Holloways Beach North Queensland 1966

This collection of over 300 coloured slides is of different Queensland locations, iconic buildings, landmarks and places of interest photographed over a decade during the 1960s. A small selection is digitised. Access them on the catalogue One Search. You may recognise popular Queensland destinations among them. 

Part of the front cover showing the logo of the Brisbane Bushwalkers Club dated October 1981

Since 1952 Brisbane’s biggest walking club has produced a monthly newsletter for members. In 2017, the club agreed to have the printed editions legally deposited to the John Oxley Library digitised through State Library of Queensland’s Community Heritage Digitisation Offer. Researchers can access every copy online. 

Colour plate V illustrated in The Great Barrier Reef of Australia its products and potentialities 1893

In the notes Saville-Kent describes the content as 'Containing an account, with copious coloured and photographic illustrations (the latter here produced for the first time), of the corals and coral reefs, pearl and pearl-shell, beche-de-mer, other fishing industries, and the marine fauna of the Australian Great Barrier region'.

A copy of the complete work is digitised and available on the catalogue One Search. [RBF 574.576 SAV] 

Brown family walking on exposed coral at low tide

Among the Brown family film collection is a home movie showing footage of a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and Palm Island in 1948. 

The film shows extensive scenes of reef life including underwater footage. The last 5 minutes includes footage of the Palm Island community, recording children, beach scenes, climbing palms and picking coconuts, basket making, weaving and dance. [Acc 7432]

Murphys Creek rural fire brigade shed

This collection of 86 oral history recordings, photographs, hand drawn maps, videos and speech notes relate to the major flood event that occurred in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley on 10 January 2011. Described an 'inland tsunami' by all who experienced it, the flood was responsible for the loss of twenty-one human lives. The collection speaks to the individual stories of resilience, rebuilding of lives, lessons learnt and recommendations to avoid a future disaster. [Acc 28510] 

Minna Suchter surrounded by debris cradles a doll rescued from Tully home after Cyclone Yasi 2011

Following the devastation and horrendous floods in the south-east of Queensland and cyclone Yasi in the Tully and Cardwell district of North Queensland in January 2011, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government produced two short videos using news footage from and with permission of Seven Network Australia and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. [Acc 29210]