Australian South Sea Islander Collections at the John Oxley Library


After recognition : access and equity for Australian South Sea Islanders, Steve Mullins. Rockhampton, Qld : Rural Social and Economic Research Centre, Central Queensland University : <1996>.,contains,slq_voyager459629&group=Guest&onCampus=false

The blackbirders : the recruiting of south seas labour for Queensland, 1863-1907 / Edward Wybergh Docker <Sydney> : Angus and Robertson, <1970>,contains,slq_voyager4310&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Captain Robert Towns (1794-1873) : a short biography of the man who first introduced the ’Kanakas’ to Queensland and gave his name to the City of Townsville / written by Pam Carver. Townsville, Qld. : Maritime Museum of Townsville, c1992. ISBN: 0646097733.,contains,slq_voyager403136&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Cindie : a chronicle of the canefields / Jean Devanny 1894-1962. London : Robert Hale : 1949.,contains,slq_voyager780088&group=Guest&onCampus=false

The Cordonnier : pioneering days on Queensland's canefields / Norman Earl Buettel 1915- . London ; Sydney : Angus & Robertson : 1984, c1977. Chapter 11 Blackbirding and Chapter 12 Kanakas.,contains,slq_voyager692852&group=Guest&onCampus=false

The cruise of the ’Rosario’ amongst the New Hebrides and Santa Cruz Islands, exposing the recent atrocities connected with the kidnapping of natives in the South Seas / by Albert Hastings Markham. London : Sampson Low, Martson, Low and Searle, 1873.,contains,slq_voyager699635&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Extracts from the baptism register for kanakas. Christ Church (Bundaberg, Qld.). Bundaberg : 1881-1893,contains,slq_voyager712611&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Faith : Faith Bandler, gentle activist / Marilyn Lake. Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2002. ISBN: 1865088412,contains,slq_voyager610634&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Hambledon Plantation (about 1889) / Allan McInnes 1927- Cairns Historical Society. Cairns : Cairns Historical Society : 1982. ISBN: 0959451013,contains,slq_voyager690053&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Hello, Johnny! : stories of my Aboriginal and South Sea Islander family / Mabel Edmund 1930- . Rockhampton, Qld : Central Queensland University Press : 1996. ISBN: 1875998098,contains,slq_voyager737452&group=Guest&onCampus=false

History and the South Sea Islanders on the Tweed / Itong, Johnny, 1908- Coolangatta, Qld. : Johnny Itong, 1994. ISBN: 0646217496,contains,slq_voyager733509&group=Guest&onCampus=false

The history of Bundaberg : a typical Queensland agricultural settlement / by J.Y. Walker. Bundaberg ; Brisbane : W.C. Aiken : Gordon and Gotch, 1890,contains,slq_voyager691441&group=Guest&onCampus=false

History of kanakas in Bowen / Vanessa Marie Corowa ; Bowen Historical Society and Museum. 1991.,contains,slq_voyager727010&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Hurricane lamps and blue umbrellas : a history of the shire of Johnstone to 1973 / Dorothy Jones. Cairns, Qld. : G. K. Bolton Printers : 1973. ISBN: 0909920040,contains,slq_voyager13797&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Kanaka : a history of Melanesian Mackay / Clive Moore 1951- . Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies Port Moresby, PNG : Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies and / University of Papua New Guinea Press : 1985. ISBN: 9980680008,contains,slq_voyager134596&group=Guest&onCampus=false

The Kanaka, or : how the Queensland planters get and treat their... / W. Gray (William ). Adelaide : Wigg : 1895. Xerox copy.,contains,slq_voyager708163&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Kanakas, kidnapping and slavery : myths from the nineteenth century labour trade and their relevance to Australian Melanesians. Clive Moore. 1981. Photocopy of article from ’Kabar Seberang: Sulating Maphilindo, No.8-9, 1981, p.78-92.,contains,slq_voyager723037

Kanakas - labour of love / Gistitin, Carol. Rockhampton, Qld. : St. John’s Church, 1989. ISBN: 0731671643,contains,slq_voyager723037

Kanake : the Melanesian way / J.M. Tjibaou, Ph. Missotte ; photographs: M.Folco, C. Rives ; original French text translated by Christopher Plant, with the collaboration of the University of the South Papeete, Tahiti : Les editions du pacifique, c1978.,contains,slq_voyager724717&group=Guest&onCampus=false

Kidnapping in the south seas : being a narrative of a three month’s cruise of H.M. Ship Rosaria / by George Palmer.Edinburgh : Edmonston and Douglas, 1871,contains,slq_voyager353534&group=Guest&onCampus=false

