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Classification CH classification DOCUMENTS Invitations
CH classification DOCUMENTS Cards invitation
Name or Title H49625 - Flood Party Invitation
Production Place Ipswich/South East/Queensland/Australia
Production Date 2011
History and Use

This party invitation was made by two flood affected neighbours who lived in Riverview after the clean-up phase of the Queensland floods 2010-2011. After the flood waters receded, a large group of volunteers assisted them in cleaning up their homes and helped them gain normality back in their lives. The two neighbours were sincerely grateful for the help and decided to host a party to say thank you to all those who volunteered and offered assistance. They made up these invites and included a printed personal message which displayed their words of thanks to the many ways in which total strangers helped them gain normality back in their lives. The message also includes further details of the party which was held at The Roadvale Pub near Ipswich on Saturday 6th March 2011.

The series of Queensland cyclones and floods which occurred over the summer of 2010-2011 was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of the state. The events which were named in the media as ‘Queensland’s Summer of Disasters’, impacted over 2.5 million people and saw the evacuation of entire towns, power and water being cut off as well as roads, railway lines, buildings, homes and personal property damaged. It also resulted in the tragic death of 35 people and the declaration of 78% of the state as a disaster zone.

After the extreme weather conditions took place and the flood waters receded, thousands of volunteers immediately responded by rallying together to help friends, neighbours and complete strangers clean up their businesses and homes. Many Queenslander’s showed great generosity, courage, strength and community spirit during the clean-up phase of the event with volunteers providing hands-on help, free services, professional advice, donations and much more to help those cyclone and flood affected victims get back on their feet.

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Classification CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil
CH classification TROPHIES AND AWARDS
Name or Title H49624 Medal - "Queensland Disaster Hero"
Production Place Queensland/Australia
Production Date 2011
History and Use

The series of Queensland cyclones and floods which occurred over the summer of 2010-2011 was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of the state. The events which were named by the media as ‘Queensland’s Summer of Disasters’, impacted over 2.5 million people and saw the evacuation of entire towns, power and water being cut off as well as roads, railway lines, buildings, homes and personal property damaged. It also resulted in the tragic death of 35 people and the declaration of 78% of the state as a disaster zone.

After the extreme weather conditions took place and the flood waters receded, thousands of volunteers immediately responded by rallying together to help friends, neighbours and complete strangers clean up their businesses and homes. Many Queenslander’s showed great generosity, courage, strength and community spirit during the clean-up phase of the event with volunteers providing hands-on help, free services, professional advice, donations and much more to help those cyclone and flood affected victims get back on their feet.

Later, on the 2nd March 2011, then Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh invited Queenslanders to nominate individuals in their community who they thought deserved a ‘Queensland Disaster Hero’ award. Nominated heroes had to demonstrate community initiative, bravery, courage, resilience and strength during the natural disasters. More than 3,500 people were nominated across the state and invited to one of ten recognition ceremonies during the Queensland Week celebrations which ran from 4th to 13th June 2011. Ceremonies were held throughout the month of June in the Lockyer Valley, Tully, Townsville, Rockhampton, Dalby, Emerald, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Ipswich and Brisbane where each Queensland Disaster Hero was awarded a special commemorative medal as a keepsake and reminder of their contribution. This is an example of the medals handed out by the Queensland Government to those people who were nominated as disaster heroes.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Gilt wire pommel decoration
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Gilt ribbon
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword scabbard
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Registration Number H28164
Classification CH classification FLAGS Military
CH classification MILITARY Army battlefield souvenirs
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Honour Boards
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs
CH classification MEMORIALS War Memorials
CH classification FLAGS National japanese
Name or Title Flag - Captured Japanese Flag with A.I.F. Signatures
Production Place Japan
Production Date 1939-1942
History and Use

This Japanese flag was captured by Australian troops in the significant Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, in August-September 1942 during the Pacific War (1939-1942). It is signed by personnel of the 2/9th Battalion Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.).

The 2/9th Battalion was one of several infantry battalions which formed part of the 18th Brigade. These regular infantry battalions, as well as Australian Militia battalions, played an important role in the defeat of Japanese forces in the Battle of Milne Bay.

It was during this battle where Japanese forces suffered their first significant land defeat. At this time New Guinea was actually Australian territory, and Australian forces were in fact defending Australian soil against these Japanese invasion forces.

Many of the signatures which appear on the flag have a "QX" prefix, indicating they were Queensland enlisted soldiers. They include the first Queensland serial number prefix recipient: QX1 John William Archer, who enlisted 20 October 1939 at Albion, Brisbane, served in the 2/9th Battalion and was later discharged on 11 October 1945.

Another of the signatures is that of Lieutenant George Kenneth (Ken) Jackson. Ken was Assistant in Ethnology at the Queensland Museum from 1937. He volunteered for the 2nd A.I.F. at the outbreak of World War 2, and was posted to the Queensland-raised 2/9th Infantry Battalion. He served in the United Kingdom and North Africa, before returning to Australia from where he served in the South-West Pacific theatre with this battalion in 1942.

