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Our First Half-Century, 1909 (archived)

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Our First Half-Century, 1909 front cover

This book was published under the authority of the Government of Queensland to celebrate Queensland's first fifty years.  It provides a very straightforward account of Government and its activities over the half century. It says that responsible government in Queensland was initiated by "a mere handful of men ... although it must not be forgotten that some of the services most worth recording have been rendered by men whose names have not become household words, and whose reward has been found in the lifelong consciousness that they have unobtrusively done their duty to the State".

Queensland was known as the country of magnificent distances, "so backward was the farming industry that in 1860 the total area under cultivation was 3,353 acres in a country of greater extent than France and Germany". Such change in farming occured over the fifty years, that the authors devoted one of the four parts of the book to Primary Industries. The other parts are "Our Natal Year", "From Natal Year to Jubilee", and "Our Jubilee Year". 

The full PFD is 288 pages, the main body of the book is 161 pages and a further 96 pages are in appendixes. The remaining pages include the table of contents, provide introductory remarks, maps and copies of historical records. 

The table of contents, introductory pages, individual chapters under their respective parts and appendixes downloads are available.

This digital book was released under the Q150 collection - Digital Books.

Source: Our First Half-Century: A Review of Queensland Progress, Queensland Government, 1909

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For ease of download and printing, the publication has been divided into sections.  Each section has a cover page which includes information on the section's content, provides guidance on printing and states the publication's licence. 

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Opening Pages pdf (1,710 kB)
Introductory Pages pdf (2,715 kB)
Part 1 Chapter 1 pdf (730 kB)
Part 1 Chapter 2 pdf (550 kB)
Part 1 Chapter 3 pdf (630 kB)
Part 1 Chapter 4 pdf (685 kB)
Part 1 Chapter 5 pdf (780 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 1 pdf (1,860 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 2 pdf (915 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 3 pdf (715 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 4 pdf (590 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 5 pdf (520 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 6 pdf (800 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 7 pdf (565 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 8 pdf (1,350 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 9 pdf (525 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 10 pdf (1,295 kB)
Part 2 Chapter 11 pdf (1,200 kB)
Part 3 Chapter 1 pdf (920 kB)
Part 3 Chapter 2 pdf (1,370 kB)
Part 4 Chapter 1 pdf (2,285 kB)
Part 4 Chapter 2 pdf (2,335 kB)
Part 4 Chapter 3 pdf (1,470 kB)
Part 4 Chapter 4 pdf (1,215 kB)
Part 4 Chapter 5 pdf (1,340 kB)
Appendices A-C pdf (965 kB)
Appendix D pdf (2,005 kB)
Appendices E-F pdf (2,385 kB)
Appendix G pdf (1,545 kB)
Appendix H pdf (2,555 kB)
Appendices J-K pdf (1,255 kB)
Appendix L pdf (4,660 kB)

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