[Log of ’Nautilus’, Nov. 16, 1887 - Apr. 15, 1888] / Joseph Edward Hawkins.Nautilus (Barque). Copy of original manuscript made by Captain Charles Carter, Sydney, 1962.,contains,slq_voyager761124

Me no go Mally Bulla : recruiting and blackbirding in the Queensland labour trade 1863-1906 / Wal Bird (Wal F.), 1926- Charnwood, A.C.T. : Ginninderra Press : 2005.,contains,slq_voyager663461

The mountain tops of Lemuria : the kanaka, a remnant : a problem for federated Australia / Harold Maclure. Bundaberg, <Qld.> : G. J. Young & Co. : 1901.,contains,slq_voyager701941

My wife and I in Queensland : an eight years’ experience in the above colony, with some account of Polynesian labour / Charles H. Eden. London : Longmans, Green, 1872.,contains,slq_voyager704735

On Plantation Creek : a community history of the Australian South Sea Islanders in the Burdekin Area / Lincoln Hayes Burdekin (Qld. : Shire). Council. Ayr, Qld. : Burdekin Shire Council : 2001.,contains,slq_voyager644364

Pioneer pageant : a history of the Pioneer Shire / John Kerr 1942-2003 Pioneer (Qld.). Council Mackay <Qld.> : Pioneer Shire Council : 1980. Chapter 10 Melanesian Muscle.,contains,slq_voyager75690

Seven versions of an Australian badland / Ross Gibson 1956-. St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press : 2002. Chapter 6 provides an overview of Melanesian labour in Queensland.,contains,slq_voyager614738

Slave trade in the New Hebrides : being papers read at the annual meeting of the New Hebrides Mission held at Aniwa, July 1871 / edited by John Kay. Edinburgh : Edmonston & Douglas, 1872.,contains,slq_voyager689191

Slavers of the South Seas / Thomas Dunbabin 1883- . Sydney : Angus & Robertson : 1935.,contains,slq_voyager46025

The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland labour trade : a record of voyages and experiences in the western Pacific from 1875 to 1891 / William T. Wawn (William Twizell), 1837-1901. W Hay (William Delisle), b. 1851. London : Swan Sonnenschein & Co. : 1893.,contains,slq_voyager109529

Queensland Canefields English of the late nineteenth century : (a record of interview with two of the last surviving Kanakas in North Queensland, 1964) T. E. Dutton (Thomas Edward), Canberra : Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University : 1980.,contains,slq_voyager694502

Quite a colony : South Sea Islanders in Central Queensland, 1867-1993 / Carol Gistitin. Brisbane : Aebis : 1995.,contains,slq_voyager433067

Refined white : the story of how South Sea Islanders came to cut sugar cane in Queensland and made history refining the White Australia policy / Michael Berry Australian Sugar Industry Museum. Innisfail, Qld. : Australian Sugar Industry Museum : 2000.,contains,slq_voyager748418

Sherlock Holmes in Australia / Ken Methold. Chippendale, N.S.W. : Pan, 1991. Cover subtitle: The adventure of the kidnapped Kanakas.,contains,slq_voyager756955

South Sea Islanders came to Buderim / Hessie Lindsel; Buderim Historical Society. <Buderim, Qld.> : Buderim Historical Society Inc. : c1995.,contains,slq_voyager735258

The sugar slaves : a novel of the Queensland kanakas / John P. McD. Smith. Henley Beach, S. Aust. : Seaview Press : 2002.,contains,slq_voyager761873

Sweet tea / Brian Ridden. South Melbourne : Lothian : 2002.,contains,slq_voyager632770

This dawning land / Tony Matthews 1949- . Brisbane : Boolarong : 1986.,contains,slq_voyager104379

3 among many : a collection of life stories from Mackay’s Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Australian South Sea Islander elders / compiled by Justin Doyle, Grahame Fatnowna, Teleai Ketchell Publication: Mackay, Qld : Info Pub, 2000.,contains,slq_voyager747784

Trinity phoenix : a history of Cairns and district / Dorothy Jones Archibald Meston 1851-1924; Cairns and District Centenary Committee. Cairns, Q. : Cairns and District Centenary Committee : 1976.,contains,slq_voyager773916

Wacvie / <by> Faith Bandler. Adelaide ; Rigby, 1977.,contains,slq_voyager13771

What I know of the labour traffic. Duffield, A. J. Brisbane : Watson, Ferguson & Co., 1884.,contains,slq_voyager710299

