Covered in Dust

The dust cloud that swept across Brisbane yesterday made for some spectacular photographs. These shots were taken by the State Library's photographer, Reina Irmer, at lunchtime yesterday, showing views of and from the State Library.

       

It is not the first time Queensland has been hit by dust storms though, as the following photographs testify.

  Dust storm approaching Boulia in Western Queensland, ca. 1926.  Image No: 164563

  Dust storm approaching Boulia in Western Queensland, ca. 1926.  Image No: 164563

  Dust storm over Cloncurry, 1930.  Image No: 44719

  Dust storm over Cloncurry, 1930.  Image No: 44719

  Dust storm between Bedourie and Boulia, Queensland, 1954.  Image No: lbp00242

  Dust storm between Bedourie and Boulia, Queensland, 1954.  Image No: lbp00242

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Terrific photos of the dust storm last week. Very eerie.

These look even more amazing than the dust storm we had in sydney, was it the same one queenslanders experienced ?