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1960s-70s home movies of Queensland – Walton Roy Sinclair collection

Children's birthday party, ca.1960s. From From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

A collection of five 8mm home movies from the 1960s-70s were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland and made available online. The films, taken by engineer Walton Roy Sinclair, contain footage of Mackay, Eungella, Brisbane, Whitsunday Coast, Airlie Beach, Bundaberg, Binna Burra, Margate, Buderim, Archerfield, Cape Hillsborough, Cannonvale, and other localities. Some of the … Read more

Missing heritage – The Canegrower Weekly from Mackay

Canegrower Weekly, Mackay periodical. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

There is nothing worse when searching through old Queensland newspapers and magazines to discover gaps in our collection; missing issues which for some reason were never acquired by State Library of Queensland. Sadly, in the case of The Canegrower Weekly from Mackay, a periodical from the 1930’s, only two issues exist in our collection (September 7, 1933 and February 14, 1935). As … Read more

125th anniversary – J.Michelmore and Co., Mackay

Taken from J. Michelmore & Co. Pty. Ltd. : 75th anniversary, 1891 -1966. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

One hundred and twenty-five years ago, John Alfred Michelmore, with backing from William Thomas Bagley and Edmund Dimmock created the longstanding wholesale merchants business, J.Michelmore and Co. Pty Ltd. The fledging Mackay business soon developed into a major company with over 350 employees, 16 warehouses and 4 hotels by the time of their 75th anniversary … Read more