A White Australia : the Kanaka labor question : sugar growing in Queensland ... a Herald investigation. Melbourne : Herald : 1901.,contains,slq_voyager760498

White Kanakas : a novel / by L.J. Wojcicki. New York ; Sydney : Transglobal Books Distribution, c1993.,contains,slq_voyager744169

Workers in bondage : the origins and bases of unfree labour in Queensland, 1824-1916 / Kay Saunders . St. Lucia : University of Queensland Press, <1981>,contains,slq_voyager688261


Faith Bandler [videorecording] : civil rights activist. Lindfield, N.S.W. : Film Australia, c1993.,contains,slq_voyager676801

Australian South Sea Islanders : stories from the Sunshine Coast / Sarah Scragg; Queensland Museum.; Sunshine Coast (Qld. : Region). Council.; Floating Land (Sunshine Coast, Qld. : Event). Yungaburra, Qld. Sarah Scragg ; : 2012.,contains,slq_voyager1541800

Buderim : an Indigenous and South Sea Islander history / Lyndon Davis; James Muller. S.l. : s.n. : p2012?],contains,slq_voyager1546625

Kidnapped / John Burnett; SBS-TV. <Milton, NSW> : SBS : 1989 (DVD),contains,slq_voyager427327

They're all half crazy : 100 years of mechanical cane harvesting / Bill Kerr; Ken Blyth; Jim Pilgrim; Canegrowers (Organization). Brisbane. Qld. : Canegrowers : c1995 (Videorecording).,contains,slq_voyager1173214


The border issue : poetry in Queensland . St. John’s Wood, Qld. : Border Image Press Description: v. ; 21 - 29 cm. Frequency: Annual. Poem by John Manifold called Brown, Black and White. Page 58, 1982.,contains,slq_voyager70157  


Coloured labour in Queensland. Vernon, A.C.V. Melbourne. Photocopied from The Daily mail, Brisbane between Saturday June 18, 1927 and May 5, 1928.,contains,slq_voyager736818

Digitised Newspapers

Times Digital Archive (London Times) –

Government Reports, Acts etc.

Acts and regulations on Kanaka labour, Queensland, Federal and Imperial. [Pacific Island Labourers Acts. ] Queensland Australia. n.p. : 19-,contains,slq_voyager712038

Australian South Sea Islander community :  Queensland government action plan. Queensland. Dept.of the Premier and Cabinet. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Dept. of the Premier and Cabinet : 2001.,contains,slq_voyager758433

Australian South Sea Islanders: A Report on the Current Status of South Sea Islanders in Australia, February 1991. Evatt Foundation. 750a George Street, Sydney 2000.,contains,slq_voyager371278

The call for recognition : a report on the situation of Australian South Sea Islanders. Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Canberra : Australian Govt.Publishing Service : 1993.,contains,slq_voyager398182  

Copy of correspondence respecting outrages committed upon natives of the south sea islands. Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. <London : s.n.> 1874.,contains,slq_voyager695338

Copy of extracts of all correspondence relating to the importation of South Sea Islanders into Queensland. Great Britain. Colonial Office, London : H.M.S.O. 1869.,contains,slq_voyager712427

Correspondence relating to Polynesian labour in the Colony of Queensland, with appendices. Great Britain. Colonial Office. London : H.M.S.O., 1892.
Notes:    Includes Sir Samuel Griffith’s Manifesto to the people of Queensland published in the Brisbane Courier, 13th Feb. 1892.,contains,slq_voyager712425

A few facts in connection with the employment of Polynesian labour in Queensland. M. Hume Black. London : [Qld. government], 1894.,contains,slq_voyager698892

Further correspondence relating to Polynesian labour in the Colony of Queensland Main Author: Great Britain. Colonial Office Publication: London : H.M.S.O., 1893.,contains,slq_voyager712426

Further correspondence relating to the importation of South Sea Islanders into Queensland. Great Britain. Colonial Office. London : 1871.,contains,slq_voyager712431

Imperial and colonial acts relating to the Pacific Island labour trade, and regulations and instructions for the guidance of Government agents appointed under the Pacific Island labourers act of 1880. Queensland.; Great Britain. Brisbane : Acting Government Printer : 1884.,contains,slq_voyager708270

Imperial and colonial acts relating to the recuiting, etc., of Pacific Island labourers, and regulations made there under; together with instructions for the guidance of government agents appointed to accompany vessels licensed to carry pacific Islanders, Brisbane : James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1892.,contains,slq_voyager715971

