Harcourt Street laundry

In the early 1930s, the Gates Hygienic Laundry began operations in Teneriffe at 281 Harcourt Street and continued until the 1980s. During WWII, the laundry did an enormous amount of work for the armed forces. The feature photo shows ‘emergency drying’, with every available surface—including the roof of the family home, as well as hedges, …

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Under the lino yields accolade

At the recent State Library of Queensland’s 2019 Memory Awards ceremony, the winner of the John Oxley Library Community History Award was Caylie Jeffery. You’ll remember that Caylie was our popular inaugural speaker for 2019. This prestigious honour came in recognition of her Under the Lino project for its innovating engagement in the documenting and …

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Newstead Riverpark

WHAT a transformation between 2008 and 2016 in the area between Evelyn Street and Skyring Terrace, Newstead. In the photo below, the Gasometer is hidden behind the trees at the base of the crane on the right hand side. Before any of this recent development which was officially announced in 2007, the land was used …

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