World War I Photo Drive

| August 6, 2014

Thank you to everybody who responded to the World War I Photo Drive which was launched in February. Some great photos, documents and memorabilia were received. Go to the World War I icon on the Picture Trails in Picture Ipswich to view the images collected so far – there are even a few personal photograph [...]


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Picture Puzzle

| July 21, 2014

Many of the images in Picture Ipswich have been kindly provided by the community. Gems have come to light along the way that are unable to be identified or important information is missing and because of this we seek the community’s help. The photograph below is believed to have been taken in Ipswich ca. 1895. The [...]


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Ipswich photographers through the decades

| July 18, 2014

Photography was an important part of Ipswich’s early years as a city, with many families visiting photography studios around the area to have group, family and sporting shots taken. Many of these early photographs still exist today as do some of the early and fragile glass plates first used in this industry. For families in the [...]


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Books about Ipswich

| January 30, 2014

Picture Ipswich is a collection of historical images which provides a unique insight to the local history of Ipswich – its people, families, places and way of life. These images tell a story of how the city grew from its beginnings to the present day. The collection represents an important historical resource for the people [...]


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As Time Goes By….

| December 9, 2013

Ever wondered what Ipswich looked like way back in 1947?  Well lucky for us, the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia has a great film from that time which contains some excellent footage of the main street of the city, various industries, sports, schools, housing and recreational pursuits. To wander down memory lane, just click here and [...]


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Looking Back at Ipswich’s Fascinating Past

| October 16, 2013

Looking Back – Footsteps through Ipswich was a free information awareness session that was held at the Ipswich Central Library on Tuesday 15 October 2013. One hundred Local History enthusiasts turned up to hear the fascinating tale of the Prussian-born explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt. Helen McMonagle, President of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, [...]


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Looking Back – Footsteps through Ipswich

| October 10, 2013

Local History enthusiasts are invited to a free information session on 15 October 2013 to mark the 200th anniversary of Ludwig Leichhardt’s birth! Step back in time and learn more about this explorer as Helen McMonagle from the Royal Historical Society of Queensland talks about Leichhardt’s explorations and his connection to Ipswich.   Come along and discover more about the [...]


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Picture Puzzle – Do you recognise these men?

| October 13, 2012

Many of the images in Picture Ipswich have been kindly provided by the community. Along the way gems have come to light that are unable to be identified or important information is missing and because of this we need the community’s help. We are always looking for photos depicting the people of Ipswich.These photographs are [...]


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Picture Puzzle

| July 24, 2012

Many of the images in Picture Ipswich have been kindly provided by the community. Along the way gems have come to light that are unable to be identified or important information is missing and because of this we need the community’s help. We are always looking for photos depicting the life and times of Ipswich.These [...]


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The Picture Ipswich Flood Gallery

| May 14, 2012

Last week Picture Ipswich unveiled a whole gallery of photographs and interviews taken by the people of Ipswich during the devastating January 2011 floods. The images portray the devastation that Ipswich faced during and after the flood, with photographs of roads, houses, streets, shops and parks that were flooded and destroyed. Many of the photographs and interviews in the gallery show [...]


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