Importation of South Sea Islanders into Queensland. New South Wales. Parliament Publication: <S.l. : New South Wales Parliament, 1868-9>,contains,slq_voyager736272

Kanakas - deportation of : copy of correspondence between the Prime Minister and the Premier of Queensland (23rd July to 3rd August 1906) and Departmental memorandum. Australia. Parliament. <Melbourne> : Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia : 1906.,contains,slq_voyager736235

Kidnapping in South Sea Islands : circular despatch with instructions to Commodore for suppression of  New South Wales. Parliament. Sydney : Thomas Richards, Government Printer : 1872.,contains,slq_voyager691902

Pacific Island labourers : Statement showing the number of Islanders returned and the number of exemptions, etc Australia. Parliament Publication: <Melbourne> : Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1908.,contains,slq_voyager736274

Reintroduction of Polynesian Labour into Queensland / J. T Critchell (James Troubridge), 1850-1917. Lond. : British Australasian Office : 1892.,contains,slq_voyager708162

Report of the proceedings of H.M. Ship ’Rosario’ during her cruise among the South Sea Islands between 1st November 1871 and 12th February 1872.Markham, Albert Hastings, London : H.M.S.O., 1872 - Eyre & Spottiswoode.,contains,slq_voyager699865

Report, together with minutes of evidence and proceedings of the commission and appendices. Queensland. Royal Commission on the Sugar Industry. ;William Henry Groom. Brisbane : Govt. Print :1889.,contains,slq_voyager711982

Report ... together with the minutes of proceedings, minutes of evidence taken before the Commission, and appendices. Queensland. Royal Commission to Inquire into and Report upon the Deportation and Repatriation of Pacific Islanders, and the Sufficiency of Labour for the Queensland Sugar Industry. R. A Ranking (Robert Archibald), 1843-1912. Brisbane : George Arthur Vaughan, Government Printer :1906.,contains,slq_voyager711984

Sugar Industry Labour Royal Commission (Regarding the number of Pacific Islanders to be deported from Queensland at the end of 1906 etc). In Parliamentary papers, Queensland. 1906, Volume 2, pages 467-911.,contains,slq_voyager58324


Not in vain. South Sea Evangelical Mission. Sydney : Marchant. What God hath wrought amongst South Sea Islanders being ... annual report of the South Sea Evangelical Mission formerly known as the Queensland Kanaka Mission, 1908-09.,contains,slq_voyager725627

Newsletter. Australian South Sea Islanders United Council. Queensland State Branch. Brisbane : The Council. Issues nos. 1-5, March 1998-January 1999.,contains,slq_voyager746978

Pacific linguistics. Series D ; no. 29. Queensland Canefields English of the late nineteenth century : (a record of interview with two of the last surviving Kanakas in North Queensland, 1964) / by Tom Dutton. Canberra : Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1980.,contains,slq_voyager694502

Crux Australis: the Journal of Flags Australia. Oakleigh, Victoria : Flag Society of Australia. Vol. 22/1 No. 89, January-March 2009. Australia’s South Sea Islanders.,contains,slq_voyager123879


Queensland sugar industry, Bundaberg. S.l. : s.n. : 1896. Poster illustrating a series of scenes of the recruiting and labour of South Sea Islanders in the Queensland sugar industry surrounded by views of commercial buildings and sugar plantations in and around Bundaberg, Queensland. Includes a list of statistics about Bundaberg.,contains,slq_voyager1204530


A large number of photographs are held at State Library. Some of these are included in large personal collections of individuals, in the form of photograph albums or original photographs.

Oral histories

OH 39 Redland Shire Oral History. Redland (Qld.). Council. Abstract: A collection of 125 interviews regarding the history of the Redland shire. Box 9696. Item 107: Joyce May Krause - Transcript. Ms Joyce Krause's great grandfather, Hermann Holzapfel, was one of the first settlers on Mt Cotton in 1872, along with other German families who gravitated to the area. She speaks about evidence of Chinese settlement on the mountain and has documentation of Kanakas constructing the first church and school.,contains,slq_digitool388147

Original materials

27276 Sepia toned and mounted miscellaneous photographs 1890. Summary/Contents:  Large collection of sepia toned and mounted photographs probable from an album. Images include Cairns-Kuranda railway, sugar industry, Indigenous people in Cairns, Chillagoe Caves, Brisbane suburbs, South Sea Islanders, fig trees at Noosa and Cairns. (One Photograph only). Boxes 15715 O/S and 15716 O/S.