Ken Jackson was commissioned in the field at Milne Bay, where Australian military forces first stopped the advance of Japanese land forces in their drive towards Australia. Ken was killed in action at Sanananda, Papua New Guinea on 12 January 1943, while leading his company against the Japanese who had been turned back on the Kokoda Track. He was later awarded a posthumous Mentioned-in-Despatches "for Gallantry and Distinguished Service in the S.W. Pacific" on 13 May 1943.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Sword carry case
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword scabbard
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword scabbard protector
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword scabbard protector
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword scabbard protector
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Part of scabbard protector
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Name or Title Dress sword scabbard
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Classification CH classification COSTUME Eveningwear man
CH classification COSTUME man Suit
Name or Title Black four-piece lounge-suit, including jacket, vest and two pair of trousers
Production Place Brisbane/Queensland/Australia
Production Date 29 Jun 1938
History and Use

Owned by Douglas Drouyn,this four-piece lounge suit was worn during musical performances at various venues, including Cloudland, in Brisbane during the 1930s and 1940s.

Co-founder and operator of iconic Brisbane and Australian music store and drum manufacturing business, Drouyn & Drouyn, Doug Drouyn was one of Brisbane's best-known saxophone players in the 1930s and '40s.Together with his sister, Dorothy, on mandolin, the Doug Drouyn band performed at venues such as Albert Hall and were regularly broadcast on Brisbane radio station, 4BK. The band, named in news sources as 'one of Brisbane's most popular dance bands' was much in demand at events such as balls, fashion parades and at country occasions throughout Queensland.

As well as performing with Jim Davidson’s A.B.C. Dance Band, Wintergarden Symyphony Orchestra and the Trocadero Band, Doug Drouyn was leader of Lennon’s Hotel Band for two years. As a soloist, he played under Geo. Szell (well-known symphony conductor) at a concert in the Grand Theatre, Bowen, Queensland.

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Registration Number H48336
Classification CH classification TOYS General farm models
CH classification RELIGIONS Christian
CH classification RELIGIONS Jewish
CH classification TOYS Mobile boat
Name or Title Toy - Noah's Ark
History and Use

Noah’s Ark toys were among the most popular toys of the 19th century in Europe and America. Toys with a Biblical or moral theme were known as ‘Sunday’ toys as children, especially in strict religious households, were only allowed to play with them on Sundays. This was during a time when religious families frowned upon the idea of playing with toys or having fun on the day of Sabbath. The purpose of the Noah’s ark was instructional rather than recreational. Arks were most commonly made of timber but were also made using straw and were either flat-bottomed or boat-bottomed.

This Noah’s Ark is an example of a boat-bottomed type. The toy comprises of a wooden model boat with a hinged lid and 101 figurines including people and both pairs of, and singular animals, birds and insects; the figurines are stored inside the boat. The boat and carved figurines have original, hand-painted decoration and paintwork.

It is believed this Noah’s Ark was made in Germany which was the centre of toy ark-making during the nineteenth century. Ark-making was a cottage industry particularly in the Erzgebirge region where some families or small factories specialised in producing certain animals, carving or painting the figurines.

The Ark was brought to Australia in 1950, when the Southgate family immigrated to Brisbane, Queensland from England. Like many migrants, the family brought few possessions with them and the Noah’s Ark toy was the most important item they owned having been passed down through the family from eldest child to eldest child for several generations.

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Registration Number H48140
Name or Title Squeegee
History and Use

This squeegee is associated with Queensland’s ‘Summer of Disasters’; the series of Queensland cyclones and floods which occurred over the summer of 2010-2011 and became one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of the state. The event impacted over 2.5 million people and saw the evacuation of entire towns, power and water being cut off as well as roads, railway lines, buildings, homes and personal property damaged. It also resulted in the tragic death of 35 people and the declaration of 78% of the state as a disaster zone.

The squeegee was used to clean up apartments in a riverside block in West End which was inundated during the flood. Squeegees were distributed for free by the Brisbane City Council to assist residents and volunteers in their cleaning efforts. The floods had a devastating impact on people’s lives and property all throughout the state and the object allows for an interpretation of natural disasters - a recurring theme in the history of the state - the mass destruction and debris they can leave behind as well as the clean-up phase of such a significant event.

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Registration Number H48823
Classification CH classification COSTUME Daywear woman
Name or Title Shirtmaker dress
Production Place Brisbane/Queensland/Australia
Production Date 1970s
History and Use

This synthetic jersey shirtmaker dress from the late 1960s is part of a collection of garments designed and made by Brisbane fashion designer and couturier, Harvey Graham. With a career spanning from the 1950s to the 1980s, Graham worked first from a workroom in Stanley Street, South Brisbane before moving to a boutique in the Brisbane Arcade in 1963. His European-influenced couturier-style garments were variously described as ‘elegant’, ‘sophisticated’ and as ‘high fashion’. He later created a line of ready-to-wear clothing.

