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All Aboard for Healthy, Exhilarating Cleanliness! – The Sunday Bathers’ Train to Sandgate

In the first two decades of the twentieth century, in an age of emerging public health measures, a new phenomenon called the Bathers’ Train ran on Sundays to Sandgate.  Bathers’ trains were not just a Queensland invention and also operated in seaside locations near Sydney and Melbourne and Adelaide. Leaving Central Railway Station in Brisbane … Read more

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau – Information about the Pacific Islands at State Library of Queensland

South Sea Islanders, recruited for the Queensland canefields, being carried in boats to the Para Image number: 65320 John Oxley Library

Queensland and the Pacific Islands have much in common historically. The importation of Pacific Island labourers into Queensland has created strong bonds between Queensland and the islands. However, trade between the islands and Australia has also created a network of interrelationships as has our war time experiences. Do you want to read business records from … Read more

Researching with Trove – Improve your Trove skills

Trove workshop: Improve your Trove skills, 12 April 2017

State Library of Queensland are conducting a series of three workshops on Trove. Each session is packed with interesting, informative and interactive material to showcase this wonderful resource, allowing discovery of its useful content. Look out for further sessions later in the year. Improve your trove skills “Improve your Trove skills” was the second of … Read more

Faradaya splendida

Have you ever wondered what that exuberant scrambling vine growing against the northern face of the State Library is? Its correct botanical name is Faradaya splendida (family Lamiaceae ). Faradaya after the English physicist Michael Faraday; splendida for the glossy sheen of its large dark- green leaves; Lamiaceae, curiously, because its flower structure conforms to … Read more

Researching with Trove – getting started

We are proud to be conducting a series of three workshops on Trove. Each session is packed with interesting, informative and interactive material to showcase this wonderful database, allowing the discovery of its useful content. The current sessions are sold out but we will post tips and tricks from each session here. Trove: Introduction to searching newspapers from … Read more