Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, December 27, 1928
Photographer: Agnew, Garnet (Garnet Gerald), 1886-1951..Location:Queensland..Description:The New Year's Eve issue depicts a small boy dressed as a swagman with a knapsack on his back and carrying a billy and some items wrapped in a bag. In the distance behind him is a figure of a much older, stooped swagman. The year 1929 is displayed behind the boy...View this page at the State Library of Queensland hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/224668 ( http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/224668 ) .Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland ( http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland )
Published between 1866 and 1939, The Queenslander was the weekly summary of the Brisbane Courier (now The Courier Mail) newspaper. This weekly edition enabled the news to be distributed to the regional and outlying areas of the state. About State Library of Queensland, Australia Located in Brisbane, Australia, the State Library of Queensland’s mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible the state’s documentary heritage. The State Library holds approximately 1.5 million photographic resources – negatives, slides, original photographs, copy prints and original albums dating back to the birth of the State of Queensland in 1859 to the present day. In 2003, the State Library launched its digital image library, Picture Queensland, with 6 000 images and now provides online access to more than 50 000 historical and contemporary images. A selection of beautifully illustrated covers from the 1920s-1930s are shown here. Some drawings depict the daily life of Queenslanders during this time while others highlight local and national events.