Tag Archives: WWII Back

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

New accession: Leonard Christian Williamson Photograph Album (1940-1950)

State Library of Queensland holds an extensive collection of published and unpublished resources relating to World War Two. The most recent addition to this collection is a photograph album donated recently by the descendants of Leonard Christian Williamson (1909-1950). Mr Williamson, a Staff Sergeant by rank, served with 3/14 Australian Field Ambulance. Born in Rockhampton … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – migrant women at Wacol

Dr Donna Kleiss, Photo by SLQ staff

Guest Blogger – Dr. Donna Kleiss discusses Wacol Immigrants Holding Camp and  interviews  conducted with women migrants from SLQ’s  OH24 Migrant Women Oral History Collection “… The decision to accommodate those migrants on arrival in well-organised reception and training centres … is an entirely new departure from previous immigration plans. It is in fact revolutionary, and it … Read more

New Accession: Moheddeen Abdul Ghias Howsan Papers

Janeth Deen, President of the Queensland Muslim Historical Society, presenting the Howsan collection to Original Materials Librarian, Lynn Meyers

A recent addition  to the John Oxley Library are the Moheddeen Abdul Ghias (Bob) Howsan Papers.  This collection was donated by the President of the Queensland Muslim Historical Society, Janeth Deen, and consists of papers relating to Bob Howsan, a young Queenslander who served in the Second World War as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Flight Sergeant Howsan … Read more

Baseball downunder

American baseball players participating in a game at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds, 1917. John Oxley Library, State LIbrary of Queensland. Image number: 139483

The Sydney Cricket Ground became the first venue in the southern hemisphere to host a Season Opener of Major League Baseball on 22 and 23 March when the LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the 2014 Major League Baseball season. The Dodgers won 7-5 on Sunday, having won 3-1 the previous evening. It isn’t the … Read more