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Picture relating to Cairns - titled 'Abbott Street, Cairns in 1919'
Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'Motor vehicle in Charleville loaded with Shell fuel tins, 1919'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Brisbane residence, 'The Haven', 1919'
Picture relating to Emmet - titled 'Steam train at Emmet Railway Station, ca. 1919'
Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'Collection of images celebrating the Charleville aerodrome, ca. 1919'
Picture relating to Coorparoo - titled 'Group portrait of matron, sisters and children of the Queen Alexandra Home, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queensland, ca.1919'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Group portrait of the Citizen Military Forces, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1919'
Picture relating to Wallangarra - titled 'Arrival at Quarantine Camp, Wallangarra, 1919'
Picture relating to Mossman - titled 'First car in Mossman, Queensland, decorated for the 1919 Victory Parade'
Picture relating to Blackall - titled 'Three men sitting on a quadricycle on the railway lines at Blackall, Queensland, ca.1919'
Picture relating to Blackall - titled 'Man standing near a motorised quadricycle, Blackall, Queensland, ca.1919'
Picture relating to Bowen Hills - titled 'Moving the 'Mephisto' tank to the Queensland Museum, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, 1919'
Picture relating to Roma Street - titled 'Railway workers standing beside a steam locomotive at Roma Street, Brisbane, 1919-1920'
Picture relating to Kelvin Grove - titled 'Kelvin Grove Primary School Cricket Team, Brisbane, ca. 1919'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Gladys Slaughter and friend operate a water pump at 'Gladville' (house) at Brackenridge, Brisbane, ca. 1919'
Picture relating to Cunnamulla - titled 'Child in a pram decorated for 1919 peace celebrations at Cunnamulla, Queensland'

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Moving the 'Mephisto' tank to the Queensland Museum, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, 1919

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1919
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The 'Mephisto' is the sole surviving German tank from World War I, captured by Australian troops in 1918 and brought back to Australia as a war trophy in 1919. This image shows the Mephisto being manoeuvred through the gates of the Queensland Museum on 23 August 1919. 'Around midnight on 21/22 August two Brisbane City Council steam-rollers departed from the wharf with Mephisto, travelling on its own tracks, in tow. Some difficulty was experienced when turning corners and the tank damaged the road surface in several areas. But the entourage eventually arrived at the old Museum building in Gregory Terrace about 11am "...amidst excitement, and in the presence of a fair crowd..." and Mephisto was placed in a prominent position in front of the building.' (Information taken from: M. Whitmore, Mephisto : A7v sturmpanzerwagen 506 : a history of the sole surviving First World War german tank, c1989)

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