Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 ; July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles…

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" enerigzed anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.

Central Fire Station, Brisbane, Queensland, ca.1900

Brisbane Fire Brigade Headquarters in brick building,with small balconies on the first level leading from opened windows.Two fire trucks and buggies equipped and ready for employment.Photo from State Library of Qld.

The iconic Cloudland Ballroom in Brisbane was a centre for music and dancing for 40 years

The iconic Cloudland Ballroom in Brisbane was a centre for music and dancing for 40 years

Procession for Bert Hinkler and his plane in Queen Street - Brisbane 1928

1928 Procession for Bert Hinkler and his plane in Queen Street, Brisbane.

[Pill box shelters being built during World War II, in Elizabeth Street, Brisbane] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

[Pill box shelters being built during World War II, in Elizabeth Street, Brisbane] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

1930s . Ladies trying to keep their hats on at the Brisbane races.

Chapter In chapter 24 Aunt Alexander had a social club meeting at the Finch household. In this meeting Scout learns a lot. Mostly about the ideas that Aunty and her friends have of the world.we find out Tom was shot trying to escape from prison.

Side view of Phillips 66 service station showing Europa motors, Sandgate Road, Albion, Brisbane [picture] .

Side view of Phillips 66 service station showing Europa motors, Sandgate Road, Albion, Brisbane [picture] .

American soldiers aboard the U.S.S. Republic on the way to Brisbane, 1941  In late 1941 the Pensacola Convoy narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbour, was diverted from it's original destination of the Philippines and headed to Brisbane. These soldiers were the first of what became almost one million U.S. servicemen and women who passed through Australia during the remainder of the war. Mark Muller, John Oxley Library. State Library of QLD Neg: 99847

Backyard Photography Magazine - Issue Two - Queensland Photography Issue

Brisbane in World War II | Brisbane at war | PerthNow

Brisbane in World War II | Brisbane at war | PerthNow

[Military marches through Brisbane streets] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

[Military marches through Brisbane streets] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

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