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Delpratt Family Function

Members of the Delpratt Family viewing items from the Maurice George Delpratt collection

On Monday 17th September members of the Delpratt Family joined State Library staff to celebrate the completion of digitization of the Maurice George Delpratt Collection.  This collection comprises the correspondence of Sergeant Maurice George Delpratt who was captured at Gallipoli and held as a prisoner of war in Turkey until the end of hostilities in … Read more

New Acquisition: Maurice George Delpratt Correspondence, A Turkish Prisoner of War

Postcard from M.G. Delpratt in Egypt to family, 20 May 1915, featuring a street view of Cairo.

The John Oxley Library has been fortunate to receive a significant and moving collection of World War I correspondence between Sergeant Maurice George Delpratt of the 5th Light Horse Regiment and his family from Tamborine in Queensland.  Delpratt was captured at Gallipoli and spent three and a half years as a prisoner of the Turks … Read more

Looking back at the Ekka

Milling crowds at the Brisbane Exhibition, August 1935 - John Oxley Library Image number 121272

Since the first Exhibition of 1876 held at Bowen Park with an estimated attendance of 15,000-17,000 when Brisbane’s total non indigenous population was only 27,000,  Brisbane’s RNA Exhibition has been an annual event.  Initially a grand affair, with men attending in their suits and ladies in their finest garments, food was served on long tables … Read more