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Queensland State Archives  Bringing history to life one post at a time!

#Hilton had nothing on this! The Canberra, Brisbane, 1940. #luxury
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There was a lot of diversity in building styles back in the day. Adelaide Street, Brisbane. #thatchedroof
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Great shot of Brisbane taken from up on Bowen Terrace.
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Always amazes me how close to the water it was. Hornibrook Highway, Brighton, 1955. #globalwarming #hightide
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In 1978, the Queensland Parliament had its own Mace designed and constructed in Britain by Birmingham goldsmiths and silversmiths, Marples and Beasley. It is 122 cms in length, weighs 7.7 kgs, and is made of sterling silver with a heavy, hard, gold plating. There are 32 Queensland gemstones set in the Mace - nine opals, two garnets, six amethysts and 15 sapphires. #notlowkey
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I challenge you to find a more #dapper surveyor than this! 1968.
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Cooktown was the only place in Australia other than Botany Bay where James Cook's party came ashore for any length of time during the momentous 1770 voyage.

The Captain Cook Monument comprises a tall, slender sandstone column, topped with a detailed capital, which rises from a square pedestal resting upon a granite base and plinth. The steps of the plinth lead to a square dado incorporating drinking fountains on each side.

The monument was dedicated in January 1888. #facts
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Hopefully their windows were up. 1960. #smog
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