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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

Digitised @ SLQ – Photographs from Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918

Flooded East Street in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 59588

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918, State Library of Queensland recently digitised seven images from our historical photograph collection documenting the disaster. These images and others are available online through our One Search catalogue.   Further reading: The 1918 Rockhampton Flood (JOL blog story from 2011) Myles Sinnamon – Engagement … 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