people wait in Brisbane Street for the result of the Federation
through the pages of The Queensland Times...
One hundred years ago, Ipswich people were discussing Federation. Their
main source of information - and a major forum to air their opinions
- was through the pages of the local newspaper, The Queensland Times.
local research team has now examined microfilm of early copies of The
Queensland Times to collect material relating to Federation. The
project also recorded the major events in Ipswich history. These events
formed the character of the city and developed a growing sense of national
The project was carried out by Ipswich Library and Information Service
with the cooperation of The Queensland Times newspaper. Funding
assistance was received from the Centenary of Federation Queensland
Community Assistance Program.
Ipswich Library & Information Service would like to thank the
following groups and organisations for their support and assistance
during the development of this Federation project:
Ipswich City Council
The Queensland Times newspaper
St. Mary's College - staff and students
The University of Queensland - Ipswich campus
developers - www.cibis.com.au
The Virtual Workshops
Centenary of Federation Queensland - Queensland community Assistance
members of the Ipswich community who donated photos and archival
material from their own collections;
volunteers who spent many hours looking through newspapers microfilms
to find the articles and images used throughout the site.
specific outcomes of the project are:
a web page
a CD-ROM produced in late March 2001
a special Federation newspaper published as a supplement to
The Queensland Times in late March
social history wall mural for the Library's Local History Room
material relating to local events 1864-1901 has been filed in
the Library's local history room for future reference by students
and the general public.
this project, the community has built a more comprehensive understanding
of Ipswich's place in the wider sweep of Australian history.