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Photograph from one of The Go-Betweens earliest concerts

Grant McLennan and Robert Forster performing at Baroona Hall, Brisbane, April 28, 1978. From 29127, Paul O'Brien Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY

May 6, 2016 marks 10 years since the death of Grant McLennan, Queensland musician and co-founder of the indie rock group, The Go-Betweens. This image is part of the recently donated Paul O’Brien collection, showing a young McLennan with fellow singer-songwriter Robert Forster performing as The Go-Betweens at Baroona Hall in Caxton Street, Paddington on 28 April … Read more

Hey! Is this you?

Moorooka State School Band welcoming home soldiers from World War II in Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1945. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 11407

This marvellous photo stands at the entrance to our current exhibition ‘Live! Queensland Band Culture’ in the Philip Bacon Gallery on Level 4 of the library. We wondered if some of these fife players would recognize themselves, and hoped so. Last week we had a letter from a seventy-nine year old gentleman, enclosing a photo … Read more