Bringing untold stories to life in Cherbourg

In March, the Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) welcomed State Library’s Q ANZAC 100: Memories for New Generation team to Cherbourg to share the research on the untold stories of Indigenous Soldiers in WW1.

State Library’s Niles Elvery shares Queensland stories from the First World War at Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre

State Library’s Niles Elvery shares Queensland stories from the First World War at Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre

A welcoming reception was held for participating community members at the IKC before everyone moved to the Boy’s Dormitory Museum for three days of workshops.

One of the highlights of the week was the opportunity for participants to take part in a White Gloves experience where they could view and handle 100-year-old items from SLQ’s John Oxley Collection.

To find out how you can work with your community to conduct research on possible Indigenous Soldiers in your region, contact the QANZAC 100 team at QANZAC100@slq.qld.gov.au. Or you can see Queensland history come to life with home and war front stories of courage, resilience, sacrifice and duty on the Q ANZAC 100 website.