hand coloured slides, from ca.1910, take the viewer on a tour of locations across Queensland including Brisbane, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Alton Downs, Adavale, Clermont, Capella, Gracemere and Mount Tibrogargan. Unfortunately we have been unable to … Read more

Discovering Scouting’s past – bravo and thank you to State Library

Cover of Queensland Scouter magazine, January 1965

Guest blogger: David Teufel, Branch Commissioner – Heritage, The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc. With the first Scout troops starting in Queensland in 1908, Scouting has been part of many communities across the State for over a century.  Many thousands of young people and adults have enjoyed and benefited from their Scouting experience. … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass plate negatives

Customs House in Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland ,1900s. 30865 Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass slides. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 30865-0001-0002

State Library recently digitised a selection of 50 glass plate negatives from the Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass plate negatives collection. This collection of images taken around Queensland came to the Library unidentified and undated, but thanks to the ingenuity of our staff we have been able to identify some of these images, including … Read more

Centaur Memorial Fund For Nurses Records – Digitised @SLQ

Lynn Meyers (Specialist Librarian, Queensland Memory) and Madonna Grehan (John Oxley Library Fellow 2015) explain how focused research has opened up a substantial and significant collection of original materials at SLQ. Readers of the John Oxley Library blog will be excited to know that selected items from the Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses Records (Accession … Read more

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917

Allan & Stark Christmas book, 1917. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The 1917 Christmas shopping catalogue from Brisbane’s Allan & Stark Ltd department store provides an insight into the types of products on offer to Queenslanders during the festive season. This sixteen page shopping catalogue contains products such as toys, perfumes, bath salts, soaps, gloves, hosiery, handkerchiefs, sunshades, umbrellas, ornaments, neckwear, handbags, knitting bags, kimonos, ties, … Read more