Queensland working dogs - History in Pictures

Each June, International Take Your Dog to Work Day is celebrated. Some folks are lucky enough to have jobs where this is possible, but not everyone has a dog friendly work place. So if you can't bring your dog to work but want to join in the fun, here are some working dogs brought to you, thanks to State Library's digitised collections. As you can see from the pictures below, Queensland dogs have played an important part in our working lives over the decades.

Working dog riding on a horse drawn cultivator,1927. John Oxley Libratry, SLQ. Neg 189561

Members of the Queenton fire brigade and their mascot dog, Charters Towers district, 1903. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 25165

Stockman and his dog, Adavale District, Queensland, ca. 1900. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 34059

Behind the plough on the family farm as a young man Fred Bromley is holding his pet dog , near Mareeba, c.1930. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 193238

Horse drover on the Barkly Tableland in the Northern Territory ca. 1960. Drover was taking 160 horses from Larrimah in the Northern Territory to Biloela in Queensland. John Oxley Library, SLQ. (In copyright). Neg 196405

Bushman with his dog and horse outside a humpy Hughenden district,1910-1920. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 60469

Tin miners and their dogs in the Stanthorpe district, 1872. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 190858

Dog with election sign on his back, 1935. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 42843

Students, staff and dogs from Duporth School, Oxley, Brisbane ca. 1913. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 6878

Rat dogs pictured with their handlers, ca. 1905. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 33420

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, September 15 1927. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 702692-19270915-s001b

Soldiers posing with their mascot dog at camp, Hughenden, ca. 1940. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 40181

Drover with his horse and dog, 1910-1920. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 176811

Illustrated page from the Christmas supplement to The Queenslander December 4 1909 p. 68. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 702692-19091204-s004b

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, September 19 1929. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 702692-19290919-s001b

Members of the Russian Ballet troupe visit Lone Pine Sanctuary, Brisbane, 1961. John Oxley Library, SLQ. (In copyright). Neg 169603

Doctors and nurses at Stanthorpe Hospital, ca. 1920. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Neg 140162

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