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The emergence of Flats and Apartments in Brisbane – Demoralising or Civilizing; Sophisticated or simply a practical necessity.

Block of flats

Who ever thought that the style of your living accommodation could be considered immoral and not in the interests of the common good? Flats or apartments became fashionable in the 1920s and 1930s. They were considered a new stylish way of living, which allowed the inhabitants to be close to the inner city and its … Read more

Tracing the Bridgeman family – anywhere but in Bridgeman Downs

Advertisement from Brisbane Courier newspaper in 1864

Recently, some research questions came through to State Library of Queensland’s Ask Us service, asking about Henry St John Bridgeman, an Irish migrant, after whom the northern Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs was named. What did the research staff find out? Starting at the Immigration Indexes, available through the Queensland State Archives (QSA) website, showed that … Read more

From Chairs to Bears! Find out about your antique or treasured heirloom at State Library of Queensland

Database - Carter's Price Guide

Carters Price Guide to Antiques – A database helping you to research your antiques and treasures at State Library of Queensland. Have you ever wondered about that piece of furniture you inherited from Grandma’s darkened front room – maybe a bookcase, a table, a piano stool, a chair or a bear. What about Grandma’s silver … Read more

Legal Practical Guidance

Practical Guidance page for Family Law

Are you looking for practical legal information in plain English? State Library of Queensland provides free access to 14 Practical Guidance titles through the LexisNexis database. Covering specific areas such as family, business and immigration law, Practical Guidance provides useful information, including forms and checklists, for consumers, students or anyone who needs an overview or … Read more