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New website could
save you big bucks
A new website launched by
the State Government will help
Queenslanders find what rebates
and concessions they are entitled to
in one handy location.
Community Services Minister
Karen Struthers said the new ‘Every
Dollar Counts’ website would help
Queenslanders save money.
"The website is a one stop shop
for Queensland Government and
Federal Government concessions,
making it easy for people to get
the cost of living subsidies they're
eligible for," Ms Struthers said.
Every Dollar Counts brings
together information about a
number of concessions, including
electricialy rebates, life support
concessions, and natural gas rebates.
Pensioners and seniors are entitled
up to $216.21 a year to help meet
the cost of electricity payments, just
one of several rebates that if not
claimed, will go begging.
Go to www.qld.gov.au/
everydollarcounts or phone 13 13
04 to find out what concessions you
may be eligible for.
Search on for old photos
Councillor Charlie Pisasale said the
council had started a campaign
earlier this year as part of the 150 year
celebrations to find images from the
“ We are very keen to locate as many
images as possible that capture Ipswich
from all generations,” Cr Pisasale said.
“ We are asking local residents to
search through old family photo
albums to see if they have any treasured
snapshots they might like to share with
the council and the wider community.
“O f most interest are photographs
which depict the city’s early history
such as Ipswich buildings and houses,
people of interest, local businesses
and industries in operation, plus early
community gatherings such as sporting
matches and fetes.
“Old letters and documents also are of
interest as they reflect the city and the
people through a different medium.”
Cr Pisasale said the Picture Ipswich
website already contained more than
2400 interesting local images.
“ We want to continue building
this historic reference library of
photographic images of Ipswich for the
future as it shows where we have come
“If you have images different to those
already on the Picture Ipswich site and
would like to contribute, we ask that
you make contact with the council.
“ We won’t keep your photographs.
Our digital archivist scans the
photographs and then returns them
to you before adding them to Picture
The council also is searching for
Ipswich’s oldest photograph.
“ The oldest photograph on ‘Picture
Ipswich’ is one of Elizabeth Pettigrew,
who was the first wife of former Ipswich
Mayor John Pettigrew, and was taken in
Brisbane in about 1860.
“We would really love to uncover
images older than this which can be
shared with the community.
The Picture Ipswich website can be
accessed via the Ipswich Library and
Information Service’s website at www.
Above: : One of the oldest pictures found so far,
features members of the Stumer family in horse
and buggy, viewing the flood at One Mile. This
image was taken in 1893.
Ipswich City Council is continuing its search for photographic images to add to
the city’s ‘Picture Ipswich’ database.
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