Used by the New Farm Volunteer Fire Brigade, this red, four-wheeled vehicle was built in 1912 by Howards Ltd. The Fire Brigade quadricycle carried a box for fire fighting equipment and an attachment for towing a hand reel hose cart. The New Farm Volunteer Fire Brigade was established in 1889 in Moray Street. Originally equipped with just two hand-drawn hose reels, the Brigade eventually built a tall lookout tower and station, complete with a loud bell to rouse their members in event of a…
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, yet the haunting images of the Remember Me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt exhibition currently on at the Queensland Museum seem to be worth so many more. These valiant men of the First World War may be lost, but their stories are living on through these photos and through the memories, memento's and keepsakes that are being unearthed during this traveling exhibition.
Augustus Siebe Diving Helmet. Queensland Museum holds a historically significant collection of diving helmets. The Augustus Siebe Diving Helmet dates between 1840 and 1844, and is the second earliest standard dress diving helmet in the world and one of only 4 known examples of its type.
When bubonic plague struck Sydney in 1900, George McCredie was appointed by the Government to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area, beginning work on March 23, 1900. This is a view of Kent Street during "cleansing operations", Sydney.
Ernest Shackleton and five companions completed one of history's greatest small-boat journeys when they arrived at South Georgia after an 800-nautical-mile (1,500 km) journey in a lifeboat, 16 May 1916Scene on Elephant Island, after the releasing of the marooned men by Chilean tug Yelcho, 1916 / photographer Frank Hurley.
You’d reconsider camping for family holidays if it required this much effort. Caption: View of the ‘Married Quarters’ on the Ipswich-Toowoomba Railway Line construction, 1867. Image from The Workshops Rail Museum / Queensland Rail collection.