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Edward Gustavus Campbell Barton, Electricity Pioneer

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Edward Gustavus Campbell Barton (1857-1942) is hardly a household name in Queensland, however as a pioneer of electricity supply his contribution to the development and modernisation of the state is unquestionable. Born in Toorak, Victoria, Barton had quite an international education, attending school in Dunedin, New Zealand, receiving engineering training in Scotland and studying in … Read more

Innovation + Invention: Amazing Stories from the Archives

On Wednesday 9 May staff from National Archives of Australia, State Library and Queensland State Archives delved into thier vast collections to source information about innovations and inventions in Queensland and more broadly Australian history. This event formed part of the National Trust of Queensland’s Heritage Festival for 2012. Each of the talks were interesting … Read more