Queensland became an Australian colony on 6 June 1859 after separation
from New South Wales, Brisbane was chosen as its capital. Written in 1909,
Barton's Jubilee History of Queensland takes a thorough look over the fifty
years that had passed since its inception, and details all the political,
industrial and social development in both words and pictures.
To make it a complete history, this work actually begins with the landing
of the early explorers and the discovery of Moreton Bay and Brisbane River as
well as early settlement. This is followed by the struggle for independence, the history of the government in Queensland, and the City of Brisbane.
Divided into 15 chapters, each covers a different topic, such as ports,
churches of Brisbane, social and religious, pastoral, agricultural and mining,
manufacturers, reminiscences, a chronology ... and so much more.
With over 300 photographs included in the 400 page book, it shows you the
history visually. Many are of people and businesses, as well as some of scenes.
A valuable record for those with an interest in Queensland and those involved
with its history from 1859-1909.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been
bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged
and printed out if required.