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‘HOME: A Suburban Obsession’
June 8 - July 14 | 8:00am - 5:00pm| Free
HOME explores the social and emotional foundations of our houses through the incredible legacy of Frank and Eunice Corley.
From the 1960s to the 1970s, this entrepreneurial couple drove the suburban streets of Queensland in their pink Cadillac, taking photographs of houses and selling them to homeowners as calendar inserts, Christmas cards or standalone images.
Frank and Eunice are thought to have taken over a quarter of a million photographs of houses through South East Queensland and as far north as Bundaberg. Around two-thirds of the photographs were sold to householders, and the remaining 61,000 unsold images were donated to State Library in 1995.
State Library has worked with the Annerley-Stephens History Group and the University of Queensland’s Architecture Criticism History Theory Research Centre to weave together notable stories involving houses and homes featured in the Corley collection.