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#OutbackQueensland communities – featuring Julia Creek, Richmond, Cloncurry and more

Horse racing in the bush, outback Queensland, image 29527 John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

2019 is the Year of Outback Tourism in Queensland. Starting in April through to late September many townships and communities in western Queensland will be hosting special events and programs in their regions, extending a warm welcome and invitation to visitors and travelers to experience country hospitality in the outback. To acknowledge the Queensland Government’s … Read more

The business of tourism: Queensland’s 1880s theme park

Queensport Aquarium Estate Map at Hemmant, Brisbane, Queensland, 1889. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Tourism is a very significant sector of the Queensland economy. As have their counterparts in all kinds of Queensland businesses, Queensland’s tourism entrepreneurs have shown initiative, imagination, commitment to their goals and the willingness to take calculated risks to achieve their aims. Queensland’s climate has nurtured business enterprises ranging from the cultivation of sugar to … Read more