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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 There’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

Digitised @ SLQ – Queensland’s fabulous Gold Coast : “the playground of Australia”

Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast : "the playground of Australia". 1950s. (copyright undetermined). John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland recently digitised Queensland’s fabulous Gold Coast : “the playground of Australia”, a tourism brochure from the 1950s . Produced by Studio Warner in Surfers Paradise and issued by the Gold Coast City Council, this colourful brochure features photographs of a number of Gold Coast tourist destinations including Currumbin Beach, Miami Beach, … Read more

90th anniversary – O’Reilly’s Guest House

Bernard O'Reilly in the garden. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 31115

O’Reilly’s Guest House (now known as O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat) in Lamington National Park opened for business Easter 1926. In 1911, eight men of the O’Reilly family from the Blue Mountains district selected 100 acres of land to create a diary farm. In 1915 Lamington National Park was proclaimed, preventing further development in the area, and leaving the O’Reilly’s … Read more