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Series ID19648
Previous System Location 
TitleTourism and Recruitment Posters
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 23/7/1908
End Date Circa 9/6/1976
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Queensland tourism and employment posters

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Items Total Items: 22
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
1665Queensland Government Tourist Bureau 23/7/1908 9/6/1976
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 26/9/1963
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Access Category0 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11846
Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
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Copyright State of Queensland
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This series contains posters which were generated by the Lithographic Section and distributed by the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau to promote tourism in Queensland. There is also a nursing recruitment poster probably dating from World War II. The posters include painted designs from specific artists and photographic style prints. Subjects include; natural landscapes, beaches, island getaways, city life, structures, outdoor activities, and people.

Dates coincide with the Government Printer who authorised the printing of each poster. During the time period there were four Government Printers:
Anthony James (A.J.) Cummings - In office 1908 - 1930
Frederick Phillips - In office 1931 - 1934
David Whyte - In office 1934 - 1939. From 1933 - 1934 David Whyte was Acting Government Printer.
Stanley Gordon (S.G.) Reid - In office 1958 - 1976.

There are three main artists listed in the posters:
Percival Albert Trompf (1902 - 1964)
Peter S. Templeton (1875 - 1971)
Noel Pascoe Lambert (1889 - 1974).
Of these artists, Trompf is the most frequently used.

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Queensland State Archives Series ID 19648, Tourism and Recruitment Posters
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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