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Marly, Myora and St. Magnus : auction catalogues of three Brisbane houses

Detail of Catalogue of the sale at 'Myora', John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library’s ephemera collections contain volumes of small publications of the kind that are produced for a limited use and then usually thrown away. Such items as advertising material, postcards, programmes, stickers, tickets and menus are not generally considered worth keeping but, when collected and sorted, these kinds of items can reveal significant stories of our … Read more

Wyborn Reef Light photographs and short film, 2017

Aerial view of Wyborn Reef lighthouse, Wyborn Reef, Queensland, 2017. From 31399 Dean Saffron Wyborn Reef Light short film and photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31399-0002-0024

In 2017, freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker Dean Saffron accompanied the maintenance team from the Australian Maritime Systems Group on an excursion to the Wyborn Reef Light, located approximately 16 kilometres southeast of Albany Island on the far northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The lighthouse was constructed in 1938 and later upgraded in … Read more

A home of your own

Members of the Rolley and Croker families cooling off on Christmas Day in Beaudesert, Queensland, 1972. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27429-0001-0001

Guest blogger: Emeritus Professor Peter Spearritt, curator of Freedom Then, Freedom Now. Housing affordability is one of the great issues facing Australia today, with more and more households unable to afford to buy a home. There are many contributing factors to house prices. In the Freedom Then, Freedom Now exhibition we look at land subdivisions … Read more

Brick additions – a donation and a pamphlet digitised@SLQ

How to improve a timber house with brick additions, cover

State Library of Queensland recently received a small donation of ephemeral material from Stanton Library in North Sydney. This donation includes several leaflets from Brick Supplies Pty. Ltd., an enterprise described in The Truth on 11 February, 1940. To supply homebuilders with information, suggestions and advice on all matters pertaining to the economical and effective … Read more

5 fabulous Queensland houses no longer with us

Roma Villa, a Brisbane residence ca. 1875. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 63319

Queensland has lost a number of treasured houses over the years due to redevelopment, neglect or natural disaster. Below is a handpicked list of 5 Queensland homes which have sadly not survived. The information about these former residences has been taken from the original descriptions that accompanied the photograph. If you can provide any further details please leave … Read more