Queensland is the second-largest state in Australia, occupying the wettest and most tropical part of the continent. The population of Queensland is over 5 million. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia and there are over 200 national parks in Queensland, covering 6.5 million hectares.
These fascinating historical photos show life in Queensland in the 1930s. The 1930s was the era of depression followed by rapid development. In 1929 Irene Longman was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Longman lost her seat in the 1932 election and did not re-contest it. The Labor Party took the office and attempted to stimulate the economy through large capital improvement projects.