6298 Brandon Photograph Album 1864-1884. Henry, Brandon 1845-1899. 1864. Photograph album containing early images of Mackay and sugar plantations in the area. Box 14821 O/S.

7697 Albumen paper prints of Bundaberg 1898. Abstract: Fourteen albumen paper prints of the Bundaberg sugar industry. Box 14761 O/S. 4 (?) photos of ASSI.

3299 Newton Barton Diary 1894-1895. A shipboard diary kept by able seaman Newton Barton on one of his voyages to the South Sea Islands aboard the brigantine "Rio Loge." The purpose of the voyage was to recruit South Sea Islanders to work on the Queensland canefields. Box 5317.

M 996  W. R. Love Papers Abstract: W.R. Love collection. Log books of ships "Heath" and "Clansman", both of which were used for transporting Kanakas. Boxes 5052 and 5137 (item 2).

10020 Conrad M. Kelsall and Alfred M. Stephens Correspondence 1894-1903 Kelsall, Conrad M. and Stephens, Alfred M. Twenty letters with various mentions of….”colonial views of the Boer War, the status of Kanakas and the ‘White Australia’ policy after Federation, involvement in the shooting of a local Malay, et al. The letters also contain wonderful contemporary social commentary.” Box 15354 O/S A2.

OM75-117 Joseph Dixon Diary 1875-1928 Abstract: Diary of Joseph Dixon who was a sugar cane grower in the Mooloolah River district. Box 8948. The diary gives a daily account of the events on the sugar plantation, including the building and operation of the sugar mill. The diary covers the period November 1875 - June 1895. In his reminiscences, Joseph Dixon tells of his voyage on the 'Tornado' in 1864 to Australia, and time spent in Sydney. In 1869 he took up land on the Mooloolah River to grow sugar cane, and later at Buderim Mountain. He discusses the Aborigines at Mooloolah River and the Kanakas working the sugar plantation. Box 8948.

APE-25 Cowley Photograph Album ca. 1902. Album of photographs relating to the Innisfail (Geraldtown) area. Several photos, including copy prints of ASSI. Box 10740.

6940 James Arthur Papers. Letters and documents of James Arthur, a Queenslander who worked as a recruiter of native labourers in the Pacific Islands. Arthur was murdered by disaffected islanders at Malayta in the Solomon Islands in 1900. Box 14302.

M 1382 Cutting Books Abstract: Cutting books on miscellaneous topics. Newspaper cuttings book 1846 - 1943 on miscellaneous topics. Topics include Boer War, WWII, Aborigines, weather, kanakas, Freemasonry, Indooroopilly Bridge, Antarctic exploration, plus others. Box 8163.

OM91-58 Central Queensland Clippings 1948-1954 Abstract: Three cutting books relating to Central Queensland. Volumes 2 and 3 also include the column by 'Historicus' from the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin dealing with Central Queensland history. Volume 2:  delivery of Kanakas to pastoral stations. Volume 3 1950-1954; similar material to Vol. 2. Boxes 9246 O/S (item 1) and 9247 O/S (item 2).

OM64-02 Thomas Glassey Papers 1903-1909; 1930s. Founding leader of the Australian Labor Party – items include content from the 1901 Parliamentary Papers and a manifesto on the White Australia Policy. Box 8397.

2967 Rawson Family Archive.  Large album containing photographs of Rawson family properties in England and Queensland, views of Mackay area, kanakas and aborigines. The Rawson brothers Charles Collison Rawson, Edmund Rawson and Lancelot Rawson established the cattle station "The Hollow" on the Pioneer River at Mackay in 1866. The Rawsons were also involved in the sugar and coal industries. Box 4376.

3361 Daphne Kingston Papers 1928- Abstract: Papers of Daphne Kingston. 3361/25: Ten Postcards depicting various subjects in Mackay, North Queensland; Japanese cutting tramway,family groups on bank of Pioneer River, Kanaka groups. 3361/42: Six Photographs of Habanna, North Queensland, 1991. Images include Pinnacle Rock, building said to be old shop built for Kanakas, original convent and Mt Jukes. Boxes 5573 - 5574.

10144 Papua and New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the South Sea Islanders Cutting Book 1906-1944. A cutting book, compiled between 1906 and 1908, with newspaper clippings and photographs about the Solomon Islands, New Guinea and the South Sea Islanders. The clippings and photographs cover topics such as: the island of Samarai; commercial activities of Burns, Philp and Co.; alcohol prohibition; Woodlark Island and the mining industry; coconut tree plantations; German presence in the area; missionaries; the repatriation of the South Sea Islanders. Box 15374 O/S A3.

