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I'm on duty today at QFHS.  It's very quiet.  Just one happy, but possibly over-serviced member, with three volunteers to look after him - all of us working away at our family history. Honestly if you want to come to the library when it's quiet, Sunday afternoons seem to be the "go".  I love coming to the library every month.  I always get to see the new additions to the library (as pictured above).


Look at all these lovely books!  What's not to love?  



And for those of you who are particularly interested in Brisbane history, I am delighted to report that the book (that came out at Christmas time I think) - Lost Brisbane and surrounding areas 1860-1960 by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland in partnership with QBD The Bookshop is now on sale at QBD for $29.99 (a saving of 57% the QBD website tells me).  I couldn't resist. 350 pages of photos of Brisbane.  The first 100 pages or so are of the city, then onto South Brisbane and other suburbs.  There ar…

Sepia Saturday 281: 30 May 2015

Alan from Sepia Saturday says:


our theme image for Sepia Saturday 281 (is) a 1972 archive photograph from the Flickr Collection of the Cloyne and District Historical Society of Canada. It may put you in mind of baking, kitchens, or pies.Oh I do like a kitchen - so I do.  When I was young, my parents used to love tramping through exhibition homes in new estates to get ideas for home.  The kitchens always used to be a source of fascination.  "Oooh.  Aaah. " we used to say...."I like that" or "How did they get that so wrong?"  or "They were doing so well until they chose those tiles or that finish."  And then as I got older and went to parties, this was a popular song....




Gawd, we were all so serious then....

So many kitchens to remember.  There's all the ones in all the homes you've ever lived...your friends' homes....the ones you've tried to create when camping...the ones at work...the ones at school or in sports-fields or after scho…

Sepia Saturday 280: 23 May 2015

Alan says: 


The themes for Sepia Saturday 280 include boys, girls and dances. The caption on the old vintage postcard (which is here wrongly attributed to Flickr Commons but in fact comes from my own collection) reads "In Leap Year - The Ladies after a little wine and tobacco join the gentlemen in the drawing room". So another potential theme you could have is that of "reverses" - occasions when the usual arrangements are reversed.

I have been a very slack Sepia Saturday contributor of late, for which I apologise.  I can't resist posting this photo which I took earlier this year on my mobile phone - a Samsung GT19507 model.  I realise it's not Sepia - but it is a reverse shot yes?  It was taken at night (9:35 to be precise) at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on the Gold Coast Queensland or 27 51\'6" S and 153 21\'35"E to be more precise.  I was helping my friend inspect the venue for a conference.  It's all a bit swish and lov…