Image of the week
Kingsford Smith delivers Christmas mail
On 20 November 1931 one of Kingsford Smith’s company planes “the Southern Sun” piloted by GU Allan was contracted to deliver Christmas mail to England. Unfortunately this plane crashed in Malaya. In response to the accident, “Smithy” flew the “Southern Star” from Sydney to retrieve the mail in Malaya and then flew on to England to deliver it. The journey to deliver over fifty thousand letters to England took thirteen days.
Charles Kingsford Smith on Arrival at Croydon, England, C1931
Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 22339
Keeping records together
The QSA Government Recordkeeping team have been
looking at how we do things and how we can make it easier for public
authorities to manage their public records. We’re working with our clients to
make sure we are ‘Keeping records together’.
Award for QSA
Some great news for Queensland State Archives. Our ‘Toolkit for Managing Public Records When Decommissioning ICT Systems’ has won an Australian Society of Archivists' publications award!
The Toolkit took out Category 1A for making the greatest contribution to the archives profession in Australia written by or on behalf of a corporate body. The award was collected by our Director of Digital Archives and Government Recordkeeping, Adrian Cunningham, pictured here collecting the award in Christchurch, NZ.
Congrats to all involved!