APU-5 Album of views of Brisbane and North Queensland ca. 1895 Mathewson & Co. Abstract: Album of scenes in Brisbane and North Queensland. 1 photo in red album “Cutting sugar cane Fairy Mead”. Box 11438 O/S A3.

27024 Photograph of Solomon and Sangow Headstone 1989. McCormack, John S. Abstract: One photograph of a grave at the Fairymead Sugar Plantation, Bundaberg. 1 colour photo. BOX 15537.

7893 Scenery of Queensland by E.H.Forster ca. 1870 Abstract: Album of photographs. 1 photo showing men planting in field. Box 14911 O/S A3.

APA-8  Views of Bundaberg, Queensland, ca. 1897 Abstract: Album of views of Bundaberg. 2 images in small red album. Box 10955.

APO-22 Views of Townsville and Herbert River Photograph Album 1874-1882 Abstract: Album of views of Townsville and the Herbert River area. Images of ASSI some which have been reproduced in the copy prints (group images of boys in white clothing). Box 10924. O/S.

APO-41 Views of Mackay ca. 1895 Abstract: Album of views of Mackay and district. 1 image of large group of ASSI. Box 14466 O/S A3.

APO-25 Photograph Album of Cairns Views 1890-1896 Abstract: Album of photographs of the Cairns area. About 4 ASSI’s images. Box 11496 O/S A3.

7868 Rev William Smith Family Photographs 1890-1942; 1988 1851-1917 Photographs and exercise books. 1 photo in a packet of 7686 (marked in pencil with a 1) two ASSI men. Box 10070. Box 14911 O/S A3.

API-6 Queensland Views Photograph Album ca. 1890. Abstract: Album of photographs of Queensland Views. Box 10738 O/S (A3). 6 photos. Box 10738 O/S (A3).

APO-32 Queensland Views Photograph Album 1867-1908 Mobsby, Henry William. Department of Agriculture and Stock. Abstract: Album of photographs of views of Queensland. 3 or 4 photos in large album. Box 10891 O/S A3.

6147 Trackson Family Photograph Albums 1879-1939. Abstract: Trackson family albums including images of their home in Brisbane, their motor vehicle which was the first in Brisbane, and their travels interstate and abroad. 1 image in large black album of ASSI’s outside large building at Bingera – also in copy prints. 2 images in small red album. Box 10768.

7355 Brisbane and Mackay Photographic Collection 1870 - 1880 Boag & Mills. Abstract: 43 albumen prints and 19 cartes de visite. Quite a few – some of individual men (with names at bottom of image). Box 14290 O/S.

APO-8 Album of North Queensland Views: ca. 1890 Abstract: Album of views of the north and north west Queensland. 2 photographs – one a large group and the other 2 men in traditional dress(one with very large earrings) – both in copy prints. Box 10767 O/S (A3).

APU-25 Hambledon Sugar Plantation Photograph Album ca. 1890. Abstract: Album of photographs of the Hambledon Sugar Plantation and Cairns Railway Line. Quite a few images (some in copy prints). Box 11450 O/S (

APO-18 Album of Richard Daintree Photographs 1860-1870 Abstract: Album of photographs, predominantly of Queensland, taken by Richard Daintree. Bib no: 396456. Box 10873 O/S (wrapped parcel).

APO-13 Richard Daintree Album ca. 1870. Box 11496 O/S A3

6166 Appel Photograph Albums  1900 - 1916 Stark, William & Skyring, C.F. White's Hill Studio. Abstract: Three albums presented to G J Appel, Minister for Home Affairs 1909-1915. 3 images in large black album. Box 10854.

7375 Souvenir Photograph Album of The Northern Tour of the Hon. J. G. Appel 1914. Box 9711 O/S A3.

7870 New Guinea Photographs 1930-1935. Abstract: One large grey album of original prints and some loose pages of photographs. Boxes 14633 O/S and 14911 O/S (A3).

API-35 Queensland, 1862-1899, Photograph Album 1862-1899. Box 10955.

4834 William Hamilton diaries publication. This collection consists of an unpublished manuscript entitled "The Diaries of William Hamilton 1882-83, to the New Hebrides, the Solomons and New Britain and New Ireland edited by W. Ross Johnston. The collection also consists of artwork for Ross Johnston's "Diaries of Blackbirder" which consists of a series of photographs and maps. Box 10891 O/S A3.


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