Australia Day – Queensland style

Generations of Queenslanders celebrate Australia Day in a variety of ways!

Families and communities share the holiday in the big outdoors, participating in a range of events and activities that demonstrate the true “Aussie” spirit. Some of the images of the past remind us of the ways in which we still enjoy these traditions.

…our love of sport and a game of backyard cricket…

Dahl family playing backyard cricket at Woody Point, February 1935

 …a day at the beach or the chance to catch a fish...


…parades and gatherings, reminders of our heritage...

Float for Australia Day 1947 outside the State Library of Queensland, William Street, Brisbane. Image number 214152

…respect, citizenship and remembrance...

Australian flag proudly on display on Australia Day in Grantham, 2011. Image number 468653 Creator: Jarvis, Loren - Copyright reserved.

Anne Scheu, Library Technician - State Library of Queensland


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