Brisbane City improvements, 1931. These images appeared in the first annual report of the Queensland Department of Labour and Industry on the ‘operations and proceedings’ under the Income (Unemployment Relief) Tax Acts 1930. During the Depression, the Brisbane City Council drew heavily on relief funds and authorised extensive public works throughout the city. These images show several works in progress: road improvements at Bulimba, installing pipe culverts at Cannon Hill, straightening and widening Witton Creek and road improvements at Norman Park. Queensland parliamentary papers, vol 2, 1931

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