Stories from Queensland’s recent past released on Google Arts & Culture

Explore over 150 years of Queensland's wide and colourful history online at Google Arts and Culture. Read about stories of struggle, hope and achievement carefully preserved within the collection.

Just a few of the titles available:

Shear Power

The story of the 1891 Shearers Strike which contributed to the formation of the Australian Labor Party.

Ten Shots at Rain

How 'vortex' cloud-seeding cannons were installed at Charleville in 1902 to break a terrible drought – the cannon can still be visited today.

A Violent Separation

How a shipwreck and salvage operations combined with the forces of nature to separate the northern and southern parts of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) at Jumpinpin.

To help tell these stories, we have shared over 250 scanned archival records, ranging from hand-written bulletins and prison records to tourism posters. Check them out on Google Arts and Culture.