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Brisbane Girls Grammar School – History in Pictures

Pupils from the Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Brisbane 1913. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 93596

2015 marks the 140th anniversary of Brisbane Girls Grammar School, an independent private school located in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Spring Hill. The school was established in March 1875. To commemorate this milestone, we’ve compiled a sample of images from our collection. You can peruse a full listing of SLQ’s collection of materials related to Brisbane Girls … Read more

2003 anti-war protest in Brisbane – History in Pictures

Demonstrating dog at the Brisbane anti Iraq War demonstration, February 2003. (In copyright). John Oxley Library of Queensland. Image APU-066-0001-0014

On February 16, 2003, one of Brisbane’s largest mass protests took place when an estimated 100,000 people rallied against a military invasion of Iraq, though police more conservatively assessed only half that number turned out. Two days earlier, 150,000 protesters had marched through the streets of Melbourne. On the same day as the Brisbane demonstration … Read more

Railways in Queensland – History in Pictures

Sydney Mail train on a stone viaduct in the Toowomba Range southern Queensland, ca.1905. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Image APO-020-0001-0005

On July 31, 1865, 150 years ago, Queensland’s first railway line was officially opened. The line ran between Ipswich and Bigge’s Camp (later named Grandchester). Since that time railways have continued to extend throughout the state and provide a vital link to remote communities. State Library of Queensland hold an extensive digitised collection of images … Read more