A unique slice of Brisbane and QUT history and culture from the late 19th century will be on display at Old Government House, with the opening of the photographic exhibition, To Sir With Love – The Dr Wilton W.R. Love Album.
Featuring images of Brisbane and surrounding areas from 1862 through to 1896, including panoramas of Brisbane City in the late 1800s from the Observatory on Wickham Terrace, the album was originally created in 1894 by chemistry students from Brisbane Technical College – a predecessor to QUT - as a gift to their lecturer, Dr Wilton Wood Russell Love. The album includes images of Dr Love, also a prominent Brisbane doctor at the time, with his students from this bygone era, as well as snapshots of Moreton Island, Glasshouse Mountains, Toowoomba Range (Queensland Rail), Gympie and Charters Towers.
The many fascinating stories behind the images will also be revealed at the exhibition.
Chemistry and pharmacy students at Brisbane Technical College. c 1894. Image courtesy of To Sir With Love exhibition.