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Skating through the war years

skating ad Brisbane Courier

Just to the left of the ‘Drunkards cured secretly’ ad in the Brisbane Courier, the  Colosseum skating rink proudly announced its newly renovated floors. The 1915 classified confidently predicated the new “flawless” floors would soon make the rink the most popular in Brisbane. Now, roller-skating was around before the war. The Belgians came up with … Read more

Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War opens 4 April

With only days to go, the Signature program team at State Library are busily preparing for the opening of the Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War exhibition on Saturday 4 April.  Featured in State Library’s two gallery spaces – the slq gallery and the Philip Bacon gallery – Distant Lines explores Queensland’s … Read more