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Brisbane Arcade

Brisbane Arcade walkway

The Brisbane Arcade is celebrating 95 years as Brisbane’s oldest and grandest shopping arcade, from 1924-2019. In celebration Brisbane Arcade presented the Spring Flower Show “Jewel in the Crown” between Saturday 31 August to Friday 6 September 2019, which included a lovely assortment of flowers from Redlands, Victoria, New South Wales and further afield from … Read more

Miss Warana 1973

Miss Julie Younger being crowned Miss Warana at Cloudland Ballroon, 1973.  John Oxley Library, Acc: 32078

With spring in the air and the weather warming up, some of us, over a certain age, may remember Brisbane’s Warana Spring Festival. The John Oxley Library recently received a lovely donation of photographs from a former Miss Warana, Julie Cable, who was then known as Julie Younger. Julie, a private secretary from Toowong, was … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage – NAIDOC WEEK 2019

Building on the previous Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections, State Library of Queensland is committed to making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage more accessible. You can read more about State Library’s intent published in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments document. During NAIDOC Week, State Library is shining … 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

Digitised @ SLQ : Peter Fischmann New Farm photographs ca.1990

Sherborne building with serviced rooms, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1980. From 31525 Peter Fischmann New Farm photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31525-0001-0014

A collection of fourteen black and white photographs of buildings in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of New Farm, taken during the early 1990s, were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland. These images, taken by photographer Peter Fischmann, can be viewed via our One Search catalogue. Further collections by photographer Peter Fischmann 2016 Brisbane City Council Local … Read more