- Issue 5 highlights
- Who did discover Queensland? A surprise landing in 1606 in North Queensland by _______?
- Horses, coaches and high teas on the Sunshine Coast – how long ago?
- Convict Mary Holland – how did these convicts endure?
- In 1861 The Moreton Bay Courier advise the mother country the facts about Queensland. What did they say?
Issue 4 Highlights
100 years ago John Flynnstarted his inland mission. This was a God-send for many Australians isolated by distance. But what has the $20 note, Qantas and outback children got in common.
What was the folk of Brisbane enjoying for entertainment 100 years ago. Ken Sbeghen looks at the entertainment in 1912.
Everyone has heard of prickly pear, but I am sure few know the real story.
Lex Fraser OAM talks about the Sinking of the Montevideo Maru.
In July 1912 Steele Rudd’s On Our Selection was playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Brisbane. We asked a Generation Y representative to give his thoughts on the books.
The Titanic stole Queenslander, Edith Haisman’s father. Edith went into a lifeboat at the age of 15 years as she waved to her father on board.
St Helena Island was Queensland’s “Alcatraz”. It was the notorious prison in Moreton Bay.It is difficult to believe the Hornet Bank Massacre. Human beings inhumanity to each other continues throughout the world and we Queenslanders have a similar history.
The Baker of Bamford may make you squirm or laugh.
Issue 2 Highlights
- The Invasion of the Darling Downs What Allan Cunningham thought to be his second ascension of Cunningham’s Gap on the 25th August 1827 may well have been his first.
- The Bombing of Darwin When the air groups of four Japanese carriers backed up by land-based bombers attacked Darwin on Thursday, 19 February 1942, it was the first time an enemy struck mainland Australia. A nuber of Queensland ships were in distress.
- Queensland State Archives How to research family history.
- From a Stroke of Luck to Heatstroke The engineering blacksmith Francis Horace Stubley arrived on the Charters Towers Goldfield in May 1872. He tried his luck mining…
- So, You Speak Swahili, Mr Creswell From his birth at Gibraltar in July 1852 to his death in a private hospital at Malvern in Melbourne, Victoria in April 1933, William Rooke Creswell lived a life that would have been the envy of many.
- Antarctic Exploration Centennial Celebrations for the 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) bring into focus Australia’s early voyages to the frozen continent, revealing early Queensland links to intrepid polar pioneers that can be traced back to the first voyage of Lieutenant James Cook in the late 18th century.
- Issue 1 Highlights
- In our first issue, John Mackenzie-Smith explains how the 2/15 Battalion have been incorrectly portrayed in Australian military history for over 50 years. Their involvement in Tobruk’s Easter battle of 1941 was significant to the war effort in the Middle East.
- Mary Mennis tells the story of The Red Cliffs an historically accurate fiction book that tells the area’s history from the perspective of it indigenous people.
- What a find! Helen Coughlan discovered the 1865 (6 years after separation) Corinthian Cup – a horse race for gentlemen riders archived in an area unknown to all. This cup was presented at the Queensland Turf Club at Eagle Farm to the winner. Find out who?
- Historian, Professor John Laverty tells us how Brisbane was made from 1823 – 1925. The contender for the capital of Queensland were Gayndah, Maryborough, Port Curtis and Wide bat.
- Historian, Dr Rod Fisher discusses the imprinting of Brisbane. Rod looks at line drawings, engravings, lithographs and related sketches. These include newspapers, letter papers, almanacs and bills, as well as maps, seals, stamps, banknotes and coins.
- Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui tells that life in the tropical north was inherently dangerour. People died with heartbreaking frequency and death did not discriminate by status or wealth.
- Jarvis Finger is an authority on St Helena Island. In this article he writes about prisoner Frederick Hamilton who attempted an excape in a bathtub.
1 December 2011