Industrious Queensland

Don Rayment bronco branding cattle in the Hazel Yards at Adria Downs Station Queensland 2013

This collection showcases 50 images drawn from a larger body of work captured by documentary photographer Darren Clark.  

Every photo identifies aspects of the cattle industry, working in remote Queensland and the physical nature involved in walking a mob of 3000 cattle following the droving routes in the channel country of South-West Queensland. [Acc 29221]

Mining accommodation at the MAC coal mining camp in Coppabella Queensland 2013

During 2012 and 2013 photographers Kelly Hussey-Smith and Alan Hill selected more than 115 photos detailing the impact of mining on communities in Central Queensland including the towns of Middlemount, Monto, Moranbah, Quilpie and Clermont. The images record mining operations in coal seam gas, coal and opal exploration and the social response. [Acc 29529]

The Story Bridge under construction crossing the Brisbane River 1939

The Story Bridge opened to traffic on 6 July 1940, taking 5 years to complete and was reputed to be the 7th largest bridge of its type in the world at construction. Today more than 30 million vehicles cross the river using the Story Bridge. The album of 347 black and white photographs are digitised, documenting the construction of the bridge in brilliant detail. [Acc 28452]

Corner store in Mackay with residence on top

More than 100 digitised images in the collection feature streetscapes and buildings in key Queensland locations across the state. Taken during the mid-2000s they provide a record of the businesses that flourished in previous decades and the social cohesion they imprinted on several Queensland places and towns [Acc 6502] 

Loading camels on to trucks in western Queensland

Photographer Dean Saffron joins a camel mustering crew to capture the action and a part of Queensland’s shared history involving cameleers who relied on the animal to transport goods across dry and arid lands and remote regions of Queensland and beyond.

The thirty-one images in the collection highlight the need to work quickly to safely transport the animals. [Acc 29693]

Road construction crew working on the Kuranda- Smithfield Road ca 1930

In this collection of North Queensland photographs taken by Chas A. Jenkinson there are many images involving bridge and road construction, the tobacco industry and the mining industry.

Several of the 75 photographs preview social scenes and events in communities of Mareeba, Atherton, Ravenshoe, Yarrabah, and Silkwood. [Acc 6670]