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Digitised @ SLQ : Peter Fischmann Brisbane photographs (1978-ca.1999)

Atcherley Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland ca. 1990. From 31524 Peter Fischmann Brisbane photographs. In copyright John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 31524-0001-0005

A collection of twenty-four black and white photographs of streets and buildings in Brisbane’s CBD, Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Annerley and Norman Park were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland. These images were taken between 1978 and 1999 by photographer Peter Fischmann and include buildings such as the New York Hotel on Queen … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass plate negatives

Customs House in Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland ,1900s. 30865 Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass slides. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 30865-0001-0002

State Library recently digitised a selection of 50 glass plate negatives from the Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass plate negatives collection. This collection of images taken around Queensland came to the Library unidentified and undated, but thanks to the ingenuity of our staff we have been able to identify some of these images, including … Read more

The Go-Betweens: Right Here documentary features SLQ images

Grant McLennan and Robert Forster performing at Baroona Hall, Brisbane, April 28, 1978. From Paul O’Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 29127-0028-0002

The 2017 documentary, The Go-Betweens: Right Here by director Kriv Stenders, delves into the history of the beloved indie group. The Go-Betweens were formed in Brisbane by Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in 1977. The documentary uses several images from the State Library of Queensland’s Paul O’Brien collection to illustrate the Brisbane music and political scenes of … Read more

Brisbane From The Air: Illustrated (1919)

Brisbane From The Air, 1919. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

In September 1919, The Queenslander newspaper published a series of aerial photographs of Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs under the title, Brisbane By Air. The photographs were taken by the newspaper’s photographer, Frederick William Thiel and were promoted as the first photographs taken of Brisbane from an aeroplane. The Queenslander had approached the chief organiser of the … Read more

Paula Stafford, Henry Talbot and Spike Milligan

Courier Mail 17 August 1962 page 3

Guest bloggers: Nadia Buick and Madeleine King from The Fashion Archives Paula Stafford—the Gold Coast fashion designer responsible for introducing the bikini to our beaches in the mid 20th century, and putting Queensland fashion on a global stage—was an impressive record keeper, with seemingly every new business venture, every new ad campaign, and every new swimsuit … Read more