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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January 2011 Floods Community Commemoration Day

| January 8, 2012

In January of 2011 Ipswich and many other Queensland cities and towns were inundated with a deluge of water nearly equal to that which occurred in 1974. This week, Ipswich will commemorate the great deeds and community spirit that was seen during their time of hardship. On Wednesday the 11th of January Ipswich will hold [...]


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Looking back with Picture Ipswich: “Houses full of history”

| December 2, 2011

On Thursday the 17th of November, the Ipswich Library and Information Service held an information session on how to research and restore your historic house. Several special guests were invited to speak at the event including John and Chirstine Page – the proud owners of “Hinemoa” a restored Queenslander in Sadliers Crossing – and Margaret [...]


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Looking Back with Picture Ipswich – Our Eastern Suburbs

| September 14, 2011

Picture Ipswich was launched in May 2008 and is an online resource containing a collection of historical images, documents and oral histories of people and places in Ipswich. Local history enthusiasts are invited to attend a free “Looking Back with Picture Ipswich” session at the Redbank Plains Library on Thursday 6 October from 10am to [...]


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