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Added at 9am, 09.04.14 by Gregory Cope

Advertising - Government controls and use of ...

The National Archives of Australia, Brisbane office is holding a free public seminar which looks at the history of advertising in Australia through the records of the National Archives.  From early trade marks and designs for advertising to the large information campaigns run by the Commonwealth Government you will be amazed what can be found.  These records reveal an interesting aspect about the social history of Australia.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday 16 April and again on Thursday 17 April starting at 10am and running approximaltey to 11.30am at:


National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill   Qld  4170

A morning tea will be provided, plently of parking is available on site and Cannon Hill railway station (Cleveland Line) is a short walk away.

No bookings necessary, for more information please contact Mairi Popplewell on (07) 3249 4205.





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Added at 10pm, 06.04.14 by Glennis Edwards

369 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove

I am trying to find if anyone knew what this little shop now Reid Real Estate was before. I belive my great grandfather owned a mixed business here probably from the 20's or later.

Can you help.

Glennis Edwards nee Barrett

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Added at 12pm, 11.03.14 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New collection at SLQ - World War One papers

The John Oxley Library recently received a wonderful collection of material relating to a young World War I soldier from Queensland. The Victor Owen Williams collection includes two diaries. The first covers the period 31 July 1917 to 14 January 1918 and was written during his voyage to England and while training at Codford Camp in Salisbury. The second diary (20 August 1919 to 9 October 1919) describes his voyage home from England to Sydney. The collection also contains photographs, postcards and negatives, as well as wartime ephemera including a rare program for the 4th Divisional Race Meeting held near Allonville, France, on July 22, 1918. More on the John Oxley Library blog - http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ww1/2014/03/11/new-accession-victor-owen-williams-diaries-photographs-and-personal-papers/

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Added at 1pm, 12.11.13 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Queensland's World War I Centenary blog

This week saw the launch of State Library of Queensland's latest blog - Queensland's World War I Centenary bloghttp://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ww1/

Here you will find stories from our collections about the experience of Queenslanders during the years 1914-1918. We would love to hear from you and invite you to share your research and family stories of WWI.

There are thousands of stories waiting to be told of the Queensland experience of WWI. Some are known already. Some are only now being discovered or have been too hard to tell. Perhaps you have your Great Grandfather’s diary in a drawer somewhere, or medals, or family yarns that connect you through time to the cataclysmic events of 1914-1918.

We look forward to hearing from you as we keep you informed of our commemorative activities and projects all aimed at keeping alive the memory of Queenslanders from the Cape to the Tweed, from city to the bush, from the homefront to the trenches of Gallipoli and France.



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