Discover the Queenslander
This showcase features nearly 1000 coloured covers and illustrated pages from The Queenslander newspaper which can be explored by year, topic and colour.
The Queenslander was the weekly summary and literary edition of the Brisbane Courier (now The Courier-Mail) and was published from 1866 – 1939.
Created by Mitchell Whitelaw and Geoff Hinchcliffe, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra in partnership with State Library.
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Illustrated page from Christmas supplement to The Queenslander, December 14, 1907, p.67
Caption: Queensland butterflies and moths
From the collection of Mr. O. Bartels.
Illustrated advertisement from The Queenslander annual, November 1, 1938
Caption: It wouldn't be Christmas without a delicious ... 'Pineapple' Xmas ham.
An advertisement by Hutton's for 'Pineapple ham. Shown is an unwrapped ham resting on a carving plate. A woman is decorating the plate with springs of holly watched by a young boy. Also depicted is a ham 'with its gay holiday wrapping'.
Illustrated page from the Children's Christmas supplement to The Queenslander, December 5, 1908, p. 6
Caption: The Clever Chauffeur
Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, December 2, 1922
Caption: Christmas number