Picture Noosa is an online collection of images that depict the history and development of the Noosa region. They are an excellent source for local history research, school assignments or for anyone interested in seeing how the area looked in days gone by. View or search for images on the Noosa Library Service catalogue.
Picture Noosa includes the Griffiths Photographic Collection, a collection of images taken between the 1960s to 1990s by local photographers Griffiths Studio. Learn more about the studio in the oral history interviews with Bill Griffiths and Sue Griffiths.
Using the images
The images in Picture Noosa have been provided to the library from the private collections of local families. We are continually adding to the collection and welcome donations of images from the public. If you have images you would be willing to donate to the collection please contact the Heritage Librarian by email or by calling 5329-6534. Any photos, negatives or slides loaned to the library are scanned and the originals returned to the owner.
Copies of the images may be ordered by contacting the Heritage Library Coordinator - fees apply.
(07) 5329 6534
It is intended that images in Picture Noosa will be used for general viewing, private study or research. They may not be duplicated, modified, published or used for any other purpose without expressed written permission of the copyright holder.
Copyright laws are in place to protect the creators of artistic and literary works (including photographs). Australian copyright law includes: Copyright Act 1968, Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000, Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000.
Ownership of Copyright
Many of the images in the Picture Noosa database are out of copyright. They were taken before 1955 and the copyright has lapsed. Where this has occurred the images are in the public domain and copyright clearance is unnecessary. In all cases where an image is still in copyright, permission to copy must be obtained from the copyright owner. The responsibility to identify the copyright owner and to obtain permission to use the image, rests with the person who wishes to use the image. For current advice contact the Australian Copyright Council.
Indigenous Australians are advised that Picture Noosa may include images or names of people now deceased.