ABC News (Australia): Google Maps to fix directions after years of trapped travellers around Burketown

ABC News (Australia): Google Maps to fix directions after years of trapped travellers around Burketown. “Residents in Queensland’s Gulf region are growing impatient with seeing ill-informed travellers becoming stranded while following directions on Google Maps. Several tourists near the community of Burketown have been rescued this wet season from flooded and impassable roads after following routes recommended by the popular website and app.”

ABC News (Australia): How home movies reveal decades of Queensland’s history

ABC News (Australia): How home movies reveal decades of Queensland’s history. “Family members of deceased amateur filmmakers are uncovering home movies dating back to the 1930s, which document life in the Sunshine State over generations. However, due to age, heat and humidity, the films are deteriorating at a rapid rate and the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is in a race against time to save them. SLQ staff are digitising and storing the best quality home movies they are given and sharing them online.”

Coronavirus: Queensland to close border to New South Wales (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Queensland to close border to New South Wales. “Australia’s Queensland will extend its border closure to New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to halt the spread of coronavirus from south-eastern states. It has already shut to Victoria – the centre of Australia’s second wave – amid an outbreak in Melbourne.”

National Tribune: Queenslands lost hi 1800s Indigenous police database launched at museum

National Tribune: Queenslands lost hi 1800s Indigenous police database launched at museum. Not sure what’s going on with the headline. “The archive – the Frontier Conflict and the Native Mounted Police in Queensland Database – is the result of a four-year project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and undertaken by University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Flinders University, The University of Notre Dame, James Cook University and Northern Archaeology Consultancies. It was launched at Queensland Museum yesterday (December 9) and includes more than 11,000 documents about 200 Native Mounted Police camps, 12,000 artefacts, 400 officers, 850 troopers and 1800 frontier conflict events across Queensland through the 19th century.”

ABC News (Australia): Google Maps’ ‘incorrect’ outback travel times could be deterring tourists, businesses say

ABC News (Australia): Google Maps’ ‘incorrect’ outback travel times could be deterring tourists, businesses say. “From dinosaurs in Winton and Eromanga to the world’s most remote racing event in Birdsville, it’s understandable why the Queensland Government has dubbed 2019 as the year for outback tourism. But business owners in the state’s south-west say travel times on Google Maps are inaccurate and could deter tourists from making the trip.”

9News: Incredible photos show Brisbane homes in the 1970s

9News: Incredible photos show Brisbane homes in the 1970s. “In the 1960s, a man in a pink Cadillac and a woman in a van cruised Queensland streets, photographing more than 300,000 homes. Frank and Eunice Corely ran a business taking photos and selling the work back to the homeowners as calendars and postcards. The collection was collecting dust in a Brisbane basement, until the Queensland State Library decided to use the photos to create an interactive piece of history.”