In line with the Queensland Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions, Queensland Museum (Brisbane), The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich) and Hendra Loans Facility will temporarily close to the public from 2pm on 31 July 2021 and are due to reopen 9.30am Wednesday 4 August. Learn more and view refund info.

Histories of Queensland

Parade for 8-hour work day. Picture from Photograph Collection.Created as a separate colony in 1859, Queensland has changed dramatically. Cultures and societies have been transformed by political leaders, technological inventions, industries, wars, social events, the environment and changes to the population. These local, regional, state, national and international changes influenced how we represent our state, how we are viewed by others, and the way we live today.

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