The Flinders Shire Historical Collection comprises photographs, artefacts, archives and audio from the Flinders Shire Council district. This includes pastoral stations and the towns of Hughenden, Stamford, Torrens Creek and Prairie.
Photographic Collection Sub project:
The Flinders Shire Council Historical Photograph Collection is a project sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) - a state and local govenrment partnership that supports professional and emerging professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland.
The collection includes more than 1000 historical photographs and digital images (from settlement to the present) from Hughenden and the surrounding areas. Some of the photographs - both original and reproduced - have been donated by communty members but the project was initially started in May 2011 with almost 900 photos signed over to Council by the Hughenden District Historical Society.
One of the oldest images, a reproduced wedding portrait, dates back to 1887. Facts about photos have been obtained or verified through personal accounts and Births, Death and Marriages.
The collection includes photographs from the following themes:
- Early settlement and development
- People and families
- Military service
- Community events and groups
- Indigenous communities
- Agriculture and rural history
- Town planning and development, including streetscapes and buildings
- Local businesses and initiatives.
PO Box 274 Hughenden Q 4821
Search Flinders Shire History Collection's Collection
Explore By Object Tags
eHive copyright disclaimer
It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. If you would like more information on our copyright policy, click here.