Queensland places - earliest photographs
The John Oxley Library photograph collection holds many of the earliest known images of Queensland's towns and cities.
These early images are fascinating when compared with the same place or area today.
These images of Mackay date from the 1870s and show the future city at the beginnings of European settlement. Are these photographs amongst the earliest surviving images of Mackay? We'd love to hear from you if you know of or have an earlier photograph of Mackay.
The following photograph is believed to be one of the earliest known photographs of another major Queensland city - do you know which it is? More on this in the next Queensland places - earliest photographs post.