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Find out more about Queensland State Archives’ exciting events, including workshops, tours and talks.

1970s snapshots of Queensland

From the streets and highways to the dusty dirt roads of the outback, these snapshots of Queensland from the 70s capture the lifestyle, the  people and colours of our state.

View the newly released images on Flickr.

1982 land rights protests

To celebrate NAIDOC week’s theme of ‘Always  was, always will be’ we’ve released the files on land rights protests at  the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

On 26 September 1982, a few days before the Commonwealth  Games opened, around 2,000 people marched through the streets of Brisbane in  support of land rights. It was Queensland’s largest Aboriginal rights march at  the time.

Over the course of the Games thousands of people marched and  protested, and hundreds of people were arrested. The issues of injustice and  discrimination suffered by First Nations peoples were reported around the  world.

View the images on Flickr.

Booking the Reading Room

To help ensure everyone’s health and safety during COVID-19 restrictions, the Reading Room can now be booked. Please secure your spot on Eventbrite.

There are also many ways to discover the collection:

Discover Queensland through Q-Album

Q-Album is a new and growing historical collection-sharing platform. Built by QSA and Gaia Resources, Q-Album brings together our archival collection plus smaller historical collections from around Queensland – from Cooktown to Cunnamulla.

Browse through Q-Album to find stunning images from Queensland’s history, compare past and present images of streets and towns using Google Maps, and read the fascinating stories behind the photos.

Historical organisations that would like to share their collections on this free-to-use platform should write to