Australia, The General Post Office in Queen Street Brisbane, c1886
Original from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co, Sydney
Paper Size: 100 x 100mm
Technique: Wood Engraving
Description: Wood Engraving with later hand colouring
This antique print if the General Post Office in Queen Street Brisbane with a horse-drawn double-decker bus and people in long Victorian fashion. The building was designed by FDG Stanley and the construction was by John Petrie.
From 1872 to 1879 the building was occupied by The Queensland Museum before moving to the William St premises of the Old State Library. During the days of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, from 1824 to 1842, the site housed the Female Factory or Women's Prison.
The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.