Tag Archives: Queensland Back

Richter Estate, Annerley, 1889 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1889 advertises land for sale at the Richter Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Annerley. The allotments were situated along Ipswich Road, Richter Street (now Devon Street) and two unnamed roads (Ferndale Street and Cracknell Road). Extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “This splendid estate situated about two … Read more

Research Reveals event draws new fans of the John Oxley library collection 

The 2018 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellowship recipient, Dr Hilary Davies researched the Canada Cycle and Motor Agency (Qld) Ltd (CCMA), a leading company in Queensland’s cycling and early motor industry, between 1905 and 1930. The progressive company was owned by Queensland investors and headquartered in Brisbane. CCMA primarily sold motor vehicles and … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage – NAIDOC WEEK

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

Framont Estate, Holland Park, 1926 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1926 advertises land for sale at the Framont Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Holland Park. The allotments were situated along Holland Road, Murton Avenue, Logan Road, Nelson Avenue (now Framont Avenue) and Park Avenue (now Glindemann Drive). Extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers. “Situation – Logan Road, … Read more

Telling Queensland Stories

Since 2008, State Library of Queensland has been recording short videos featuring the stories of Queenslanders from a wide range of backgrounds. Here are some recent examples of digital stories made available to view via our One Search catalogue and Youtube. Queenland Railways and Significant Resources In this 12 minute video renowned Queensland historian Gregory … Read more

#OutbackQueensland – featuring Quilpie, Windorah, Cunnamulla and Camooweal

Shop front in main centre of Cunnamulla

2019 is Queensland’s Year of Outback Tourism and across the State visitors and travellers are flocking to events and different locations to experience outback Queensland. In response to the State Government’s #outbacktourism initiative, State Library of Queensland is joining in the spirit, shining the spotlight on collections celebrating the outback regions of Queensland. In 2002 … Read more

Reel Rescue

The Queensland Library Foundation’s 2018 Reel Rescue campaign sought support for the digitisation of vulnerable films in State Library of Queensland’s collection of more than 4000 films and videos, some dating from the early twentieth century. Through the generosity of donors, State Library has now digitised a total of 113 (8mm and 16mm) films. The … Read more