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Year of Outback Tourism (YOOT)

State Library of Queensland is in partnership with the Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) network and outback libraries across Queensland to create a digital record of the unique tourist events taking place during the 2019 Year of Outback Tourism.

Images contributed by locals and visitors of events happening in the outback are hosted on the 2019 Year of Outback Tourism Flickr Group. Shared contemporary images inspire the viewer to experience the landscape, people and culture of the tourist attractions in this special region of Queensland. A selection of the images uploaded by Councils and the RLQ Public Library network will be added to the RLQ image gallery on Aurora early in 2020.

How to contribute?

Watch the three step-by-step Flickr tutorials demonstrating the process. Explanations are in the 2019 Year of Outback Tourism handout and steps are also outlined in the PowerPoint presentation How to upload to Flickr. Once your photos are added to the Flickr group, share them on social media adding the #hashtags #outbacktourism; #outbackQueensland; and #yearofoutbacktourism.

Featured collections

Digitised image collections of outback Queensland communities are being showcased on the John Oxley Library blog each month. Is your community listed?

#OutbackQueensland featuring Boulia, Barcaldine, Hughenden, St George (June)

#OutbackQueensland featuring Quilpie, Windorah, Cunnamulla and Camooweal (May)

#OutbackQueensland featuring Julia Creek, Richmond, Cloncurry (April)

Read more about the project on PL Connect blog: Year of #OutbackQueensland on Flickr

More information

Contact Inclusive Communities to discuss the project.

Questions relating to the 2019 Year of Outback Tourism Flickr Group (YOOT) can be emailed to

Last updated
19th July 2019