Our stories told through tea towels
The humble tea towel can be many things to many people – decorative décor, cherished souvenir, stylised reminder of a treasured time.
Queensland to a T gives a unique look into Queensland’s culture and identity between 1950 and 2016, reflecting changing ideas and interests—and the stubborn longevity of some stereotypes.
Get a glimpse into the Glenn R. Cooke Souvenir Textiles collection (holding over 1500 items) and uncover what made them desirable Queenslandiana and how we see them now.
So, soak up history and all things nostalgia and memorable while you reminisce, remember and see what comes out in the wash.
Image: Gold Coast, Unknown, Glenn R. Cooke Souvenir Textiles Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland