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Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives – for the record. Queensland's archives and record management authority. We hold records dating from the mid 1820s through to today.
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Queensland State Archives 3h
🗺️ Some of the more interesting vintage Queensland maps from our collection.
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Queensland State Archives 21h
Take a look at how the Childers District soldier settlements were built with this footage from 1954. Some great cane train footage towards the end of the film 🚂 Full video on YouTube: ITM: 610965
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Queensland State Archives Aug 5
Join us on 20 August for a special ONLINE ONLY QSA Talk: Ructions and Resilience, presented by Lesley Synge. Find out more here 👉
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Queensland State Archives Aug 4
Crowds at the opening of the Story Bridge on 6 July 1940. ITM: 1973143
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Queensland State Archives Aug 4
Join us next Tuesday for a special Facebook Premiere livestream artist talk with Melissa Stannard as she explains the stories behind her new exhibition Fragments of Remembering. Learn more & RSVP here 👉
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Queensland State Archives Aug 3
'Slow down at sundown' - an enduring road safety message from this poster created by the Police Service Commissioner's Office sometime around 1939-1959. ITM: 2041885
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Queensland State Archives Aug 3
Our Reading Room is open on Saturday 8 August. Book now at:
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Queensland State Archives Aug 2
Visitors at one of the mines surrounding the Central Queensland town of Moura, circa 1966.
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Queensland State Archives Aug 2
Fragments of Remembering by Melissa Stannard is now open from 3 August - 30 September in the QSA exhibition space! Learn more & RSVP here:
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Queensland State Archives Aug 1
A photo of Longreach Hospital taken in 1957. Construction of the hospital began in 1939, finishing in February 1944 at a cost of £70,000. ITM: 435659
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Queensland State Archives Aug 1
Our very best archival images of Queensland in the 1950s.
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Queensland State Archives Jul 31
The main float from the 1965 iteration of Brisbane's Warana Festival (the predecessor to the modern ).
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Queensland State Archives Jul 31
Check out a new story from the Archives - 'The precedent of the pandemic'.
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Queensland State Archives Jul 30
A view of Brisbane's Bowen Bridge Road from sometime in the 1940s. The Old Museum Building (in the background) would have still been a museum when this photo was taken - playing host to until 1985. ITM: 1973143
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Queensland State Archives Jul 30
Fragments of Remembering by Melissa Stannard, developed from Melissa's research into archival records of Aboriginal reserves, missions and family members, opens this coming Monday, 3 August! Learn more & RSVP here:
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Queensland State Archives Jul 29
With the trial of mobile phone detection cameras beginning this week in Queensland, we thought we'd look back to when the state first introduced another road safety measure - random breath testing. Full video on YouTube 👉 ITM: 1763101
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Queensland State Archives Jul 29
🔍 We now have a better way to search the archives! Friendly reminder to check out our upgraded catalogue ArchivesSearch at: 📺 We also have tutorial videos on the new system you can watch over on YouTube:
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Queensland State Archives Jul 28
Gympie's Mary Street in the aftermath of the 1873 flood. The town's highest-ever flood would be recorded 20 years later on 2 February 1893 - the Mary River peaking at 25.45 metres. ITM: 435742
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Queensland State Archives Jul 28
Queensland as it was in the 1800s.
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Queensland State Archives Jul 27
An advertisement for the Queensland Public Service Patriotic Carnival, held at the Gabba in 1915 🎪 DIID: 2511
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