How people have imagined Queensland.

As essayist and literary critic Nettie Palmer put it, in 1927, ‘Queensland is notoriously huge: most parts of it are still unknown, except to the people who live in them’.

Writer Thomas Welsby fell in love with Moreton Bay from his first sighting of it at age nineteen.  Thus began, too, his love of the water, of sailing and of fishing and from that time accordin

The striking, weathered volcanic plugs of the Glasshouse Mountains, to the north of Brisbane, have long dominated the cultural landscape of south-eastern Queensland.

There is a certain frisson of recognition when places entwined in one’s personal life are suddenly there on the screen as story settings in features or television dramas.

In spring the blooms of the Jacaranda tree infuse the landscape with a distinct shade of purple.

The literary mapping of Brisbane underwent a major shift in the 1990s.

Mount Coot-tha is one of the dominant visual landmarks of Brisbane.

In Adventure in watercolour: an artist’s story (1948), Queensland painter Kenneth Macqueen (1897-1960) called for art that walked ‘steadily and simply and, by its very truth to the environ

Hugh Sawrey became one of the best known painters of the Australian outback. Inspired by bush poets and his own outback experiences, his first major works were murals in Queensland pubs.

The Woodford Folk Festival is an annual celebration of culture: the arts, the environment and the carnivalesque. According to Neil Cameron in 1995,

Souvenir wares can inform us about the social history of their times through the imagery with which people choose to represent themselves.

Sometime in 1924 in London, a little girl, of no more than five years old, I fancy, sat down in a crate of Queensland pineapples and smiled.

Since the novelist, poet and essayist, Mabel Forrest, first made her home there in 1929, writers and artists have been attracted by the beauty, peace and mild climate of the Tamborine Mountain area

'Queensland is notoriously huge: most parts of it are still unknown, except to the people who live in them', found Nettie Palmer in 'Southern Queensland: an emerging picture' in 1927.