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Livid Festival, 1998

Brisbane band Custard playing in front of a large crowd at the Livid Festival in Bowen Hills, Queensland,1998. From 27510 Peter Fischmann Photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27510-0001-0038

The 12th installment of the alternative rock music festival, the Livid Festival, was held on 3 October 1998 at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. Inconveniently the festival fell on the same date as the Australian federal election. This was the second time in the festival’s history that Livid coincided with an election day. During … Read more

Defence Force Bands and the Development of Jazz in Queensland

2nd Battalion 26th Infantry Band at the Enoggera army barracks on Armistice Day Queensland 1918

Guest Blogger – Dr Lauren Istvandity, 2017 John Oxley Library Fellow. What do the defence forces and our local jazz scene have in common? Musicians, of course! In decades past, Australian Defence Force bands have played a key role in sustaining the jazz scene in Queensland, while the locally-trained musicians upheld the Queensland-based bands which … Read more

Eagle Farm and Sandgate Junction Township, [Clayfield], 1888 (Map of the Week)

Eagle Farm and Sandgate Junction Township Estate, 1888. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1888 advertises 75 allotments of land for sale at the Eagle Farm and Sandgate Junction Township Estate, now part of the Brisbane northside suburb of Clayfield. The allotments were situated along Alma Road and three unnamed roads (now Stuckey Road, Junction Road and Sandgate Road). Prior to the sale extensive … Read more

Greenfields Estate, Graceville, 1926 (Map of the Week)

Greenfields Estate, Graceville, 1926. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1926 advertises 43 allotments of land for sale at the Greenfields Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Graceville. The allotments were situated along Strong Avenue, Magee Street, Margaret Street (now Tweedale Stree) and John Street (now Allardyce Street). Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “These … Read more

Indooroopilly Park Estate, Indooroopilly, 1921 (Map of the Week)

Indooroopilly Park Estate, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1921 advertises 122 allotments of land for sale at the Indooroopilly Park Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly. The allotments were situated along Essex Road, Carrington Road, McCaul Street, Turner Street, Victoria Street and Saunders Street. Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “Close to … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – Barnard, Lawrence and Loane Family glass slides

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 slides 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 street … Read more

Surry Hill Estate, Coorparoo, 1924 (Map of the Week)

Surry Hill Estate, Coorparoo, 1924. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1924 advertises 101 allotments of land for sale at the Surry Hill Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo. The allotments were situated along Shakespeare Street, Welwyn Crescent, Letchworth Road, Howard Street, Mackay Street, Regal Street, Rees Avenue and Macaulay Street. Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in … Read more