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Indooroopilly Ferry loading Cars at Chelmer - 1933

1933 photograph looking south over the suburb of Chelmer showing cars waiting to board the Indooroopilly Ferry wanting to cross the Brisbane River.  This was a few years before the Walter Taylor Bridge was opened in 1936. 1933 Chelmer - Cars Boarding the Indooroopilly Ferry (SLQ) 1933 photograph looking north showing cars in Chelmer waiting to cross the Brisbane River via the Indooroopilly Ferry. 1933 Chelmer - Cars waiting for the Indooroopilly Ferry (SLQ) Nearby Estate Maps that show the ferry or wharves include: 1884 Chelmer - Township of Riverton 1901 Chelmer - The Chelmer Estate 1877 Indooroopilly - Richmond Estate 1936 Aerial Photo - Walter Taylor Bridge Images from the State Library of Queensland (SLQ)

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1940 Labour Day Parade including Fish Board, Main Roads, Labour and Industry

1940 Labour Day Parade Floats - Brisbane  Fish Board, Department of Main Roads, Department of Labour and Industry 1940 Fish Board Float  Preparing the Fish Board float for the Labor Day procession, Brisbane, 1940 The giant Red Emperor Bream gave a bright touch to the Labor Day procession yesterday. It was the appropriate emblem selected by the Fish Board. The procession, one of the biggest seen in Brisbane, was two miles long, and covered every phase of industrial activity. (Information taken from: The Courier-mail, 7 May 1940.) Fish Board float at the 1940 Labor Day procession, Brisbane 1940 Main Roads Float The Main Roads float has numerous signs detailing the accomplishments of Main Roads. The most prominent feature of the...

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