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European discovery of Moreton Bay
On 23 October 1823, Surveyor-General John Oxley set sail from Sydney to travel north along the coastline to find a suitable settlement for convicts. Oxley entered Moreton Bay, where he found two lost ticket-of-leave convicts on Bribie Island, Thomas Pamphlett and John Finnegan. Finnegan showed Oxley a large river, which he later named the Brisbane River. He traced the river for about 80km, and declared the area suitable for a penal settlement.
John Oxley Monument, North Quay, Brisbane, c 1932 Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 149
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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!