Settled portions of Queensland, 1880

1 January 1880
22 September 2010
22 September 2010
William Collins Sons & Co

Copyright © Collection of Centre for the Government of Queensland

‘Settled portions of Queensland’, from The student’s atlas consisting of forty-five maps of modern geography embracing all the latest discoveries and changes in boundaries and six maps of ancient and historical geography, William Collins Sons & Co, London 1880. This school atlas produced in London and Glasgow between 1880 and 1889 contained this map of the settled portion of south-east Queensland. According to Peter Barber and Tom Harper, ‘Maps are rarely about geography ... Educational maps are about more than learning: they can carry some of the most powerful messages of propaganda and even indoctrination’, from exhibition Magnificent maps: power, propaganda and art at the British Library in 2010.

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