Remarkable images…remarkable stories!

A school operetta performance by St Mary's College students, Charters Towers, ca. 1930.

Every day is an opportunity to discover the remarkable content being digitised and shared through One Search, State Library’s catalogue. While working on a recent project at State Library, which involved heritage leaders, cultural heritage officers and volunteer members of history societies, museums, RSL sub-branch members and libraries – all participating in the Q ANZAC … Read more

Centaur Day, 14 May, and Red Roses for Remembrance

Nurses selling red paper roses for remembrance for Centaur Day, Ipswich, 1949

Guest blogger, Madonna Grehan, John Oxley Library Fellow for 2015. The Centaur Fund Series highlights Queenslanders’ special acknowledgement of the nursing profession, in the years after World War II. The Centaur Memorial Fund (the Fund) was a public subscription campaign, begun in February 1948, to recognise ‘the splendid services rendered by our Nurses in World … Read more

Avenging the Nurses: Government’s response to the sinking of 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur

'Work, save, fight and so avenge the nurses!'. From Australian War Memorial Collection, ID ARTV09088

Guest blogger, Madonna Grehan, John Oxley Library Fellow for 2015. The Centaur Fund Series highlights Queenslanders’ special acknowledgement of the nursing profession, in the years after World War II. Saturday 14 May 2016 marks 73 years since the torpedoing and sinking of the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, by enemy fire. On that day in … Read more