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100th anniversary – March of the Dungarees

"The pioneers of the Dungaree contingent who left Warwick last week for Brisbane". John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 702692-19151127-0021

November 16, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the March of the Dungarees, a recruitment march that started in Warwick and continued through Allora, Clifton, Greenmount, Cambooya, Toowoomba, Helidon, Gatton, Laidley, Rosewood, Ipswich, eventually finishing in Brisbane. As they passed through each town the number of recruits grew, starting with 28 men and finishing with 125 … Read more

Q ANZAC 100 Fellowships

On the 26th September, CEO and State Librarian Janette Wright announced four Fellowships as part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation commemorations. The announcement was made at the Serving Country Forum. The four fellowships valued at $15,000 each are on offer in 2014 to fund research projects relating to Queensland’s role … Read more

James Toohey World War I Diaries Now Digitized!

Gunner James Toohey

The diaries of Gunner James Toohey, a World War I soldier from Queensland who fought in France and Belgium, have now been digitized and are available through our catalogue. James Toohey, a young soldier from South Brisbane, enlisted in 1915 with the Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcements 14.  The two small diaries cover the period January 1916 to September 1917, describing … Read more

Picturesque Travel

Picturesque Travel 1914

Picturesque Travel was an in-house publication of trading and shipping company Burns Philp. “One of the most eagerly looked for of Australian annuals”, the first issue appeared in 1911 and the last in 1925. Its major function was to advertise the travel arm of the business but the pages were also packed with information about … Read more