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State Library of Queensland: Discover The Queenslander

The State Library of Queensland in Australia presents this digitized version of selections from The Queenslander, the weekly summary and literary edition of the Brisbane Courier, published by the Brisbane Newspaper Company from 1866 to 1939. The showcase website features approximately 1,000 scanned covers and interior pages. Images can be viewed in a mosaic or grid pattern. Using the mosaic view, it's possible to browse the whole collection, while grid permits zeroing in by date, subject, creator, and even color. The grid display starts off with a timeline of dates followed by two tag clouds of weighted subject headings and personal names, and finally a band of color choices that are all clickable and will take the user to the relevant issue of The Queenslander. One of the larger headings is Women's clothing and accessories. Selecting this heading leads to a display of magazine covers and interior advertisements, including the illustrated front cover from December 4, 1926, that shows a smartly dressed woman in a cloche hat waving a kerchief at a biplane, as well as multiple interior pages advertising women's sewing patterns available by mail order from The Queenslander pattern service.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-06-08
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