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Q150
Q150
was the sesquicentenary (150th anniversary) of the Separation of Queensland from New South Wales
New South Wales
in 1859. Separation established the Colony of Queensland
Colony of Queensland
which became the State of Queensland
State of Queensland
in 1901 as part of the Federation of Australia. Q150
Q150
was celebrated in 2009.[1] Celebrations[edit]

The Q150
Q150
time capsule, Old Government House

The Queensland government and other Queensland organisations celebrated the occasion with many events and publications, including:

announcement of the 150 icons of Queensland by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh
Anna Bligh
[2][3] placement of a time capsule in the grounds of Old Government House the creation of monuments at significant survey points in Queensland's history by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
to honour the many early explorer/surveyors who mapped the state[4][5] the State Library of Queensland
State Library of Queensland
collected stories from notable Queenslanders, as part of the Storylines - Q150
Q150
digital stories project.

Q150
Q150
Mural at Coominya
Coominya
Railway Station by Deb Edwards

Many local communities celebrated Q150
Q150
in various ways. In Coominya, the local heritage society commissioned a series of murals depicting early life at the town.[6] References[edit]

^ "Queensland turns 150 in 2009". Q150. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 15 December 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2014.  ^ Bligh, Anna (10 June 2009). "Premier unveils Queensland's 150 icons". Media Statements. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 July 2014.  ^ " Q150
Q150
icons list". Brisbane Times. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2014.  ^ Robertson, Stephen (24 June 2009). " Q150
Q150
honours Queensland's earliest explorers". Media statements. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 July 2014.  ^ "About SSSI Q150
Q150
Project". Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Q150. Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.  ^ Maeseele, Melanie (29 September 2009). "History on display in new mural". Queensland Times. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Q150.

"Q150". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010.  — Official website Storylines - Q1

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