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There’s only one Surfers Paradise : playground of the Pacific, Queensland, Australia (1950s tourism)

There's only one Surfers Paradise : playground of the Pacific, Queensland, Australia. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland holds an extensive collection of historical tourism ephemera from across the state. This small promotional booklet entitled┬áThere’s only one Surfers Paradise : playground of the Pacific, Queensland, Australia was recently digitised and made available for online access. Published sometime during the 1950s, There’s only one Surfers Paradise was designed and produced … Read more

Choreographed group formations at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, 1982

People forming a map of Australia at QEII Stadium for the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 1982. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. In Copyright. Image 191176

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony commencing today, its timely to focus on these three images from our collection taken at the QEII Stadium (now called the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre) during the opening ceremony of the Brisbane Commonwealth Games on September 30, 1982. These photographs from the Purcell Family collection … Read more

Galloway’s Hill Estate, [Hawthorne / Norman Park], 1885 (Map of the Week)

Galloway's Hill Estate, [Hawthorne / Norman Park], 1885. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1885 advertises 118 allotments of land for sale at Galloway’s Hill Estate, located today in the Brisbane suburbs of Hawthorne and Norman Park. The allotments were … Read more

Souvenir of Floods: Southern Queensland, February, 1893 – Digitised @ SLQ

Steamer in Queen Street, Brisbane, February 19. Sketch from Souvenir of floods : Southern Queensland, February, 1893. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Souvenir of floods: Southern Queensland, February, 1893 was published by the Telegraph Newspaper Company following the devastation caused by the floods. The commemorative booklet contains sketches which were initially featured in The Telegraph and The Week newspapers during the disaster. In their April 21, 1893 edition, The Telegraph reported that demand for the publication had … Read more