He is remembered

Cyril Burdeu, Mena Camp

Beach Cemetery also known as Hell Spit was used from the day of the landing on Gallipoli and overlooks the southern point of Anzac Cove. It is here that you can find 391 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated, including Cyril Burdeu. Mena Camp, Egypt This handsome 6ft Aussie was 22 when … Read more

The Trees on Anzac Avenue: remembering Queensland’s first Great War casualty


A number of articles about the First World War are published in the Family History Newsletter on the website of the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM). The paragraphs below are excerpts from the article ‘World War One casualty records revealed’ by Adrian Harrison of the Department of Justice and Attorney General, which you can … Read more

An Important Bridge

Opening of the Stanley River Bridge, Peachester, October 1923.  Mrs Elizabeth Grigor is cutting the ribbon. Collection of Peachester History Committee

Guest Blogger : Peachester History Committee Sunshine Coast Region Series: Changing Landscapes The Stanley River at Peachester is normally a quiet and unremarkable stream. Travelers who pass through the township would barely notice the river, and almost certainly take the bridge for granted. It is only during ‘severe weather events’, like the flooding rains in January … Read more

Archibald Meston, the Colonial Frontier, and Queensland Museums Purchase Order 150

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

A talk was presented by Justyne Wilson at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum on February 11, aimed at uncovering the original biographical timeline or ‘life cycle’ of the objects and stories in the P150 Collection, which was sold to the Queensland Museum in the late 1890s by Archibald Meston, then Protector of Aborigines in Queensland.  The collection … Read more

State Library Indigenous Languages Webpages

SLQ Indigenous Languages Webpage

State Library has recently updated their Indigenous Languages webpages to provide a range of resources for language researchers, community members and other clients interested in discovering more about Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. An excellent starting point is the Indigenous Languages Map an interactive research tool that identifies languages and geographical locations across Queensland … Read more

Queensland’s communities take up Anzac Centenary project funding

Speakers discuss ways to transform First World War stories with the audience at the Heritage Leaders Workshop, April 2014.

Do you know if your community received project funding in the first two rounds of the Queensland Anzac Centenary grant program? The list of Historical Societies and Associations, Councils, Museums, Galleries, Libraries and RSL Sub Branches is quite extensive. Round 1 was announced in June 2014, and Round 2 in November 2014. They include:- Galleries and … Read more

Join the first Making an Age of Repair: Queensland event!


Join Redirective Practice as they ask the question, what will Queensland look like in 2044? This event, the first in a three part series, aims to open a dialogue around social, cultural and environmental design for Queenslanders that adequately takes into account climate change, global unsettlement and the impacts these changes will have.  Your voice is important in this conversation as these contemporary … Read more