1 June 2015
Queensland Week is an annual celebration of all things Queensland – our culture, history, industry and people. This year’s Queensland Week runs from 30 May to 7 June.
Queensland was established as a separate colony on 6 June 1859 when Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent to establish the new colony of Queensland. To announce the new colony and it’s separation from New South Wales, the ship, Clarence, sailed into Brisbane to a 14 gun salute, fireworks and a crowd of new Queenslanders excited to be no longer part of New South Wales!
Queensland’s history of course goes back much further than 6 June 1859, with European settlers already well established and local Indigenous cultures going back thousands of years.
For more information about Queensland Week visit www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/events/queensland-week