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Registration Number H48914
Classification CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
Name or Title Post Card - "3298 - Belden, California, Grand Canyon of the Feather River"
Production Place USA
History and Use

This postcard was collected by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In June 1912, C.J. Pound travelled to the Unites States of America on a 5 month long study trip and collected numerous postcards along his travels. This postcard is part of a collection of around 30 that were collected by Pound during this time.

Most of the postcards from the Pound collection do not feature messages on the address side however a few are referenced in his personal letters and may have been enclosed with letters in envelopes and sent home rather than mailed individually. Some may have otherwise been carried home by Pound himself.

The postcards originate from Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; New York, New York; Texas, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida; Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana. They depict a range of images from African-American people to city and street scenes featuring well-known buildings, hotels and restaurants. Other postcards feature locomotive and railway scenes, alligators and cattle.

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Registration Number H48918
Classification CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
Name or Title Postcard - "70417 View of Grottos and Caverns. The Cave - Grunewald Hotel, New Orleans"
Production Place USA
History and Use

This postcard was collected by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In June 1912, C.J. Pound travelled to the Unites States of America on a 5 month long study trip and collected numerous postcards along his travels. This postcard is part of a collection of around 30 that were collected by Pound during this time.

Most of the postcards from the Pound collection do not feature messages on the address side however a few are referenced in his personal letters and may have been enclosed with letters in envelopes and sent home rather than mailed individually. Some may have otherwise been carried home by Pound himself.

The postcards originate from Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; New York, New York; Texas, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida; Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana. They depict a range of images from African-American people to city and street scenes featuring well-known buildings, hotels and restaurants. Other postcards feature locomotive and railway scenes, alligators and cattle.

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Registration Number H48913
Classification CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
Name or Title Post Card - "Through the Mountains in the Grand Canyon"
Production Place USA
History and Use

This postcard was collected by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In June 1912, C.J. Pound travelled to the Unites States of America on a 5 month long study trip and collected numerous postcards along his travels. This postcard is part of a collection of around 30 that were collected by Pound during this time.

Most of the postcards from the Pound collection do not feature messages on the address side however a few are referenced in his personal letters and may have been enclosed with letters in envelopes and sent home rather than mailed individually. Some may have otherwise been carried home by Pound himself.

The postcards originate from Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; New York, New York; Texas, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida; Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana. They depict a range of images from African-American people to city and street scenes featuring well-known buildings, hotels and restaurants. Other postcards feature locomotive and railway scenes, alligators and cattle.

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Registration Number H48916
Classification CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
Name or Title Postcard - "Lobby and Grand Staircase, Grunewald Hotel, New Orleans, LA.
Production Place USA
History and Use

This postcard was collected by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In June 1912, C.J. Pound travelled to the Unites States of America on a 5 month long study trip and collected numerous postcards along his travels. This postcard is part of a collection of around 30 that were collected by Pound during this time.

Most of the postcards from the Pound collection do not feature messages on the address side however a few are referenced in his personal letters and may have been enclosed with letters in envelopes and sent home rather than mailed individually. Some may have otherwise been carried home by Pound himself.

The postcards originate from Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; New York, New York; Texas, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida; Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana. They depict a range of images from African-American people to city and street scenes featuring well-known buildings, hotels and restaurants. Other postcards feature locomotive and railway scenes, alligators and cattle.

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Registration Number H48912
Classification CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
Name or Title Post Card - "Whitehall Building, New York."
Production Place USA
History and Use

This postcard was collected by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In June 1912, C.J. Pound travelled to the Unites States of America on a 5 month long study trip and collected numerous postcards along his travels. This postcard is part of a collection of around 30 that were collected by Pound during this time.

Most of the postcards from the Pound collection do not feature messages on the address side however a few are referenced in his personal letters and may have been enclosed with letters in envelopes and sent home rather than mailed individually. Some may have otherwise been carried home by Pound himself.

The postcards originate from Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; New York, New York; Texas, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida; Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana. They depict a range of images from African-American people to city and street scenes featuring well-known buildings, hotels and restaurants. Other postcards feature locomotive and railway scenes, alligators and cattle.

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Registration Number H48911
Classification CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
Name or Title Post Card - "Liberty Tower, New York."
Production Place USA
History and Use

This postcard was collected by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In June 1912, C.J. Pound travelled to the Unites States of America on a 5 month long study trip and collected numerous postcards along his travels. This postcard is part of a collection of around 30 that were collected by Pound during this time.

Most of the postcards from the Pound collection do not feature messages on the address side however a few are referenced in his personal letters and may have been enclosed with letters in envelopes and sent home rather than mailed individually. Some may have otherwise been carried home by Pound himself.

The postcards originate from Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; New York, New York; Texas, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida; Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana. They depict a range of images from African-American people to city and street scenes featuring well-known buildings, hotels and restaurants. Other postcards feature locomotive and railway scenes, alligators and cattle.

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