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The State Library of Queensland joins The Commons on Flickr

By JOL Admin | 3 February 2009

On Australia Day, the State Library of Queensland became the 19th cultural institution to join The Commons on Flickr; some of the other participating institutions include the Library of Congress, the State Library of New South Wales and the National Galleries of Scotland. This exciting project encourages the Flickr community to help describe the photographs, either by adding tags or leaving comments.

The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are firstly to show some of the hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, and secondly to show how public input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer.

Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith on arrival in Brisbane after his record breaking flight, June 1928, Image No: 68926

Diving for pearls on Thursday Island, ca. 1948, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image No: 17435

The first 150 State Library images uploaded to The Commons show a glimpse of Queensland life through the themes of early Australian aviation, the Queensland house, famous visitors to Queensland, sport and recreation and more. The images, all from the John Oxley Library collection, will continue to be added on a regular basis. If you know something about the images or you just like them, you are invited to add tags or leave comments.

If you are interested in tracking the progress of the State Library’s Flickr Commons content – please add us to your Flickr contacts (if you are already a Flickr member) or sign up to Flickr (it only takes a few minutes) and subscribe to new uploads via RSS feeds.

Group of women and children walking in the bush at Sandgate, 1900-1910, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Negative number: 91569

Children riding a horse to school, Glass House Mountains, Queensland, 1928

Children riding a horse to school, Glass House Mountains, Queensland, 1928, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image No: 22973


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