Home: a suburban obsession

Brisbane residents Frank and Eunice are thought to have taken over a quarter of a million photographs of houses throughout South East Queensland and as far north as Bundaberg.

Most of the photos were sold to home owners as individual prints or calendars at the time.

In 1995, 67 boxes of their photographs featuring 61,490 prints were donated to State Library.

It is one of the largest single photographic collections of Australian housing in existence.

In 2001, volunteers began the lengthy and complex process of sorting the prints; this involved translating Frank’s handwritten spool identifiers to crack the photographer’s organisational code.

7 Dec - 14 Jul

State Library of Queensland (SLQ)

Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank Brisbane QLD 4000

www.slq.qld.gov.au